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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1978

Won
Oscar
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
John Barry
Norman Reynolds
Leslie Dilley
Roger Christian
Best Costume Design
John Mollo
Best Sound
Don MacDougall
Ray West
Bob Minkler
Derek Ball
Derek Ball was not present at the awards ceremony.
Best Film Editing
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Richard Chew
Best Effects, Visual Effects
John Stears
John Dykstra
Richard Edlund
Grant McCune
Robert Blalack
Best Music, Original Score
John Williams
Won
Special Achievement Award
Ben Burtt (as Benjamin Burtt Jr.)
For sound effects. (For the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices.)
Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
Gary Kurtz
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Alec Guinness
Best Director
George Lucas
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
George Lucas

Golden Globes, USA 1978

Won
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
John Williams
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
George Lucas
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
Alec Guinness

BAFTA Awards 1979

Won
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
John Williams
Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Sound
Sam Shaw
Robert R. Rutledge
Gordon Davidson
Gene Corso
Derek Ball
Don MacDougall
Bob Minkler
Ray West
Michael Minkler
Les Fresholtz
Richard Portman
Ben Burtt
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Costume Design
John Mollo
Best Film
Best Film Editing
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Richard Chew
Best Production Design/Art Direction
John Barry

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2012

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best DVD Collection
Fox
For Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones , Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
For 'Star Wars: The Complete Saga'

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2005

Won
Saturn Award
Best DVD Collection
For Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
As a part of "Star Wars Trilogy".

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1997

Won
Special Award
For its 20th Anniversary.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1978

Won
Saturn Award
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Supporting Actor
Alec Guinness
Best Director
George Lucas
Best Writing
George Lucas
Best Music
John Williams
Best Costumes
John Mollo
Best Make-Up
Rick Baker
Stuart Freeborn
Best Special Effects
John Dykstra
John Stears
Outstanding Editing
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Richard Chew
Outstanding Sound
Ben Burtt
Don MacDougall
Sam F. Shaw
Outstanding Art Direction
Norman Reynolds
Leslie Dilley
Outstanding Set Decoration
Roger Christian
Won
Special Award
Outstanding Cinematographer
Gilbert Taylor
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Actor
Harrison Ford
Best Actor
Mark Hamill
Best Actress
Carrie Fisher
Best Supporting Actor
Peter Cushing

American Cinema Editors, USA 1978

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film
Richard Chew
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1979

Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Language Film

British Society of Cinematographers 1977

Nominated
Best Cinematography Award
Gilbert Taylor

Directors Guild of America, USA 1978

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
George Lucas

Evening Standard British Film Awards 1979

Won
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
George Lucas
Best Actor
Alec Guinness

Golden Schmoes Awards 2011

Nominated
Golden Schmoes
Best DVD/Blu-Ray of the Year
For Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones , Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
'The Complete Saga'

Golden Schmoes Awards 2004

2nd place
Golden Schmoes
Best DVD/Blu-Ray of the Year
For Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
'Trilogy'

Golden Screen, Germany 1978

Won
Golden Screen

Golden Trailer Awards 2012

Nominated
Golden Trailer
Most Innovative Advertising for a Brand/Product
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Flyer Entertainment
For Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones , Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
For Star Wars: The Complete Saga "Every Moment :30".

Grammy Awards 1992

Nominated
Grammy
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
John Williams
For Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
For the "Star Wars Trilogy".

Grammy Awards 1978

Won
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
John Williams
Best Instrumental Composition
John Williams
For the "Main Titles from 'Star Wars'".
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
John Williams (music arranged and conducted by)
Nominated
Grammy
Album of the Year
John Williams
London Symphony Orchestra
For the album "Star Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)".

Guinness World Record Award 2016

Won
Guinness World Record
Most successful book series based on a film series
George Lucas
Lucasfilm

Lucas Licensing has recorded more than 100 million sales of Star Wars related books, with over 850 ... More

Lucas Licensing has recorded more than 100 million sales of Star Wars related books, with over 850 novelizations, original novels, reference books, children's books and role-playing supplements, including 80 New York Times best-sellers. The first original novel based on Star Wars characters was Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1978), written by Alan Dean Foster (USA).


