Lin-Manuel Miranda has wormed his way to a special award…
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican songwriter, composer & lyricist’s Encanto single “Dos Oruguitas” has won Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film at the GMS Awards, presented by the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Miranda’s “Dos Oruguitas,” performed by Sebastian Yatra, is nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category. So this win could prove that the Hamilton musical creator is gaining momentum in the Oscar race in the closing days of Oscar balloting? (The final-round voting period for the Oscars runs from March 17-22.)
However, Miranda’s chief rival for the Oscar, Billie Eilish and Finneas’ “No Time to Die” from the James Bond film of the same name, wasn’t nominated in this category. Many believe Eilish and Finneas’ single is still the song to beat for the Academy Awards.
While the Oscar for best original score is presented only to the songwriter, the GMS award in this equivalent category is presented to the songwriter, the artist (in this case, Yatra) and the music supervisor (in this case, Tom MacDougall).
In the television categories, Janet Lopez won the Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical award for her work on Season 1 of The White Lotus, while Stephanie Diaz-Matos and Eric Medina were among the winners in the Best Music Supervision – Reality Television category for their work on Season 1 of Sweet Life: Los Angeles.
In the video game categories, Raphaella Lima was among the winners in the Best Music Supervision in a Video Game category for her work on FIFA 22.
The Guild of Music Supervisors is a nonprofit that was founded in 2010 with the goal of promoting the role of the music supervisor in all forms of media.
The GMS Awards don’t have categories to honor film scorers. Their focus is on music supervision in film, television, documentaries, trailers, advertising and video games. For more information on the ceremony, visit GMSAwards.com.
Here’s the complete list of winners for the 12th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards:
Best song written and/or recorded for a film:
“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto — songwriter: Lin-Manuel Miranda; performer: Sebastián Yatra; music supervisor: Tom MacDougall
Best music supervision for film budgeted over $25 million:
Steven Gizicki – Tick, Tick… Boom!
Best music supervision for film budgeted under $25 million:
Julianne Jordan, Justine von Winterfeldt – Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Best music supervision for film budgeted under $10 million:
Mandi Collier, Frankie Pine – Sylvie’s Love
Best music supervision for film budgeted under $5 million:
Mandi Collier, Jen Malone, Nicole Weisberg – Zola
Best music supervision – television drama:
Liza Richardson – Lovecraft Country – Season 1
Best music supervision – television comedy or musical:
Janet Lopez – The White Lotus – Season 1
Best music supervision – reality television:
Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Eric Medina – Sweet Life: Los Angeles – Season 1
Best music supervision – television movie:
Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All the Boys: Always and Forever
Best song written and/or recorded for television:
“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
Best music supervision for a documentary:
Angela Asistio – Val
Best music supervision in a docuseries:
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
Best music supervision in a trailer:
Toddrick Spalding – King Richard
Best music supervision in advertising (synch):
Jonathan Wellbelove – Apple – “iPhone 12 – Fumble”
Best music supervision in advertising (original music):
Jonathan Hecht, Sarah Tembeckjian – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, The Trombone Shorty Foundation – “Rise And Shine”
Best music supervision in a video game:
Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Ben Werdegar – FIFA 22