Oscar family affair: Thomas and Randy Newman could face off for the first time in 24 years

Oscar family affair: Thomas and Randy Newman could face off for the first time in 24 years
The Newmans are the the most nominated family in Oscar history with a whopping 92 bids and they could bump up that number even more this year. Cousins Thomas Newman and Randy Newman are both in the running for Best Original Score for their work on two very different Best Picture contenders, “1917” and “Marriage Story,” respectively. Should they make the cut, it’d mark the first time in almost a quarter of a century and second time overall they’re competing against each other.

Two sounds mighty small when you consider that Thomas has been nominated 13 times in the category and Randy, eight. But alas, the only time they’ve collided was 24 years ago when Thomas was up for “Unstrung Heroes” and Randy was nominated for “Toy Story” in Best Musical or Comedy Score (the Oscars split score into drama and musical or comedy from 1995 to ’98); they lost to Alan Menken
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