Thomas Newman
Newman at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon
14 Nominations
Role Composer
Born October 20, 1955
Los Angeles, California, USA

Thomas Newman is an American composer and conductor best known for his many film scores. Newman has received a total of eleven Academy Award nominations, although as of 2012, he has yet to win the award. He has however won a BAFTA, five Grammys and an Emmy, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe. Newman was honored with the Richard Kirk award at the 2000 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.


67th Academy Awards, 1994
Best Original ScoreLittle Women
Best Original ScoreThe Shawshank Redemption
68th Academy Awards, 1995
Best Original ScoreUnstrung Heroes
72nd Academy Awards, 1999
Best Original ScoreAmerican Beauty
75th Academy Awards, 2002
Best Original ScoreRoad to Perdition
76th Academy Awards, 2003
Best Original ScoreFinding Nemo
77th Academy Awards, 2004
Best Original ScoreLemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
79th Academy Awards, 2006
Best Original ScoreThe Good German
81st Academy Awards, 2008
Best Original ScoreWALL-E
Best Original Song — "Down To Earth" from WALL-E (shared with Peter Gabriel)
85th Academy Awards, 2012
Best Original ScoreSkyfall
86th Academy Awards, 2013
Best Original ScoreSaving Mr. Banks
88th Academy Awards, 2015
Best Original ScoreBridge of Spies
89th Academy Awards, 2016
Best Original ScorePassengers

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