Newman at the 83rd Academy Awards
|20 Nominations / 2 Wins|
|Role||Composer, Singer, Songwriter|
|Born||November 23, 1943|
|Los Angeles, California, USA|
Randy Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for film scores. Newman often writes lyrics from the perspective of a character far removed from his own experiences, sometimes using the point of view of an unreliable narrator. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime (1981), The Natural (1984), Awakenings (1990), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Meet the Parents (2000), Seabiscuit (2003) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has scored seven Disney-Pixar films: Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Cars (2006), and Toy Story 3 (2010) with many more to come. Newman has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards. He has also won three Emmys, Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy. Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend. Newman was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013.
- 54th Academy Awards, 1981
- Best Original Score — Ragtime
- Best Original Song — "One More Hour" from Ragtime
- 68th Academy Awards, 1995
- Best Original Score — Toy Story
- Best Original Song — "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story
- 71st Academy Awards, 1998
- Best Original Score — Pleasantville
- Best Original Score — A Bug's Life
- Best Original Song — "That'll Do" from Babe: Pig in the City
- 74th Academy Awards, 2001
- Best Original Score — Monsters, Inc.
- Best Original Song — "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.
- 82nd Academy Awards, 2009
- Best Original Song — "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog
- Best Original Song — "Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog