John_WilliamsOne of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age, John Williams is the winner of five Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, three Golden Globes, two Emmys and five BAFTA Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Best known for his film scores and ceremonial music, Williams is also a noted composer of concert works and a renowned conductor.

Williams’ scores for such films as Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, as well as the Indiana Jones series, have won him multiple awards and produced best-selling recordings, and his scores for the original Star Wars trilogy transformed the landscape of Hollywood film music and became icons of American culture.

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Winner of 5 Academy Awards

1. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
2. Jaws (1975)
3. Star Wars (1977)
4. E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
5. Schindler’s List (1993)

John Williams is the second most-nominated person after Walt Disney.

49 Academy Award Nominations

THE BOOK THIEF (2013) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
LINCOLN (2012) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
WAR HORSE (2011) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
MUNICH (2005) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (2005) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
THE PATRIOT (2000) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
ANGELA’S ASHES (1999) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
AMISTAD (1997) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
SLEEPERS (1996) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
NIXON (1995) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
SABRINA (1995) — Nominee, Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score)
SABRINA (1995) — Nominee, Music (Original Song) [Song: Moonlight]
JFK (1991) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
HOOK (1991) — Nominee, Music (Original Song) [Song: When You’re Alone]
HOME ALONE (1990) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
HOME ALONE (1990) — Nominee, Music (Original Song) [Song: Somewhere in My Memory]
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST (1988) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1987) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
THE RIVER (1984) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
YES, GIORGIO (1982) — Nominee, Music (Original Song) [Song: If We Were in Love]
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
SUPERMAN (1978) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) — Nominee, Music (Original Score)
THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
CINDERELLA LIBERTY (1973) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
TOM SAWYER (1973) — Nominee, Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)
CINDERELLA LIBERTY (1973) — Nominee, Music (Song) [Song: Nice to Be Around]
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
IMAGES (1972) — Nominee, Music (Original Dramatic Score)
THE REIVERS (1969) — Nominee, Music (Original Score–for a motion picture [not a musical])
GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS (1969) — Nominee, Music (Score of a Musical Picture–original or adaptation)
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967) — Nominee, Music (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment)