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John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the Star Wars
Star Wars
series, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
series, the first two Home Alone
Home Alone
films, the first two Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
films, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films.[1] Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but three of his feature films.[2] Other notable works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, "The Mission" theme used by NBC News
NBC News
and Seven News
Seven News
in Australia, the television series Lost in Space
Lost in Space
and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan's Island.[3] Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. From 1980 to 1993 he served as the Boston Pops's principal conductor, and is currently the orchestra's laureate conductor.[4] Williams has won 24 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 51 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney.[5][6] In 2005, the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
selected Williams's score to 1977's Star Wars
Star Wars
as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars
Star Wars
was additionally preserved by the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
into the National Recording Registry, for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[7] Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
in 2004 and the AFI Life Achievement Award
AFI Life Achievement Award
in 2016. Williams composed the score for eight of the top twenty highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).[8]

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Film and television scoring 3 Conducting
Conducting
and performing 4 Personal life 5 Awards

5.1 AFI 5.2 Academy Awards 5.3 BAFTA Awards 5.4 Emmy Awards 5.5 Golden Globe Awards 5.6 Grammy Awards

6 Charting hits (U.S., Billboard) 7 Concert works

7.1 Concertos 7.2 Other orchestral works 7.3 Chamber works

8 Discography 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Early life and family[edit] John Towner Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Floral Park, New York, to Esther (née Towner) and Johnny Williams,[9] a jazz percussionist who played with the Raymond Scott
Raymond Scott
Quintet. Williams has said of his lineage, "My father was a Maine man—we were very close. My mother was from Boston. My father's parents ran a department store in Bangor, Maine, and my mother's father was a cabinetmaker. [...] People with those roots are not inclined to be lazy."[10] In 1948, the Williams family moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
where John attended North Hollywood High School, graduating in 1950. He later attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied privately with the Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.[11] Williams had originally briefly attended Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City College for one semester as the school had a Studio Jazz
Jazz
Band.[12] In 1952, Williams was drafted into the U.S. Air Force, where he played the piano, brass and conducted and arranged music for The U.S. Air Force Band as part of his assignments.[13] In a 2016 interview with the US airforce band, he recounted having attended basic airforce training at Lackland base (San Antonio, Texas) following which he served as a pianist and brass player, with secondary duties of making arrangements for three years. He also attended music courses at the University of Arizona as part of his service.[14][15] In 1955, following his Air Force service, Williams moved to New York City and entered Juilliard School
Juilliard School
where he studied piano with Rosina Lhévinne.[11] During this time Williams worked as a jazz pianist in the city's many jazz clubs. After moving to Los Angeles, he began working as a session musician, most notably for composer Henry Mancini. He worked with Mancini on the Peter Gunn
Peter Gunn
soundtrack where his fellow musicians in the rhythm section included guitarist Bob Bain, bassist Rolly Bundock, and drummer Jack Sperling, many of whom were also featured on the Mr. Lucky television series. Known as "Johnny" during the 1950s and early 1960s, Williams composed the music for many television programmes (including several episodes of M Squad[16][17]), and served as music arranger and bandleader for a series of popular music albums with the singer Frankie Laine.[18][19] Williams has two brothers, Donald and Jerry, both of whom work as percussionists in Los Angeles.[20] Film and television scoring[edit] Main article: List of compositions by John Williams § Film scores

Williams at the Boston Symphony
Symphony
Hall after conducting the Boston Pops, May 2006

