Thomas Newman Thomas Newman Thomas Newman


TThomas Newman is an American composer best known for his many film scores. Newman has received a total of twelve Academy Award nominations. He has won two BAFTAs, six Grammys and an Emmy, and has been nominated for three Golden Globes. 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.

In 1994, he got his first Academy Award nominations with the scores to The Shawshank Redemption and Little Women. he scored Diane Keaton's Unstrung Heroes, receiving yet another Oscar nomination. In 1998, he scored Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer as well as Meet Joe Black. In 1999, Newman composed the score to Sam Mendes' first feature film American Beauty, created using mainly percussion instruments. Newman believed the score helped move the film along without disturbing the "moral ambiguity" of the script. He received a fourth Oscar nomination for this score, and won a Grammy and a BAFTA. His critical and commercial success has continued in the following years with his scores for films such as Meet Joe Black, The Green Mile, Erin Brockovich, In the Bedroom and The Salton Sea. He was nominated consecutively for a further three Academy Awards, for Road to Perdition (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004).

Most Notable Awards

38 Award Wins, 41 Nominations
Oscar 14 Nominations
Grammy Award 3 Wins

His first score since The Good German was for the 2008 animated film WALL-E, collaborating for the second time with director Andrew Stanton (with the first collaboration being Finding Nemo). The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature (as had "Nemo"). Newman received two Oscar nominations: one for Best Original Score, and another for Best Original Song for "Down to Earth", which he co-wrote with Peter Gabriel. In 2008, Newman scored Towelhead and Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road and in 2009 he scored Brothers. In 2011 he scored The Help, The Debt, The Iron Lady, and The Adjustment Bureau. In 2012, Newman scored The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and also scored the 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall, directed by his longtime collaborator Sam Mendes, which celebrates the film franchise's 50th anniversary. His work on this film earned him his eleventh Oscar nomination and a second BAFTA win. During 2013, he scored Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects and Saving Mr. Banks. The latter score was very well received by film music critics, earning Newman BAFTA and Oscar nominations for the second consecutive year.

Filmography List

2014 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2Original Music Composer
2014 The JudgeOriginal Music Composer
2014 Get on UpOriginal Music Composer
2015 The Good DinosaurOriginal Songs Composer
2013 Saving Mr. BanksOriginal Music Composer
2013 Lauren (TV Series) (12 episodes)Original Music Composer
2013 James Bond 007 Vs. The Joker (Short)Original Music Composer
2013 The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Short)Original Music Composer
2013 Wright vs. Wrong (Short)Original Music Composer
2013 Side EffectsOriginal Music Composer
2012 SkyfallOriginal Music Composer
2012 The Newsroom (TV Series) (1 episode)Original Music Composer
2011 The Iron LadyOriginal Music Composer
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold HotelOriginal Music Composer
2011 he HelpOriginal Music Composer
2011 The Adjustment BureauOriginal Music Composer
2010 La siesta de Jacinto (Short)Original Music Composer
2010 The DebtOriginal Music Composer
2009 BrothersOriginal Music Composer
2009 Autumn of Youth (Short)Original Music Composer
2008 Revolutionary RoadOriginal Music Composer
2008 WALL·EOriginal Music Composer

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