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.
— Star Wars (@starwars) January 13, 2020
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.
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
Best Sound Editing
We wish the best of luck to Disney during the 92nd Academy Awards.
The 2020 Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9 on ABC.
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Source: Good Morning America