While skilled in a variety of 20th century compositional idioms, Williams's most familiar style may be described as a form of neoromanticism,[21] inspired by the late 19th century's large-scale orchestral music—in the style of Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky
or Richard Wagner's compositions and their concept of leitmotif—that inspired his film music predecessors.[22] After his studies at Juilliard, and the Eastman School of Music, Williams returned to Los Angeles, where he began working as an orchestrator at film studios. Among other composers, Williams worked with Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, and Alfred Newman, and also with his fellow orchestrators Conrad Salinger and Bob Franklyn.[23] Williams was also a studio pianist, performing on film scores by composers such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, and Henry Mancini. Williams recorded with Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
the film scores of 1959's Peter Gunn, 1962's Days of Wine and Roses, and 1963's Charade. (Williams actually played the well-recognized opening riff to Mancini's Peter Gunn theme.[24][25]) Williams (sometimes credited as "Johnny Williams", because of the already established actor of the same name) composed music for various television programs in the 1960s: the pilot episode of Gilligan's Island,[26] Bachelor Father (1959–1960), the Kraft Suspense Theatre, Lost in Space
Lost in Space
(1965–68), The Time Tunnel
The Time Tunnel
(1966–67), and Land of the Giants (the last three created by the prolific TV producer, Irwin Allen).[27] Williams's first film composition was for the 1958 B movie
B movie
Daddy-O, and his first screen credit came two years later in Because They're Young. He soon gained notice in Hollywood for his versatility in composing jazz, piano, and symphonic music. Williams received his first Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for his film score for 1967's Valley of the Dolls, and was nominated again for his score for 1969's Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Williams broke through to win his first Academy Award
Academy Award
for his film score in the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof. In 1972, he composed the score for the Robert Altman–directed psychological thriller Images (recorded in collaboration with noted percussionist Stomu Yamashta) which earned him another nomination in the category Best Music, Original Dramatic Score at the 1973 Academy Awards.[28] During the early 1970s, Williams's prominence grew thanks to his work for now–film producer Irwin Allen's disaster films, composing the scores for 1972's The Poseidon Adventure and 1974's The Towering Inferno. In addition, he scored Universal's 1974 film Earthquake for director Mark Robson, completing a "trinity" of scores for the decade's highest-grossing "disaster films". He also scored the 1972 film The Cowboys, a western starring John Wayne
John Wayne
and directed by Mark Rydell.[29] In 1974, director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
approached Williams to compose the music for his feature directorial debut, The Sugarland Express. They teamed up again a year later for Spielberg's second film, Jaws. Widely considered to be a classic suspense film, its film score's ominous, two-note ostinato has become synonymous with sharks and approaching danger. The score earned Williams his second Academy Award, his first for an original composition.[28] Shortly thereafter, Spielberg and Williams began a long collaboration for their next feature film together, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. During their two-year-long collaboration, they crafted its distinctive five-note figure that functions both in the background music and as the communications signal of the film's extraterrestrials. Williams also used a system of musical hand signals in the film that were based on hand signs created by John Curwen
John Curwen
and refined by Zoltán Kodály.[30] During the same period, Spielberg recommended Williams to his friend and fellow director George Lucas, who needed a composer to score his ambitious 1977 space epic film Star Wars. Williams delivered a grand symphonic score in the fashion of Richard Strauss, Antonín Dvořák, and Golden Age Hollywood composers Max Steiner
Max Steiner
and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Its main theme, "Luke's Theme" is among the most widely recognized in film history, and the "Force Theme" and "Princess Leia's Theme" are well-known examples of leitmotif. Both the film and its score were immensely successful—it remains the highest grossing non-popular music recording of all-time—and Williams won another Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score.[31] In 1980, Williams returned to score The Empire Strikes Back, where he introduced "The Imperial March" as the theme for Darth Vader
Darth Vader
and the Galactic Empire, "Yoda's Theme", and "Han Solo
Solo
and the Princess". The original Star Wars
Star Wars
trilogy concluded with the 1983 film Return of the Jedi, for which Williams's score provided most notably the "Emperor's Theme", "Parade of the Ewoks", and "Luke and Leia". Both scores earned him Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations.[28]

John Williams
John Williams
conducting the score to Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
in the Avery Fisher Hall

