List of awards and nominations received by Alan Menken

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This is a list of awards and nominations for composer Alan Menken. Menken has been recognized with multiple awards and nominations for his work in film, theatre and music.

Special Honors[edit]

  • 1993 - Distinguished Alumni Award[1] (given by New York University Association)
  • 1998 - Kol Zimrah Award[2] (given by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion)
  • 1998 - Colleen Dewhurst Awards:[3] "in recognition for outstanding contribution to the arts" (given by Northern Westchester Center for the Arts)
  • 2000 - Presidential Medal (given by New York University)
  • 2001 - Disney Legend Award[4]
  • 2008 - Inductee: NYU Musical Theatre Hall of Fame[5]
  • 2008 - Inductee: Songwriter's Hall of Fame[6]
  • 2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award (given during the Musical Awards)
  • 2010 - Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
  • 2011 - Maestro Award (given by Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Conference)
  • 2012 - Honors: "for extraordinary life achievement" (given by Encompass New Opera Theatre)
  • 2013 - The Oscar Hammerstein Award[7] (given by York Theatre Company)
  • 2013 - Broadway Junior Honors: "in recognition for his contribution towards the advancement of musical theatre for young people"
  • 2013 - Freddie G. Award for Musical Achievement (given during Junior Theatre Festival)

Film Work[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

8 awards out of 19 nominations
Year Category Nominated Work Result
1986 Best Original Song "Mean Grean Mother From Outer Space" from Little Shop of Horrors
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
1989 Best Original Score The Little Mermaid Won
Best Original Song "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
"Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
1991 Best Original Score Beauty and the Beast Won
Best Original Song "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
"Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
"Belle" from Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
1992 Best Original Score Aladdin Won
Best Original Song "A Whole New World" from Aladdin
Shared with Tim Rice (Lyric)
Won
"Friend Like Me" from Aladdin
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
1995 Best Original Musical or Comedy Score Pocahontas
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Won
Best Original Song "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Won
1996 Best Original Musical or Comedy Score The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
1997 Best Original Song "Go the Distance" from Hercules
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric)
Nominated
2007 Best Original Song "Happy Working Song" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
"So Close" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
"That's How You Know" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
2010 Best Original Song "I See the Light" from Tangled
Shared with Glenn Slater (Lyric)
Nominated

Annie Awards[edit]

1 win out of 4 nominations
Year Category Nominated Work Result
1995 Best Individual Achievement for Music in the Field of Animation Pocahontas
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Won
1996 Best Individual Achievement for Music in the Field of Animation The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
2018 Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production Ralph Breaks the Internet
Shared with Henry Jackman, Tom MacDougall (Music) Dan Reynolds, Phil Johnston (Lyric)
Nominated
Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Tangled: The Series

Shared with Kevin Kleisch (Music) Glenn Slater (Lyric)

Nominated

BAFTA Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1992 Best Film Music Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
1993 Best Score Aladdin Nominated

Critics' Choice Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
2007 Best Composer Enchanted Nominated
2007 Best Song "That's How You Know" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric) and Amy Adams (performer)
Nominated
2010 Best Song "I See the Light" from Tangled
Shared with Glenn Slater (Lyric), Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi (performers)
Nominated

Georgia Film Critics Association Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
2011 Best Original Song "Star Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger[8]
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric)
Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

7 wins out of 16 nominations
Year Category Nominated Work Result
1989 Best Original Score The Little Mermaid Won
Best Original Song "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
"Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
1991 Best Original Score Beauty and the Beast Won
Best Original Song "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
"Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
1992 Best Original Score Aladdin Won
Best Original Song "A Whole New World" from Aladdin
Shared with Tim Rice (Lyric)
Won
"Friend Like Me" from Aladdin
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
"Prince Ali" from Aladdin
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
1995 Best Original Score Pocahontas Nominated
Best Original Song "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Won
1996 Best Original Score The Hunchback of Notre Dame Nominated
1997 Best Original Song "Go the Distance" from Hercules
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric)
Nominated
2007 Best Original Song "That's How You Know" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
2010 Best Original Song "I See the Light" from Tangled
Shared with Glenn Slater
Nominated

Golden Raspberry Award[9][edit]

