Thomas Newman

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  • Birth Name: Thomas Montgomery Newman
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Composer
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Fast Facts

  • Befriended composer Stephen Sondheim, who helped to draw attention to his one of earliest theater arrangements, while studying at Yale.
  • Father, legendary composer Alfred Newman, gave composer John Williams some of his first work in Hollywood; Williams later returned the favor, inviting Thomas to work on the orchestral cue for Darth Vader's death scene in Return of the Jedi (1983).
  • Won the Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award at the 2000 BMI Film and TV Awards.
  • Longtime collaborator of Sam Mendes; the pair first worked together on American Beauty (1999).
  • Composed the main title music for Six Feet Under.
  • Released, with Richard Cox, the album 35 Whirlpools Below, in 2014.
  • When Williams was unable to write the score for Bridge of Spies (2015), due to illness, Newman stepped in and replaced him.

Awards

  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Music: Winner
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Instrumental Arrangement: Winner
  • 1998, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Original Music Score: Winner
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
  • 2013, Grammy — Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Winner
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Music: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Instrumental Composition: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Instrumental Arrangement: Winner
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Music: Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score): Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2016, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Main Title Theme Music: Winner
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2000, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Winner
  • 2000, Grammy — Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2006, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Film Music: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Joey Newman — Nephew
  • Randy Newman — Cousin
  • David Newman — Brother
  • Maria Newman — Sister
  • Martha Louis Montgomery — Mother
  • Alfred Newman — Father
  • Emil Newman — Uncle
  • Ann Marie Newman — Wife
  • Julia — Daughter
  • Jack — Son
  • Lionel Newman — Uncle
  • Evan — Son

College

  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States; Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (BA, 1977; Master of Music, 1978)

Details

  • Birth Name: Thomas Montgomery Newman
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Composer

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