For the 1976 Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
film, Family Plot, Williams was not in love with this particular film, but did not want to turn down the chance to work for Hitchcock. Hitchcock merely told him that in scoring the film to remember one thing, "Murder can be fun." Hitchcock was very satisfied with the result. Williams worked with director Richard Donner
Richard Donner
to score the 1978 film Superman. The score's heroic and romantic themes, particularly the main march, the Superman fanfare and the love theme, known as "Can You Read My Mind," appeared in the four sequel films. For the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, created by Lucas and directed by Spielberg, Williams wrote a rousing main theme known as "The Raiders March" to accompany the film's hero, Indiana Jones. He composed separate themes to represent the Ark of the Covenant, the character Marion, and the story's Nazi villains. Additional themes were featured in his scores to the subsequent films in the franchise Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Doom, a prequel (1984), Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). Williams composed an emotional and sensitive score to Spielberg's 1982 fantasy film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Williams was awarded a fourth Academy Award
Academy Award
for this score.[28] The Spielberg-Williams collaboration resumed with the director's 1987 film Empire of the Sun, and has continued to the present, spanning genres from science fiction thrillers (1993's Jurassic Park), to somber tragedies (1993's Schindler's List, 2005's Munich), to Eastern-tinged melodramas (2005's Memoirs of a Geisha, directed by Rob Marshall), to dramatic war films (1998's Saving Private Ryan). Spielberg has said, "I call it an honorable privilege to regard John Williams as a friend."[32] In 1999, George Lucas
George Lucas
launched the first of a series of prequels to the original Star Wars
Star Wars
trilogy. Williams was asked to score all three films, starting with The Phantom Menace. Along with themes from the previous films, Williams created new themes to be used as leitmotifs in 2002's Attack of the Clones and 2005's Revenge of the Sith. Most notable of these was "Duel of the Fates", an aggressive choral movement in the style of Verdi's Requiem,[33] utilizing harsh Sanskrit lyrics that broadened the style of music used in the Star Wars
Star Wars
films. Also of note was "Anakin's Theme", which begins as an innocent childlike melody and morphs insidiously into a quote of the sinister "Imperial March." For Episode II, Williams composed "Across the Stars", a love theme for Padmé Amidala
Padmé Amidala
and Anakin Skywalker (mirroring the love theme composed for The Empire Strikes Back).[34][35] The final installment combined many of the themes created for the series' previous films, including "The Emperor's Theme," "The Imperial March", "Across the Stars", "Duel of the Fates", "The Force Theme", "Rebel Fanfare", "Luke's Theme", and "Princess Leia's Theme", as well as new themes for General Grievous
General Grievous
and the film's climax, entitled "Battle of the Heroes".[36] In the new millennium, Williams was asked to score the film adaptations of J. K. Rowling's widely successful book series, Harry Potter. He went on to score the film franchise's first three installments. As with his Superman theme, the most important theme from Williams's scores for the Harry Potter
Harry Potter
films, dubbed "Hedwig's Theme", has been used in the fourth through to the eighth films (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2), scored by Patrick Doyle (Goblet of Fire), Nicholas Hooper (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince) and Alexandre Desplat (Deathly Hallows). Like the main themes from Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, and Indiana Jones, fans have come to identify the Harry Potter films with Williams's original compositions. Williams was asked to return to score the film franchise's final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, but director David Yates stated that "their schedules simply did not align" as he would have had to provide Williams with a rough cut of the film sooner than was possible.[37] In the 20th anniversary edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in 2002, Williams composed a reorchestrated score for the Universal Pictures logo with the variant of the movie itself, segueing to the notes from the movie. In 2006, Superman Returns
Superman Returns
was completed under Bryan Singer's direction, best known for directing the first two films in the X-Men series. Although Singer did not request Williams to compose a score for the intentionally Donner-esque film, he employed the skills of X2 composer John Ottman
John Ottman
to incorporate Williams's original Superman theme, as well as those for Lois Lane, Krypton and Smallville. In 2011, the "Main Title Theme" and elements of "Can You Read My Mind" were notably used in the final scene of "Finale," the series finale of the WB/CW television series Smallville.[38] Don Davis performed a similar role for Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
III, recommended by Williams himself to the producers.[39] In 2008, Williams returned to the Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
series to score the fourth film— Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He received a Grammy nomination for his work on the film. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was also the only film score from the Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
film series not to be nominated for an Academy Award. During 2008, he also composed music for two documentaries, Warner at War,[40] and A Timeless Call,[41] the latter of which was directed by Steven Spielberg. After a three-year absence from film scoring, Williams composed the scores for Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse in 2011. Both scores received overwhelmingly positive reviews,[42][43][44][45][46][47] with both scores earning Academy Award nominations,[48] and the latter being nominated for a Golden Globe.[49] The Oscar nominations are Williams's 46th and 47th, making him the most nominated musician in Academy Awards history (having previously been tied with Alfred Newman's 45 nominations), and the second most nominated overall, following Walt Disney. Williams won an Annie Award for his score for The Adventures of Tintin in 2012. In 2012, Williams scored Spielberg's film Lincoln and subsequently received his 48th Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination.[50] In February 2013, Williams expressed his interest in working in the Star Wars
Star Wars
sequel trilogy, stating: "Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016... so I need to make sure I'm still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George."[51] He also scored the 2013 film The Book Thief,[52] which marked his first collaboration with a director other than Spielberg since 2005. The score earned him an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and earned him a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Instrumental Composition. It was his 44th nomination for Best Original Score (and 49th overall), setting a new record for the most nominations in that category (he previously tied Alfred Newman's record of 43 nominations in 2013).[28][53] In 2015, he scored Star Wars: The Force Awakens, earning him his 50th Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination.[54][55] Williams was also set to write the score for Bridge of Spies that year, which would have been his 27th collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.[56] However, in March 2015, it was announced that Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
would replace Williams for the film, as Williams's schedule was interrupted by a minor health issue and he became unavailable to score the film.[57] This is the first Spielberg film since The Color Purple (1985) not scored by Williams.[2] In 2016, Williams composed the score for Spielberg's The BFG, which opened in July 2016. In March 2017, Williams scored the animated short film Dear Basketball directed by Glen Keane
Glen Keane
and based on a poem by Kobe Bryant.[58][59] Williams wrote the music for Star Wars: The Last Jedi,[60] the eighth episode of the saga, released on December 15, 2017, and is presumed to be working on Star Wars
Star Wars
Episode IX. Also in 2017, he composed the score for Steven Spielberg's drama film The Post.[61] Williams will contribute the main theme for the 2018 standalone Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars
Star Wars
Story while John Powell will write the film's original score.[62] Williams is also currently attached to score the fifth Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
film.[63] A three-disc box set compilation of all of Williams' musical scores for Steven Spielberg's films, titled John Williams
John Williams
& Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, was released on March 17, 2017, which includes two previous score compilations from 1991 and 1995.[64] Williams's body of work in film composing was featured in the 2017 documentary film SCORE: A Film Music Documentary.[65] In March 2018 Williams announced that following Star Wars: Episode IX, which is due for release on December 20, 2019, that he will retire from composing music for the Star Wars
Star Wars
franchise. “We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one Star Wars
Star Wars
movie now that I will hopefully do next year for him. I look forward to it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me” Williams said.[66] Conducting
Conducting
and performing[edit]

