At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy bestowed Randy Newman with an award for ‘Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Media’ for his work on the Toy Story 3 soundtrack. In the Toy Story films, the accomplished composer has created a collection of music that is almost as instantly recognizable as the characters within the movies. Randy Newman’s win for Toy Story 3 is a nice recognition of all of his great work on the film trilogy.
The nominees in the category were:
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Media:
- Alice in Wonderland – Danny Elfman, composer
- Avatar – James Horner, composer
- Inception – Hans Zimmer, composer
- Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer, composer
- Toy Story 3 – Randy Newman, composer
In a category filled with incredibly storied composers, Randy Newman took the big prize. A film is always incomplete without the accompanying music. The last few scenes in Toy Story 3 were written to be emotional, but it was Randy Newman’s music that completed the tearful experience that many audience members reported.
Newman is no stranger to the Grammy Awards. With tonight’s win, he has taken home five Grammys out of a total of 14 nominations. All of his previous Grammy wins have been for his work on Pixar films:
- Instrumental Composition Written for Motion Picture or Television – A Bug’s Life
- Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2
- Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc.
- Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – “Our Town” from Cars
Congratulations to Randy Newman for his win!