Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Last Jedi Earns Four Academy Award Nominations, Including John Williams for Original Score


Today's announcement of the nominees for this year's Academy Awards made Star Wars fans very happy, as The Last Jedi scored four nominations. That included a Best Original Score nod for John Williams, marking his 51st nomination for his career. That makes him the most nominated living person in history. Only Walt Disney has been nominated more times - 59, to be exact.

More details from StarWars.com:

Nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced today, and the latest film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has been nominated in four categories:

*Original Score – John Williams 
*Visual Effects – Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, and Neal Scanlan
*Sound Editing – Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce
*Sound Mixing – Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, and Michael Semanick 

The original Star Wars, released in 1977, received 10 nods and won six Oscars; The Empire Strikes Back (1980) received three nominations, winning two Oscars; Return of the Jedi (1983) nabbed four nominations with one win; The Phantom Menace (1999) captured three nominations; Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005) both received one nomination; The Force Awakens (2015), which kicked off the current trilogy, received five nominations — the most since the original Star Wars.


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