Williams signing an autograph after a concert

From 1980–93, Williams succeeded Arthur Fiedler
Arthur Fiedler
as the Boston Pops Orchestra's Principal Conductor. Williams never met Fiedler in person but spoke with him by telephone. His arrival as the Pops' new leader in the spring of 1980 allowed him to devote part of the Pops' first PBS broadcast of the season to presenting his new compositions for The Empire Strikes Back. Williams almost ended his tenure with the Pops in 1984.[67] Considered a customary practice of opinion, some players hissed while sight-reading a new Williams composition in rehearsal; Williams abruptly left the session and turned in his resignation. He initially cited mounting conflicts with his film composing schedule, but later admitted a perceived lack of discipline in, and respect from, the Pops' ranks, culminating in this latest instance. After entreaties by the management and personal apologies from the musicians, Williams withdrew his resignation and continued as principal conductor for nine more years.[68] In 1995, he was succeeded by Keith Lockhart, the former associate conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony
Symphony
Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Williams is now the Pops' Laureate
Laureate
Conductor, thus maintaining his affiliation with its parent, the Boston Symphony
Symphony
Orchestra (BSO). Williams leads the Pops on several occasions each year, particularly during their Holiday Pops season and typically for a week of concerts in May. He conducts an annual Film Night at both Boston Symphony
Symphony
Hall and Tanglewood, where he frequently enlists the Tanglewood
Tanglewood
Festival Chorus, the BSO's official chorus.[69] Williams has written many concert pieces, including a symphony; a Concerto
Concerto
for Horn written for Dale Clevenger, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Principal Hornist; a Concerto
Concerto
for Clarinet written for Michele Zukovsky (the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Philharmonic's Principal Clarinetist) in 1991;[70] a sinfonietta for wind ensemble; a cello concerto premiered by Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
and the Boston Symphony
Symphony
Orchestra at Tanglewood
Tanglewood
in 1994; concertos for the flute and violin recorded by the London Symphony
Symphony
Orchestra; and a trumpet concerto, which was premiered by The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
and their principal trumpet Michael Sachs in September 1996.[71] His bassoon concerto, "The Five Sacred Trees", which was premiered by the New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
and principal bassoon player Judith LeClair in 1995, was recorded for Sony Classical by Williams with LeClair and the London Symphony
Symphony
Orchestra. Williams was the subject of an hour-long documentary for the BBC
BBC
in 1980, and was featured in a report on 20/20 in 1983.[72]

Stanley Donen
Stanley Donen
(left) and John Williams
John Williams
at Avery Fisher Hall

In 1985, Williams was commissioned by NBC to compose a television news music package for various network news spots. The package, which Williams named "The Mission," consists of four movements, two of which are still used heavily by NBC today for Today, NBC Nightly News, and Meet the Press. He composed the "Liberty Fanfare" for the Statue of Liberty's rededication, "We're Lookin' Good!" for the Special
Special
Olympics in celebration of the 1987 International Summer Games, and themes for the 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2002 Olympic Games. His most recent concert work, "Seven for Luck", for soprano and orchestra, is a seven-piece song cycle based on the texts of former U.S. Poet Laureate
Laureate
Rita Dove. "Seven for Luck" was given its world premiere by the Boston Symphony under Williams with soprano Cynthia Haymon.[71]

