Star Wars Composer John Williams Breaks Own Record With 52nd Oscar Nomination

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John Williams

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The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker composer, John Williams, has just broken his own record!

It was just announced Monday morning that Williams is nominated for the Best Original Score at the Academy Awards for his work in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, making it his 52nd nomination ever.

The 87-year-old composer is now the most nominated living person in Oscar’s history.

Related: John Williams’ Star Wars Land Theme Music Earns GRAMMY Nomination

Related: VIDEO: Go behind the scenes with composer John Williams during the making of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” soundtrack

Though Williams is now the most nominated living person in Oscar’s history, Walt Disney is the most nominated person of all time with a total of 59 nominations.

Composer John Williams’ first nomination was back in 1968 for his work Valley of the Dolls.

Of Williams’ 52 nominations, he has taken home a total of five Oscar Awards for his work in movies such as Jaws and Schindler’s List.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is going up against Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story and 1917 for the Best Original Score award.

John Williams
Credit: Cinema Faith

Related: Disney’s 2020 Oscar Nominations: “The Lion King”, “Avengers: Endgame”, and more

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is also up for the following categories:

Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Lion King
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • The Irishman
  • 1917

Best Sound Editing

  • 1917
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Joker
Star War: The Rise of Skywalker
Credit: Lucasfilm

Related: “Symphonic Suite” by John Williams arrives for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

We wish the best of luck to Disney during the 92nd Academy Awards.

The 2020 Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9 on ABC.

Are you surprised to see John Williams break his own record? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Good Morning America

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