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2022 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Bring Beyonce and Jay-Z Head-to-Head

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At this year’s 19th Annual Academy Awards, fans were eagerly awaiting to see Beyoncé compete with Jay-Z in the same category. The first time a husband and wife contend in the same category – that would be historic. 

But it did not happen. Beyoncé’s “Be Alive” from “King Richard” got nominated for Best Original Song category on February 8; on the other hand, Jay-Z’s “Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall” didn’t get a nomination.

The couple is going head-to-head for Best Song Written and/or Recorded with a Film at the 2022 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards. The 12th annual GMS nominations were revealed on Thursday, February 10.

Here’s a full list of the 2022 GMS Awards nominees:


Best song written and/or recorded for a film

“Guns Go Bang” from The Harder They Fall — songwriters: Jeymes Samuel, Scott Mescudi, Shawn Carter; performers: Kid Cudi, Jay-Z; music supervisor: Michelle Silverman

“My Father’s Daughter” from Flag Day — songwriters: Glen Hansard, Eddie Vedder; performers: Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard, Olivia Vedder; music supervisor: Tracy McKnight

“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto — songwriter: Lin-Manuel Miranda; performer: Sebastián Yatra; music supervisor: Tom MacDougall

“Fire in the Sky” from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — songwriters: Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Son Tzu, Rogét Chahayed, Wesley Singerman, Taylor Dexter, Alissia Benveniste; performer: Anderson .Paak; music supervisor: Dave Jordan

“Be Alive” from King Richard — songwriters: Beyoncé, Dixson; performer: Beyoncé; music supervisor: Susan Jacobs

Best music supervision for film budgeted over $25 million

Mary Ramos – Being the Ricardos

Tom MacDougall – Encanto

Michelle Silverman – The Harder They Fall

Linda Cohen – The Tender Bar

Steven Gizicki – Tick, Tick… Boom!

Best music supervision for film budgeted under $25 million

Pierre-Marie Dru – Annette

Julianne Jordan, Justine von Winterfeldt – Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Becky Bentham – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

John Houlihan – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Tracy McKnight – Flag Day

Best music supervision for film budgeted under $10 million

Victoria Beard, Sean Mulligan – Blue Bayou

Katie Colley, Sean Mulligan – The Hating Game

Alexandra Eckhardt – Passing

Mandi Collier, Frankie Pine – Sylvie’s Love

Rob Lowry – The Ultimate Playlist of Noise

Best music supervision for film budgeted under $5 million

Andrea von Foerster – Happily

Jen Malone – Malcolm & Marie

Matthew Hearon-Smith – Red Rocket

Henrik Hawor, Silje Katralen, Goran Obad, Emilie Sørensen – The Worst Person in the World

Mandi Collier, Jen Malone, Nicole Weisberg – Zola


Best music supervision – television drama

Sarah Bridge – The Crown – Season 4

Kevin Edelman – Cruel Summer – Season 1

Jen Ross – Genius: Aretha – Season 3

Liza Richardson – Lovecraft Country – Season 1

Iain Cooke – It’s A Sin – Season 1

Best music supervision – television comedy or musical

Jason Alexander, Justin T. Feldman – Dave – Season 2

Matt Biffa – Sex Education – Season 3

Janet Lopez – The White Lotus – Season 1

Jen Ross – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – Season 2

Jonathan McHugh – Blindspotting – Season 1

Best music supervision – reality television

Peter Davis – The Challenge: All Stars – Season 1

Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Eric Medina – Sweet Life: Los Angeles – Season 1

Jason Markey – Fboy Island – Season 1

Jon Ernst – Siesta Key – Season 4

Best music supervision – television movie

Nicki Richards – American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules

Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All the Boys: Always and Forever

Mikki Itzigsohn, Willa Yudell – The Voyeurs

Best song written and/or recorded for television

“Look at Us” — songwriters: Mike Aaberg, Joseph Epperson, Lauren Evans, Mounir Ghantous, Tony Ghantous, Goapele K. Mohlbane, Faraji Wright; performers: Goapele (feat. Rexx Life Raj); program: Homeroom; music supervisor: Julie Glaze Houlihan

“F*** The Pain Away” — songwriter: Merrill Nisker (aka Peaches); performers: The Moordale Singers and Oli Julian; program: Sex Education episodes 302 and 307; music supervisor: Matt Biffa

“Beginning Middle End” — songwriters: Leah Nobel, Quinn Redmond; performer: Leah Nobel; Program: To All the Boys: Always and Forever; music supervisors: Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington

“Change” — songwriters: Ronald Colson, Jeff Gitelman, David Harris, Maxx Moore, Gabriella Wilson; performer: H.E.R.; program: We the People; episode 101 – “Active Citizenship”; music supervisor: Jen Ross

“Anyone” — songwriters: Badriia Ines Bourelly, Dayyon Alexander Drinkard, Demi Lovato, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jay Mooncie, Samuel Elliot Roman;  performers: cast of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Skylar Astin); program: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist; episode 209 – “Zoey’s Extraordinary Mystery”; music supervisor: Jen Ross


Best music supervision for a documentary

Jonathan Hecht – Dear Rider

Tracy McKnight – Rebel Hearts

Maureen Crowe, Janet Billig Rich – Sisters on Track

Gary Welch – The Sparks Brothers

Angela Asistio – Val

Best music supervision in a docuseries

Ian Broucek, Kevin Writer – Amend: The Fight for America

Aminé Ramer – HBO Music Box Series: Mr. Saturday Night, Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage, Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss, DMX: Don’t Try to Understand, Jagged, Listening to Kenny G

James Cartwright – The Lady and the Dale

Jon Ernst – Last Chance U: Basketball

Iain Cooke – 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything


Best music supervision in a trailer

Will Quiney – CODA

Toddrick Spalding – King Richard

Holly Williamson – The Matrix Resurrections

Natalie Wali – Spencer

Gregory Sweeney – Scenes From a Marriage


Best music supervision in advertising (synch)

Jonathan Wellbelove – Apple – “iPhone 12 – Fumble”

Sunny Kapoor, Mike Ladman – Meta – “Skate Nation Ghana”

Jonathan Hecht, Mike Ladman, Brandy Ricker, Sarah Tembeckjian – Reform Alliance – “Technically Illegal”

Jeremy Daw, JT Griffith – Nike – “Together Again”

Josh Marcy, Liz Pfriem – Apple – “Privacy On iPhone – Tracked”

Best music supervision in advertising (original music)

Neil Cleary, Kristen Hosack – Lexus – “Lexus Sparks Campaign”

Jennie Armon, Matt Nelson – YouTube Originals – “Life In A Day 2020: Strangers On The Road”

Kurt Steinke – Venus – “Venus – The Pube Song”

Jonathan Hecht, Sarah Tembeckjian – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, The Trombone Shorty

Foundation – “Rise And Shine”

Josh Marcy, Nicole Palko – Apple – “Start Up | A Song Made From 45 Years Of Apple Sounds”


Best music supervision in a video game

Venus Bentley, Steve Schnur – Battlefield 2042

Simon Landry, Greig Newby, Eduardo Vaisman – Far Cry 6

Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Ben Werdegar – FIFA 22

Tony Mesones, Ivan Pavlovich, David Scott – Grand Theft Auto Online: The Contract

Glenn Herweijer, Ben Sumner – Life Is Strange: True Colors

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