Williams conducting at Hollywood Bowl

Williams makes annual appearances with the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and took part as conductor and composer in the orchestra's opening gala concerts for the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Concert Hall in 2003. In 2004, Williams both served as the Grand Marshal for the Rose Parade, and directed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Rose Bowl's beginning. In April 2005, Williams and the Boston Pops
Boston Pops
performed the "Throne Room Finale" from Star Wars
Star Wars
at opening day in Fenway Park
Fenway Park
as the Boston Red Sox, having won their first World Series
World Series
championship since 1918, received their championship rings. For Game 1 of the 2007 World Series, Williams conducted a brass-and-drum ensemble through a new dissonant arrangement of the "Star Spangled Banner."[72] In February 2004, April 2006, and September 2007, he conducted the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall
Avery Fisher Hall
in New York City. The initial program was intended to be a one-time special event, and featured Williams's medley of Oscar-winning film scores first performed at the previous year's Academy Awards.[73] Its unprecedented popularity led to two concerts in 2006: fundraising gala events featuring personal recollections by film directors Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
and Steven Spielberg.[74][75] Continuing demand fueled three more concerts in 2007, which all sold out. These featured a tribute to the musicals of film director Stanley Donen, and had the distinction of serving as the New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
season's opening event.[76][77] After a three-season absence, Williams conducted the Philharmonic once again in October 2011.[78] Maestro Williams also conducted the National Symphony
Symphony
Orchestra, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the Joint Armed Forces Chorus, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington performing his new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" for its 200th anniversary. The performance was held at A Capitol Fourth, an Independence Day celebration concert in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2014.[79] At Star Wars
Star Wars
Celebration Orlando, Williams performed a surprise concert along with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring "Princess Leia's Theme" (a tribute to the recently deceased Carrie Fisher), "The Imperial March" and "Main Title" followed by George Lucas saying, "The secret sauce of Star Wars, the greatest composer-conductor in the universe, John Williams." Personal life[edit] Williams married Barbara Ruick, an American actress and singer, in 1956. Together they had three children: Jennifer (b. 1956), Mark Towner Williams (b. 1958), and Joseph (b. 1960), who is the lead singer of Toto. The two remained married until her death in 1974. In 1980, Williams married Samantha Winslow, a photographer.[80] Awards[edit] John Williams
John Williams
has been nominated for 51 Academy Awards, winning 5; 6 Emmy Awards, winning 3; 25 Golden Globe Awards, winning 4; 67 Grammy Awards, winning 23; and has received 7 British Academy Film Awards. With 51 Oscar nominations, Williams currently holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person,[81][82] and is the second most nominated person in Academy Awards history behind Walt Disney's 59. Forty-six of Williams's Oscar nominations are for Best Original Score and five are for Best Original Song. He won four Oscars for Best Original Score and one for Best Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score (Fiddler on the Roof). In 1980, Williams received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.[83] Williams has been inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
Hall of Fame. Williams was honored with the annual Richard Kirk award at the 1999 BMI Film and TV Awards, recognizing his contribution to film and television music.[84] In 2004, he received Kennedy Center Honors. He won a Classic Brit Award in 2005 for his soundtrack work of the previous year. Notably, Williams has won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Instrumental Composition for his scores for Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, The Empire Strikes Back, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Angela's Ashes, Munich, Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and The Book Thief. The competition includes not only composers of film scores, but also composers of instrumental music of any genre, including composers of classical fare such as symphonies and chamber music. Williams received an Honorary Doctor of Music
Doctor of Music
degree from Boston College in 1993[85] and from Harvard University
Harvard University
in 2017.[86] In 2003, the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
accorded Williams its highest individual honor, the Olympic Order.[87] In 2009, Williams received the National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
in the White House in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
for his achievements in symphonic music for films, and "as a pre-eminent composer and conductor [whose] scores have defined and inspired modern movie-going for decades."[88] Williams was made an honorary brother of Kappa Kappa Psi
Kappa Kappa Psi
at Boston University in the late 1980s.[89] In 2013, Williams was presented with the Ken Burns
Ken Burns
Lifetime Achievement Award.[90] AFI[edit] In 2005, the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
selected Williams's richly thematic and highly popular score to 1977's Star Wars
Star Wars
as the greatest American film score of all time. His scores for Jaws and E.T. also appeared on the list, at No. 6 and No. 14, respectively.[91] He is the only composer to have three scores on the list. Williams received the AFI Life Achievement Award
AFI Life Achievement Award
in June 2016, becoming the first composer to receive the award.[92] Academy Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result

1967 Valley of the Dolls Best Score Adaptation Nominated

1969 Goodbye, Mr Chips Best Score Adaptation Nominated

The Reivers Best Original Score Nominated

1971 Fiddler on the Roof Best Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score Won

1972 Images Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated

The Poseidon Adventure Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated

1973 Cinderella Liberty Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated

"Nice to Be Around" (from Cinderella Liberty) Best Original Song Nominated

Tom Sawyer Best Score Adaptation Nominated

1974 The Towering Inferno Original Score Nominated

1975 Jaws Best Original Dramatic Score Won

1977 Star Wars Original Score Won

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Original Score Nominated

1978 Superman Original Score Nominated

1980 The Empire Strikes Back Original Score Nominated

1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Original Score Nominated

1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Original Score Won

"If We Were in Love" (from Yes, Giorgio) Best Original Song Nominated

1983 Return of the Jedi Original Score Nominated

1984 Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Doom Original Score Nominated

The River Original Score Nominated

1987 Empire of the Sun Original Score Nominated

The Witches of Eastwick Original Score Nominated

1988 The Accidental Tourist Original Score Nominated

1989 Born on the Fourth of July Original Score Nominated

Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Last Crusade Original Score Nominated

1990 Home Alone Original Score Nominated

"Somewhere in My Memory" (from Home Alone) Best Original Song Nominated

1991 JFK Original Score Nominated

"When You're Alone" (from Hook) Best Original Song Nominated

1993 Schindler's List Original Score Won

1995 Nixon Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated

Sabrina Best Original Musical or Comedy Score Nominated

"Moonlight" (from Sabrina) Best Original Song Nominated

1996 Sleepers Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated

1997 Amistad Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated

1998 Saving Private Ryan Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated

1999 Angela's Ashes Original Score Nominated

2000 The Patriot Original Score Nominated

2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Original Score Nominated

Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Sorcerer's Stone Original Score Nominated

2002 Catch Me If You Can Original Score Nominated

2004 Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Prisoner of Azkaban Original Score Nominated

