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BMI Congratulates 2021 Guild of Music Supervisors Award Winners

Atticus Ross, Celeste win Best Song Awards for TV and Film while renowned Music Supervisor Maureen Crowe honored with Legacy Award

Posted in News on April 13, 2021

The Guild of Music Supervisors has again this year recognized outstanding achievement in the craft of music supervision in film, television, documentaries, games, advertising and trailers. The awards ceremony, held virtually Sunday, also included several music creators honored with Best Song written for film and TV. For film, BMI songwriter and Oscar nominee Celeste’s “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of The Chicago 7 took the win, while multi-award-winning BMI songwriter and composer Atticus Ross won for “The Way It Used to Be,” from HBO’s Watchmen. During the evening, legendary founding president of GMS, Maureen Crowe, was also honored for her tireless support and recognition of music supervisors and the key role they play in the success of any musical media. As a music supervisor herself, Crowe has worked on Wayne’s World, True Romance, Chicago, The Bodyguard, Dead Man Walking and countless other immensely popular shows and films.

Here are all of the night’s winners. Congratulations, everyone!

For Film:

Best Music Supervision (film budgeted over $25 million): Tom MacDougall – Soul

Best Music Supervision (film budgeted under $25 million): Dawn Sutter Madell - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Music Supervision (film budgeted under $10 million): Susan Jacobs - Promising Young Woman

Best Music Supervision (film budgeted under $5 million): Dondrea Erauw, Michael Perlmutter - The Cuban

Best Song (written and/or recorded for a film): “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7; writers: Celeste, Daniel Pemberton; performed By: Celeste; music supervisors: Peter Afterman, Alison Litton

For TV:

Best Music Supervision (TV drama): Liza Richardson – Watchmen – Season 1

Best Music Supervision (TV comedy or musical - 3-way tie): Manish Raval, Alison Rosenfeld, Tom Wolfe – High Fidelity – Season 1; Kier Lehman – Insecure – Season 4; Robin Urdang – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 3

Best Music Supervision (Reality TV): Meryl Ginsberg – The Masked Singer – Season 3

Best Music Supervision (TV movie): Warren Fischer, Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Best Song (written and/or recorded for TV): “The Way It Used to Be,” songwriters: Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor; artists: Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor; program: Watchmen; episode: #106 “This Extraordinary Being;” music supervisor: Liza Richardson

For Documentary:

Best Music Supervision (documentary): Aminé Ramer - Crip Camp

Best Music Supervision (docuseries): Rudy Chung - The Last Dance

For Trailer:

Best Music Supervision (trailer): Mike Lynn - Judas and the Black Messiah

For Advertising:

Best Music Supervision (advertising - synch): Andy Hamm - Apple “A Journey into the Valley of Fire - Shot on iPhone”

Best Music Supervision (advertising - original music): Mike Ladman - Hennessy “Maurice and the Black Bear School”

For Video Game:

Best Music Supervision (video game): Eric Kalver, Brandon Young - Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2