John Williams has scored almost every Star Wars feature film to hit the big screen. He earned a Best Original Score Oscar nomination for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This is Williams’ 52nd nomination, which is the most of anyone currently living per Deadline. The all-time record belongs to the late Walt Disney with 59.
With this nomination, he has the possibility to break another record. If he wins in February, it will be his 6th Academy Award out of 52 nominations. His illustrious career wins include the original Star Wars (1977), E.T. – Extra Terrestrial, Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler’s List, and the iconic Jaws. Williams also scored all the Indiana Jones movies.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker also picked up nominations for Visual Effects and Sound Editing.
Be sure to watch the Oscars on February 9th to see if The Force is strong enough with Williams to pull off a win.