2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Original Score Nominated

Munich Original Score Nominated

2011 The Adventures of Tintin Original Score Nominated

War Horse Original Score Nominated

2012 Lincoln Original Score Nominated

2013 The Book Thief Original Score Nominated

2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Original Score Nominated

2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Original Score Nominated

BAFTA Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result

1975 Jaws Best Film Music Won

1978 Star Wars Best Film Music Won

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Best Film Music Nominated

1980 The Empire Strikes Back Best Film Music Won

1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Best Film Music Nominated

1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Best Film Music Won

1988 Empire of the Sun Best Film Music Won

1993 Schindler's List Best Film Music Won

1998 Saving Private Ryan Best Film Music Nominated

2002 Catch Me If You Can Best Film Music Nominated

2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Best Film Music Won

2011 War Horse Best Film Music Nominated

2012 Lincoln Best Film Music Nominated

2013 The Book Thief Best Film Music Nominated

2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best Film Music Nominated

Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result

1962 Alcoa Premiere Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed for Television Nominated

1963 Alcoa Premiere Outstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music Nominated

1968 Heidi Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition Won

1971 Jane Eyre Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition Won

2002 74th Academy Awards Outstanding Music Direction Nominated

2009 Great Performances Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Won[93]

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result Ref.

1972 The Poseidon Adventure Best Original Score Nominated

1973 Cinderella Liberty Best Original Score Nominated

Tom Sawyer (with Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman) Best Original Score Nominated

1974 Earthquake Best Original Score Nominated

1975 Jaws Best Original Score Won

1977 Star Wars Best Original Score Won

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Best Original Score Nominated

1978 Superman Best Original Score Nominated

1980 The Empire Strikes Back Best Original Score Nominated

1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Best Original Score Won

"If We Were In Love" (with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) from Yes, Giorgio Best Original Song Nominated

1984 The River Best Original Score Nominated

1987 Empire of the Sun Best Original Score Nominated

1988 The Accidental Tourist Best Original Score Nominated

1989 Born on the Fourth of July Best Original Score Nominated

1993 Schindler's List Best Original Score Nominated

1995 "Moonlight" (with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) from Sabrina Best Original Song Nominated

1997 Seven Years in Tibet Best Original Score Nominated

1998 Saving Private Ryan Best Original Score Nominated

1999 Angela's Ashes Best Original Score Nominated

2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Best Original Score Nominated

2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Best Original Score Won

2011 War Horse Best Original Score Nominated

2012 Lincoln Best Original Score Nominated

2013 The Book Thief Best Original Score Nominated

2017 The Post Best Original Score Nominated [94][95]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result

1962 Checkmate Best Soundtrack Album or Recording or Score from Motion Picture or Television Nominated

1975 Jaws Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special Won

1978 "Main Title" from Star Wars Best Instrumental Composition Won

Star Wars Best Pop Instrumental Recording Won

Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special Won

Album of the Year Nominated

1979 "Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Best Instrumental Composition Won

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won

1980 "Main Title Theme from Superman" Best Instrumental Composition Won

Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated

Superman Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won

1981 "Yoda's Theme" Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated

Best Instrumental Composition Nominated

"The Empire Strikes Back" Won

"Imperial March" (Darth Vader's Theme) Nominated

Star Wars
Star Wars
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won

1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won

1983 "Adventures on Earth" Best Instrumental Composition Nominated

"Flying" (Theme from E.T.) Won

Best Arrangement
Arrangement
on an Instrumental Recording Won

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Best Pop Instrument Performance Nominated

Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won

1984 Star Wars
Star Wars
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1985 Olympic Fanfare and Theme Best Instrumental Composition Won

1986 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Best Recording for Children Nominated

1988 The Witches of Eastwick Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1989 "Olympic Spirit" Best Instrumental Composition Nominated

Empire of the Sun Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1990 Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Last Crusade Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1991 Born on the Fourth of July Best Arrangement
Arrangement
on an Instrumental Recording Nominated

1992 The Star Wars
Star Wars
Trilogy Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated

" Home Alone
Home Alone
Main Title" Best Arrangement
Arrangement
on an Instrumental Nominated

"Somewhere in My Memory" (with Leslie Bricusse) from Home Alone Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1993 Hook Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated

Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1994 Jurassic Park Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1995 Schindler's List Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture or Television Won

1997 "Moonlight" (with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) from Sabrina Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

1998 Seven Years in Tibet Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

The Lost World: Jurassic Park Nominated

1999 Saving Private Ryan Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Won

Amistad Nominated

Gershwin Fantasy Best Classical Crossover Album Nominated

2000 Star Wars
Star Wars
Episode I: The Phantom Menace Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

"Stella by Starlight" (from The Uninvited) from: Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age Best Instrumental Arrangement Nominated

2001 "Theme" from Angela's Ashes Best Instrumental Composition Won

2002 Artificial Intelligence: A.I. Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

2003 "Hedwig's Theme" Best Instrumental Composition Nominated

Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Sorcerer's Stone Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

2004 Catch Me If You Can Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Chamber of Secrets Nominated

2005 Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Prisoner of Azkaban Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

2006 Star Wars
Star Wars
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

2007 Memoirs of a Geisha Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Won

Munich Nominated

"A Prayer For Peace" (Theme from Munich) Best Instrumental Composition Won

"Sayuri's Theme and End Credits" (Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha) Nominated

