At the 19th annual Academy Awards, fans were looking forward to Beyoncé versus Jay-Z showdown. The first time a husband and wife contended in the same category – that would be a historic event.
But it did not happen. On February 8, Beyoncé’s “Be Alive” from “King Richard” got nominated for Best Original Song category, however Jay-Z’s “Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall” didn’t get a nomination.
However, at the 2022 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, the couple is going head-to-head for Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film. The 12th annual GMS Awards nominations were revealed on Thursday, February 10.
The Carters are contending with “Dos Oruguitas,” which snagged an Oscar nomination, from “Encanto” by Lin-Manuel Miranda; also with two other songs: “My Father’s Daughter” from “Flag Day” and “Fire in the Sky” from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
The GMS Awards will occur on March 20, a week prior to the 94th annual Academy Awards held in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre. The GMS Awards will be presented during the final-round voting period for the Oscars, happening between March 17 to 22, therefore a win here could aid in Oscar balloting for the Best Original Song category.
As announced earlier, Diane Warren, whose “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” got an Oscar nomination, will be given the Icon Award at the GMS Awards.
But snagging a GMS Award will not ensure an Oscar win. Last year, “Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7” snagged the GMS Award. It received an Oscar nomination; it, however, was bested by “Fight for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
The GMS Awards don’t have film scorers’ categories. Their attention is set on music supervision in film, television, documentaries, trailers, advertising, and video games.
In 2010, the Guild of Music Supervisors, a nonprofit organization, was founded with an objective of promoting the role of the music supervisor in all forms of media. Throughout the year, the organization hosts educational and networking events, the annual State of Music in Media Conference included.