Shankman names Hairspray pal Oscars music director
First-time Academy Awards co-producer Shankman has named composer/arranger Shaiman as the music director for the 82nd Oscars in March (10).
Shaiman has never won an Oscar but he has been nominated five times in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories - for 1994's A Wink And A Smile from Sleepless In Seattle, and Blame Canada from South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 10 years later.
He also won an Emmy Award for the songs he co-wrote for Billy Crystal's stint as host of the the 64th Academy Awards in 1992, and again in 1991 and 2004.
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