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Last night, Randy and Thomas Newman went head to head. Randy Newman will perform his 'Toy Story 4' song "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Sunday, an entry that has been nominated for Best Original Song. Between them, by the start of 2020, The Newman Family (Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy) had won 12 Academy Awards, earning 93 further nominations. This year's ceremony also featured the battle of the cousins – Randy v Thomas, who both lost out on an Oscar for Best Original Score.

Randy, 76, performed the Toy Story 4 song "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, an entry that had been nominated for Best Original Song. The brilliant satirical singer-songwriter was also on the shortlist for Best Original Score, for his work on Marriage Story. In that latter category, he was up against his younger cousin, Thomas, who scored 1917. Thomas said that his challenge in 1917 was to create the sort of "dystopically beautiful" music that director Sam Mendes wanted for his First World War thriller. "None of us will admit to competitiveness," Randy told CBS, when the nominations were announced.  In the end, they lost out to Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joker.

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