The Guild of Music Supervisors announced its fifth annual awards event taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood. The awards will recognize Music Supervisors in 14 categories representing Motion Picture, Television, Games, Trailers and Advertising. The evening will also feature three very performances by recording artists from Island Records, Capitol Music Group and Republic Records.
The President of the Guild of Music Supervisors John Houlihan remarked, "The efforts of Music Supervisors have resulted in an amazing year of music use in media. Music Supervisors know how to support story, elevate messaging and add immeasurable value to all forms of media. We have a stellar group of nominees this year and our 5th annual event will honor the most creative music uses of 2014."
Motion Pictures including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Boyhood,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Into the Woods” are a sampling of the films that received nominations. “Girls,” “Glee,” “Nashville,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “The Blacklist,” "Houdini," “The Voice” and “American Idol” are included in the television categories.
Brands Apple, Coke, Nike and AllSaints received recognition as contenders in the advertising category. In the Games category, "FIFA 15," "Sunset Overdrive," "Hohokum," "Forza Horizon 2" and "The Sims 4" were highlighted as nominees. Film Trailer nominations include “Birdman” and “50 Shades of Grey” among others.
For the second year in a row the Guild of Music Supervisors has selected Mack Sennett Studios to host their awards to call attention the role of Music Supervision and existing music has contributed to the history of motion picture. Mack Sennett Studios consists of a stage and still photography and event rental studios. Built as a silent movie studio in 1916 by legendary producer Mack Sennett, this Los Angeles landmark has played host to countless productions for film, television, advertising, music, fashion and art industries, as well as large-scale events.
For a complete list of nominations, visit guildofmusicsupervisors.com.