On this day in 2002, the composing genius Randy Newman finally won an Oscar, after 15 nominations.
He was given the award for his song ‘If I didn’t have you’ from Monsters Inc, who unfortunately (and surprisingly) lost out in the Best Animated Picture category to Shrek.
Randy has been nominated for another 5 Oscar’s since then, with his other win coming in 2011 for another favorite of ours, ‘We Belong Together’ from Toy Story 3.
Another surprise is that he didn’t win the award for one of the most recognisable songs in Disney/Pixar history... ‘You’ve got a friend in me’ from Toy Story.
Fortunately he’s not slowing down just yet, after 25 film scores and 11 studio albums, he still released 3 albums last year. Looking forward to his next big tear-jerking Pixar creation!