Flicks in Five: Alfred Newman

by Lynne Warfel
February 4, 2012

Listen Flicks in Five: Alfred Newman
Larger view
War Horse (Courtesy of DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.)


Longtime music director at 20th Century Fox and father of the studio's famous fanfare, Alfred Newman holds the distinction of winning more Oscars (9) than anyone outside of Walt Disney, AND his record for nominations is tied at John Williams at 45. If Williams is nominated next week for "War Horse" the tie is broken in regard to that!

NB: Tie broken and then some! Williams up for Oscars for Tintin AND War Horse. Nominations 46 and 47.

BAFTA awards February 12th in London. Oscars February 26th.