Randy Newman
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.


74th Academy Awards, 2001
Best Original Song — "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.
83rd Academy Awards, 2010
Best Original Song — "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3


54th Academy Awards, 1981
Best Original ScoreRagtime
Best Original Song — "One More Hour" from Ragtime
57th Academy Awards, 1984
Best Original ScoreThe Natural
62nd Academy Awards, 1989
Best Original Song — "I Love To See You Smile" from Parenthood
63rd Academy Awards, 1990
Best Original ScoreAvalon
67th Academy Awards, 1994
Best Original Song — "Make Up Your Mind" from The Paper
68th Academy Awards, 1995
Best Original ScoreToy Story
Best Original Song — "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story
69th Academy Awards, 1996
Best Original ScoreJames and the Giant Peach
71st Academy Awards, 1998
Best Original ScorePleasantville
Best Original ScoreA Bug's Life
Best Original Song — "That'll Do" from Babe: Pig in the City
72nd Academy Awards, 1999
Best Original Song — "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2
73rd Academy Awards, 2000
Best Original Song — "A Fool in Love" from Meet the Parents
74th Academy Awards, 2001
Best Original ScoreMonsters, Inc.
Best Original Song — "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.
79th Academy Awards, 2006
Best Original Song — "Our Town" from Cars
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
83rd Academy Awards, 2010
Best Original Song — "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3


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