2009 Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

"The Adventures of Mutt" from Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Best Instrumental Composition Won

2012 The Adventures of Tintin Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Nominated

2013 Lincoln Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated

2014 "The Book Thief" from The Book Thief Best Instrumental Composition Won

2016 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Won

2017 "Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra" from Catch Me If You Can Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella Won

Charting hits (U.S., Billboard)[edit]

1975 – "Main Title (Theme from 'Jaws')," No. 32 1977 – " Star Wars
Star Wars
Theme – Main Title," No. 10 1978 – "Theme from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"," No. 13

Concert works[edit] Concertos[edit]

1969: Concerto
Concerto
for Flute and Orchestra 1976: Concerto
Concerto
for Violin and Orchestra 1985: Concerto
Concerto
for Tuba and Orchestra 1991: Concerto
Concerto
for Clarinet and Orchestra 1993: Concerto
Concerto
for Bassoon and Orchestra, The Five Sacred Trees 1994: Concerto
Concerto
for Cello and Orchestra 1996: Concerto
Concerto
for Trumpet and Orchestra 2000: TreeSong for Violin and Orchestra 2002: Heartwood: Lyric Sketches for Cello and Orchestra 2002: Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (cut from the Catch Me If You Can film score) 2003: Concerto
Concerto
for Horn and Orchestra 2007: Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola 2009: Concerto
Concerto
for Viola and Orchestra 2009: On Willows and Birches, for Harp and Orchestra 2011: Concerto
Concerto
for Oboe and Orchestra

Other orchestral works[edit]

1965: Prelude and Fugue on Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra (Capitol, 1965) 1965: Symphony
Symphony
#1 1968: Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble 1975: Thomas and the King – Musical 1980: Jubilee 350 Fanfare 1984: Olympic Fanfare & Theme 1986: Liberty Fanfare 1987: A Hymn to New England 1988: Fanfare for Michael Dukakis 1988: For New York 1990: Celebrate Discovery 1993: Sound the Bells! 1994: Song for World Peace 1995: Variations on Happy Birthday 1999: American Journey 2003: Soundings 2007: Star Spangled Banner 2008: A Timeless Call 2012: Fanfare for Fenway 2012: Seven for Luck for soprano and orchestra 2013: For 'The President's Own' 2014: Star Spangled Banner 2014: Scherzo for Piano
Piano
and Orchestra

Chamber works[edit]

1951: Sonata for Piano 1997: Elegy for Cello and Piano 2001: Three Pieces for solo Cello 2009: Air and Simple Gifts
Air and Simple Gifts
for violin, cello, clarinet and piano 2011: Quartet La Jolla for violin, cello, clarinet and harp 2012: Rounds for solo guitar 2013: Conversations for solo Piano 2014: Music for Brass
Brass
for Brass
Brass
Ensemble and Percussion

Discography[edit] Main article: John Williams
John Williams
discography See also[edit]

List of compositions by John Williams Music of Harry Potter Music of Star Wars Music of Superman

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Further reading[edit]

Audissino, Emilio: John Williams's Film Music. 'Jaws,' 'Star Wars,' 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), 346 pp. ISBN 978-0-299-29734-3 Audissino, Emilio: "Golden Age 2.0: John Williams
John Williams
and the Revival of the Symphonic Film Score". In: Stoppe, Sebastian (2014). Film in Concert. Film Scores and their Relation to Classical Concert Music. Glücksstadt, Germany: VWH Verlag. pp. 109–124. ISBN 978-3-86488060-5.  Paulus, Irena: "Williams versus Wagner—Or an Attempt at Linking Musical Epics". In: Stoppe, Sebastian (2014). Film in Concert. Film Scores and their Relation to Classical Concert Music. Glücksstadt, Germany: VWH Verlag. pp. 63–108. ISBN 978-3-86488060-5.  Moormann, Peter (2010). Spielberg-Variationen: die Filmmusik von John Williams (in German). Baden-Baden: Nomos, Edition Reinhard Fischer. p. 797. ISBN 978-3-8329-5355-3.  Aschieri, Roberto (1999). Over the Moon: La Mứsica de John Williams Para El Cine (in Spanish). Santigo, Chile: Función Privada, sponsored by Universidad Diego Portales. p. 400. ISBN 978-4-89799-246-4. 

