The 2020 Oscars Musical Categories Credit Check


Date: Sun, Feb 9 • 5:00 PM PST (8:00 PM EST)


Location: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA


Welcome to a special Oscars edition of the credit check. Nominations just dropped for the 2020 Oscars and we are taking a look at all the musical nominees and checking the credits on the songs nominated for the original song category. Musical scores and soundtracks are pivotal parts of the theatrical experience and it takes a special group of creators to provide the necessary vibes to compliment the pacing and emotion of cinema. You can check our previous 2019 edition here.

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony is the biggest night of the year for the motion picture industry. Within the hunt for Oscar glory lie just four audio categories. This year, Joker, Frozen II, Little Women, Toy Story and Marriage Story head up a group of movies with amazing musical accompaniment. Here are the nominees for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score), Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song), Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Best Achievement in Sound Editing:

Music (Original Song)

Toy Story 4 Poster

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

 

Producer

Mitchell Froom

Tom MacDougall

Composer

Randy Newman

Lyricist

Randy Newman

Associated Performer

Andrew Page

Carmen Carter

Dan Higgins

David Piltch

Eric Bradley

Gerald White

Jasper Randall

Jeff Young

Lori Perry

Luis Conte

Matthew Chamberlain

Randy Kerber

Sy Smith

Todd Honeycutt

Val Mccallum

Vonda Shepard

Asst. Recording Engineer

Brian Rajaratnam

John Costello

Michael Fahey

Monique Evelyn

Sean Badum

Conductor

Jasper Randall

Drums

Matthew Chamberlain

Executive Producer

Tom MacDougall

Guitar

Val Mccallum

Mixer

David Boucher

Music Production

Andrew Page

Percussion

Luis Conte

Piano

Randy Kerber

Recording Arranger

Dan Higgins

Recording Engineer

David Boucher

Studio Personnel

Brian Rajaratnam

David Boucher

John Costello

Michael Fahey

Monique Evelyn

Sean Badum

Upright Bass

David Piltch

Vocals

Carmen Carter

Eric Bradley

Gerald White

Jasper Randall

Jeff Young

Lori Perry

Sy Smith

Todd Honeycutt

Vonda Shepard

 

Rocketman Poster

 

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman – Performed by Taron Egerton. Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin – WINNER

 

 

Producer

Giles Martin

Greg Kurstin

Composer

Bernie Taupin

Elton John

Lyricist

Bernie Taupin

Elton John

Associated Performer

Aaron Redfield

Adam Double

Billy Adamson

Dave Hartley

Elton John

Greg Kurstin

Jacquelyn Gouché-Farris

James King

Judith Hill

Lynn Mabry

Mark Pusey

Ron Blake

Taron Egerton

Asst. Recording Engineer

John Prestage

Background Vocalist

Jacquelyn Gouché-Farris

Judith Hill

Lynn Mabry

Bass

Greg Kurstin

Bass guitar

Adam Double

Drum

Mark Pusey

Drums

Aaron Redfield

Electric Guitar

Greg Kurstin

Glockenspiel

Greg Kurstin

Guitar

Billy Adamson

Horn

James King

Ron Blake

Mastering Engineer

Dick Beetham

Mixer

Mark “Spike” Stent

Organ

Greg Kurstin

Piano

Dave Hartley

Greg Kurstin

Recording Engineer

Chris Sheldon

Studio Personnel

Chris Sheldon

Dick Beetham

John Prestage

Mark “Spike” Stent

Tambourine

Aaron Redfield

Vocals

Elton John

Taron Egerton


 

Breakthrough Poster - Oscars 2020
 

“I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough – Performed by Chrissy Metz. Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

 

 

Producer

Kyle Townsend

Composer

Diane Warren

Lyricist

Diane Warren

Associated Performer

Alex Teamer

Eric Jackson

Melodye Perry

Shikena Jones

Stevie Notes

Zeno

Background Vocalist

Alex Teamer

Melodye Perry

Shikena Jones

Stevie Notes

Zeno

Engineer

Mario Luccy

Guitar

Eric Jackson

Mixer

Dave Russell

Studio Personnel

Dave Russell

Eric Vetro

Mario Luccy

Vocal Engineer

Eric Vetro

Frozen II Poster

“INTO THE UNKNOWN” FROM FROZEN II – Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

 

Producer

Dave Metzger

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Robert Lopez

Tom MacDougall

Composer

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Robert Lopez

Lyricist

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Robert Lopez

Associated Performer

Andrew Page

Dave Metzger

Tom Hardisty

Asst. Recording Engineer

Adam Schoeller

Gabe Guy

Jack Mills

John Prestage

Juan Pena

Morgan Stratton

Nathan Eaton

Paul Mcgrath

Zach Hancock

Editor

Earl Ghaffari

Executive Producer

Tom MacDougall

Mixer

David Boucher

Music Production

Andrew Page

Recorder

Tom Hardisty

Recording Arranger

Dave Metzger

Recording Engineer

David Boucher

Joey Raia

Kevin Harp

Studio Personnel

Adam Schoeller

David Boucher

Earl Ghaffari

Gabe Guy

Jack Mills

Joey Raia

John Prestage

Juan Pena

Kevin Harp

Morgan Stratton

Nathan Eaton

Paul Mcgrath

Zach Hancock

 

Harriet Poster

“STAND UP” FROM HARRIET – Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

 
 

Producer

Will Wells

Gabe Fox-Peck

Composer

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Robert Lopez

Lyricist

Cynthia Enrivo

Joshuah Brian Campbell

 
 

 


Music (Original Score)

 

Joker Poster

 

Joker

Hildur Guðnadóttir – WINNER

 

Little Women Poster

 

Little Women

Alexandre Desplat

 
Marriage Story Poster

 

Marriage Story

Randy Newman

 

1917 Poster

 

1917

Thomas Newman

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Poster


Sound Editing

 

Ford v Ferrari Poster

Ford v Ferrari

Donald Sylvester – WINNER

 

Joker Poster

Joker

Alan Robert Murray

 

1917 Poster

1917

Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate 

 

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Poster

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Matthew Wood and David Acord

 

 

Sound Mixing

 

 

Ad Astra Poster

 

Ad Astra

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

 
 

 

Ford v Ferrari Poster

 

Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow
 
 

 

Joker Poster

 

Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland
 
 

 

1917 Poster

 

Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson – WINNER
 
 

 

Once upon a Time in Hollywood Poster

 

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood

 

Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

 

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