Menken officially accepted this Razzie and has spoken proudly of it in interviews since.[10][11]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1993

Worst Original Song

Newsies
Shared with Jack Feldman. Became the first person to win a Razzie and Oscar (for Aladdin (1992)) in the same year.
Won

Houston Film Critics Society Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
2008 Best Original Song "Happy Working Song" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
2011 Best Original Song "Star-Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger[12]
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric)
Nominated

International Film Music Critics Association Awards[13][edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
2006 Best Original Score for a Comedy Film The Shaggy Dog Nominated
2007 Best Original Score for a Comedy Film Enchanted Won
2010 Best Original Score for an Animated Film Tangled Nominated

Online Film and Television Awards[14][edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1996 Best Score The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
Best Original Song "Someday" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric) and All-4-One (performers)
Nominated
1997 Best Comedy/Musical Score Hercules
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric)
Nominated
Best Original Song "Go the Distance" from Hercules
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric) and Michael Bolton (performer)
Nominated
2003 Hall of Fame (Music) Won
2007 Best Original Song "That's How You Know" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric) and Amy Adams (performer)
Nominated
2010 Best Original Song "I See the Light" from Tangled
Shared with Glenn Slater (Lyric), Mandy Moore and Levi Zachary (performers)
Nominated
2012 Best Original Song "Star Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric)
Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
2010 Best Original Song "I've Got a Dream" from Tangled
Shared with Glenn Slater (Lyric)
Nominated
2011 Best Original Song "Star-Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger
Shared with David Zippel (Lyric)
Nominated

Saturn Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1987 Best Music Little Shop of Horrors Won
1993 Best Music Beauty and the Beast Nominated
Aladdin Nominated
2008 Best Music Enchanted Won
2019 Best Music Aladdin Nominated

Sierra Awards[15][edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
2010 Best Song "I See the Light" from Tangled
Shared with Glenn Slater (Lyric)
Won

Theater Work[edit]

Tony Awards[16][edit]

1 win out of 5 nominations
Year Category Nominated Work Result
1994 Best Original Score Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric) and Tim Rice (Lyric)
Nominated
2008 Best Original Score The Little Mermaid
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric) and Glenn Slater (Lyric)
Nominated
2011 Best Original Score Sister Act
Shared with Glenn Slater (Lyric)
Nominated
2012 Best Original Score Newsies
Shared with Jack Feldman (Lyric)
Won
2014 Best Original Score Aladdin
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric), Tim Rice (Lyric) and Chad Beguelin (Lyric)
Nominated

Drama Desk Awards[17][edit]

1 win out of 6 nominations
Year Category Nominated Work Result
1983 Outstanding Music Little Shop of Horrors Nominated
1994 Outstanding Music Beauty and the Beast Nominated
2011 Outstanding Music Sister Act Nominated
2012 Outstanding Music Newsies Won
2012 Outstanding Music Leap of Faith Nominated
2014 Outstanding Music Aladdin Nominated

Drama League Awards[18][edit]

Year Category Result
2012 Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Won

Evening Standard Award[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1983 Best Musical Little Shop of Horrors
Shared with Howard Ashman
Won

Laurence Olivier Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1983 Musical of the Year Little Shop of Horrors
Shared with Howard Ashman
Nominated
1998 The American Express Award for Best New Musical Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric), Tim Rice (Lyric) and Linda Woolverton (Book)
Won

New York Drama Critic Circle Awards[19][edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1983 Best Musical Little Shop of Horrors
Shared with Howard Ashman
Won

Outer Critics Circle Awards[20][edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1983 Best Off-Broadway Musical Little Shop of Horrors
Shared with Howard Ashman
Won
Best Score Little Shop of Horrors
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
2012 Outstanding New Score Newsies Won
2014 Outstanding New Score (The Marjorie Gunner Award) Aladdin Nominated

Music Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[21][edit]