External links[edit]

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Cultural offices

Preceded by Arthur Fiedler Conductor, Boston Pops
Boston Pops
Orchestra 1980–1993 Succeeded by Keith Lockhart

First Laureate
Laureate
Conductor, Boston Pops
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Orchestra 1993–present Incumbent

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John Williams

Discography List of compositions

Soundtracks

Jaws (1975) Star Wars
Star Wars
(1977) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(1977) The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back
(1980) Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982) Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi
(1983) Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Doom (1984) Empire of the Sun (1987) Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Last Crusade (1989) Home Alone
Home Alone
(1990) JFK (1991) Home Alone
Home Alone
2: Lost in New York (1992) Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
(1993) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
(1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) Angela's Ashes (1999) The Patriot (2000) A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
(2001) Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can
(2002) Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Munich (2005) Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Compilations

John Williams
John Williams
Greatest Hits 1969–1999

  Category

Awards for John Williams

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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AFI Life Achievement Award

John Ford
John Ford
(1973) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1974) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1975) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1976) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1977) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1978) Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1979) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1980) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1981) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1982) John Huston
John Huston
(1983) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
(1984) Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1985) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1986) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1987) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1988) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1989) David Lean
David Lean
(1990) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1991) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1992) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1993) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1994) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1995) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1996) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1997) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1998) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1999) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2000) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2001) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2002) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2004) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2005) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(2006) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2007) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2008) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2009) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(2010) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2011) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(2012) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2013) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(2014) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(2015) John Williams
John Williams
(2016) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2017) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2018)

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BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

John Barry (1968) Mikis Theodorakis
Mikis Theodorakis
(1969) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1970) Michel Legrand (1971) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Alan Price (1973) Richard Rodney Bennett (1974) John Williams
John Williams
(1975) Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
(1976) John Addison (1977) John Williams
John Williams
(1978) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1979) John Williams
John Williams
(1980) Carl Davis
Carl Davis
(1981) John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1983) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1984) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1985) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1987) John Williams
John Williams
(1988) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1989) Andrea and Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1990) Jean-Claude Petit (1991) David Hirschfelder (1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Don Was
Don Was
(1994) Luis Bacalov
Luis Bacalov
(1995) Gabriel Yared (1996) Nellee Hooper (1997) David Hirschfelder (1998) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(1999) Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries (2001) Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(2002) T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
and Gabriel Yared (2003) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Christopher Gunning
Christopher Gunning
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score

John Williams
John Williams
(1998) Gabriel Yared (1999) Lisa Gerrard
Lisa Gerrard
and Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) John Williams
John Williams
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(2006) Jonny Greenwood
Jonny Greenwood
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009) Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) John Williams
John Williams
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Antonio Sánchez (2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score

1940s

Life with Father – Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1947) The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale (1948) The Inspector General – Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman (1950) September Affair
September Affair
Victor Young
Victor Young
(1951) High Noon
High Noon
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1952) On the Beach – Ernest Gold (1959)

1960s

The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1961) To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1962) (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1964) Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1965) Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1966) Camelot – Frederick Loewe (1967) The Shoes of the Fisherman Alex North (1968) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969)

1970s

Love Story – Francis Lai (1970) Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars
Star Wars
John Williams
John Williams
(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
– Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979)

1980s

The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man
Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Flashdance
Flashdance
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
– David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su (1987) Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
James Horner
(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999)

2000s

Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong (2001) Frida
Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) The Aviator – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
- Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2000s)

2000

Mikhail Baryshnikov Chuck Berry Plácido Domingo Clint Eastwood Angela Lansbury

2001

Julie Andrews Van Cliburn Quincy Jones Jack Nicholson Luciano Pavarotti

2002

James Earl Jones James Levine Chita Rivera Paul Simon Elizabeth Taylor

2003

James Brown Carol Burnett Loretta Lynn Mike Nichols Itzhak Perlman

2004

Warren Beatty Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
& Ruby Dee Elton John Joan Sutherland John Williams

2005

Tony Bennett Suzanne Farrell Julie Harris Robert Redford Tina Turner

2006

Zubin Mehta Dolly Parton Smokey Robinson Steven Spielberg Andrew Lloyd Webber

2007

Leon Fleisher Steve Martin Diana Ross Martin Scorsese Brian Wilson

2008

Morgan Freeman George Jones Barbra Streisand Twyla Tharp Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
& Roger Daltrey

2009

Mel Brooks Dave Brubeck Grace Bumbry Robert De Niro Bruce Springsteen

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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Saturn Award for Best Music

Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
(1973) Miklós Rózsa (1974/75) David Raksin (1976) John Williams/ John Williams
John Williams
(1977) John Williams
John Williams
(1978) Miklós Rózsa (1979) John Barry (1980) John Williams
John Williams
(1981) John Williams
John Williams
(1982) James Horner
James Horner
(1983) Jerry Goldsmith
Jerry Goldsmith
(1984) Bruce Broughton (1985) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1986) Alan Silvestri
Alan Silvestri
(1987) Christopher Young
Christopher Young
(1988) Alan Silvestri
Alan Silvestri
(1989/90) Loek Dikker
Loek Dikker
(1991) Angelo Badalamenti (1992) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1993) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(1994) John Ottman
John Ottman
(1995) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1996) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1997) John Carpenter
John Carpenter
(1998) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1999) James Horner
James Horner
(2000) John Williams
John Williams
(2001) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Alan Silvestri
Alan Silvestri
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) John Ottman
John Ottman
(2006) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(2007) James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard
and Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2008) James Horner
James Horner
(2009) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2010) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2011) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(2012) Frank Ilfman
Frank Ilfman
(2013) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2014) John Williams
John Williams
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016)

Note: The years are listed as per convention, usually the year of film release; the ceremonies are usually held the next year.

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