11 wins out of 20 nominations
Year Category Nominated Work Result
1983 Best Musical Cast Show Album Little Shop of Horrors
Shared with Howard Ashman and Phil Ramone
Nominated
1991 Best Recording for Children The Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Shared with Howard Ashman
Won
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television The Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack Nominated
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid
Shared with Howard Ashamn (Lyric)
Nominated
"Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
1993 Album of the Year Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Shared with Various Artists
Nominated
Song of the Year "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
Best Musical Album for Children Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Won
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Won
1994 Song of the Year "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" from Aladdin
Shared with Tim Rice (Lyric)
Won
Best Musical Album for Children Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Shared with Tim Rice (Lyric)
Won
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Won
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television "A Whole New World" from Aladdin
Shared with Tim Rice (Lyric)
Won
"Friend Like Me" from Aladdin
Shared with Howard Ashman (Lyric)
Nominated
1996 Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Won
2009 Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media "Ever Ever After" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
"That's How You Know" from Enchanted
Shared with Stephen Schwartz (Lyric)
Nominated
2009 Best Musical Theatre Album Disney's The Little Mermaid: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Shared with Bruce Botnick, Michael Kosarin and Chris Montan (producers)
Nominated
2012 Best Song Written for Visual Media "I See the Light" from Tangled
Shared with Glenn Slater (Lyric)
Won
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Tangled Nominated
2013 Best Musical Theatre Album Newsies (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Shared with Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay (principal soloists), Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin and Chris Montan (producers)
Nominated
2015 Best Musical Theatre Album Aladdin (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Shared with James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed (principal soloists), Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin and Chris Montan (producers)
Nominated

BMI Film/TV Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
1990 BMI Film Music Award The Little Mermaid Won
1992 BMI Film Music Award Beauty and the Beast Won
1993 BMI Film Music Award Aladdin Won
1996 BMI Film Music Award Pocahontas Won
1997 BMI Film Music Award The Hunchback of Notre Dame Won
1998 BMI Film Music Award Hercules Won
1998 Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award Won
2008 BMI Film Music Award Enchanted Won
2013 BMI Film Music Award Mirror Mirror Won

Television[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result
1990 Special Emmy Award Outstanding contribution to the success of the Academy's anti-drug special for children for "Wonderful Ways to Say No" from the TV special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
Shared with Howard Ashman
Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics[22] "More or Less the Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway" from The Neighbors
Lyric by Glenn Slater
Nominated
2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics[23] "A New Season" from Galavant
Lyric by Glenn Slater
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York University - Past Recipients".
  2. ^ Masha Leon (20 December 2013). "Disney Hit-Maker Alan Menken Honored". The Forward.
  3. ^ "Footlights". The New York Times. 13 October 2002.
  4. ^ "Alan Menken". D23.
  5. ^ "Theater Legends Alan Menken and Sir Tim Rice Inducted into NYU Musical Theater Hall of Fame". NYU Steinhardt At a Glance.
  6. ^ "Alan Menken to Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame". Playbill.
  7. ^ BWW News Desk (7 November 2013). "Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, 12/9". BroadwayWorld.com.
  8. ^ http://www.georgiafilmcritics.org/p/2011-awards.html
  9. ^ "Not gonna humble brag, folks: Won in a walk and crushed the competition", Jack Feldman (@krupyoutoo)
  10. ^ Alan Menken Humbly Accepts His Razzie!, retrieved 2020-03-21
  11. ^ "The Razzies!". The Razzies!. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  12. ^ http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/the-houston-film-critics-societys-best-and-worst-of-2011-6377774
  13. ^ http://filmmusiccritics.org/awards-archive/
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ http://www.lvfcs.org/sierra-award-winners.html
  16. ^ "Search Past Tony Award Winners and Nominees - TonyAwards.com - The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® - Official Website by IBM". TonyAwards.com.
  17. ^ "Nominees and Recipients".
  18. ^ http://dramaleague.org/events/awards/award-history#Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
  19. ^ "Alan Menken - Broadway Theatre Credits, Photos, Who's Who - Playbill Vault".
  20. ^ "Awards - Outer Critics Circle".
  21. ^ "Past Winners Search". The GRAMMYs.
  22. ^ Austin Siegemund-Broka (18 July 2013). "With Emmy Nomination, Alan Menken Nears E.G.O.T." The Hollywood Reporter.
  23. ^ Caryn Robbins (14 July 2016). "Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, GREASE LIVE Among Theater Stars Nominated for 68th Annual EMMY AWARDS". Broadway World.