Guinness World Record Award 2015

Won
Guinness World Record
Highest box-office gross for a screenwriter
George Lucas
Lucasfilm
For Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back , Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi , Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones , Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Raiders of the Lost Ark , Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom , Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Guinness World Record Award 2013

Won
Guinness World Record
Highest box office film gross average for a director (male)
George Lucas
Lucasfilm
For THX 1138 , American Graffiti , Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Guinness World Record Award 2012

Won
Guinness World Record
Most prolific videogame series based on a licensed property
George Lucas
Lucasfilm

As of April 2012, a total of 279 Star Wars videogames had been released across 41 different ... More

As of April 2012, a total of 279 Star Wars videogames had been released across 41 different platforms.


Guinness World Record Award 2011

Won
Guinness World Record
Largest fortune made from a film franchise
George Lucas
Lucasfilm

Guinness World Record Award 2007

Won
Guinness World Record
Most spoofed film series
George Lucas
Lucasfilm

There have been direct references to the Star Wars series in more than 170 feature films, and in ... More

There have been direct references to the Star Wars series in more than 170 feature films, and in countless TV shows, comics, adverts and online videos. One episode of the cartoon comedy Family Guy, "Blue Harvest" (Fox, 2007, left), was an hour-long parody of the film. A number of full-length Star Wars spoofs have been made, of which the best known is Spaceballs (USA, 1987, below left). Individual Star Wars spoof scenes have been a staple of comedy movies for more than 30 years, from Airplane II: The Sequel (USA, 1982) and Get Crazy (USA, 1983) to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (USA, 1999) and The Simpsons Movie (USA, 2007).

Most successful action-figure range
George Lucas
Lucasfilm

As of 2007, the Star Wars toy lines from Kenner/Hasbro had generated more than $9 billion (£4.5 ... More

As of 2007, the Star Wars toy lines from Kenner/Hasbro had generated more than $9 billion (£4.5 billion) in sales. In 1978 alone, Kenner's first range of Star Wars figures sold more than 40 million units, earning in excess of $100 million (£52 million).


Guinness World Record Award 1997

Won
Guinness World Record
Biggest opening weekend ever for a re-released film
George Lucas
Lucasfilm
For Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Shown in cinemas in 1997 as the first of Lucasfilm's 20th anniversary Special Editions of the ... More

Shown in cinemas in 1997 as the first of Lucasfilm's 20th anniversary Special Editions of the original Star Wars trilogy, Episode IV: A New Hope (USA) grossed $35,906,661 (£21,903,063) in US cinemas on the weekend of 31 January-2 February 1997. A New Hope took $579,646,015 (£353,584,069) worldwide to June 1997 - the highest theatrical gross for a film re-release.


Guinness World Record Award 1977

Won
Guinness World Record
Best-selling single of instrumental music
John Williams
Meco
Lucasfilm

A 1977 disco arrangement of John Williams's (USA) music to Star Wars - entitled "Star Wars Theme/... More

A 1977 disco arrangement of John Williams's (USA) music to Star Wars - entitled "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" - by record producer Meco, aka Domenico Monardo (USA), remains the only instrumental single to have reached platinum status, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold more than 2 million units. The track featured on the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk (1977), which outsold the original movie soundtrack and was also certified platinum.


Hochi Film Awards 1978

Won
Hochi Film Award
Best Foreign Language Film
George Lucas

Hugo Awards 1978

Won
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
George Lucas (director, screenplay)

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2011

Won
IGN Award
Best Movie Blu-Ray
For Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones , Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
For the "Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I - VI)" on Blu-Ray.
Won
IGN People's Choice Award
Best Movie Blu-Ray
For Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones , Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
For the "Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I - VI)" on Blu-Ray.

Kinema Junpo Awards 1979

Won
Readers' Choice Award
Best Foreign Language Film Director
George Lucas

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1977

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Music
John Williams

MTV Movie Awards 1997

Won
MTV Movie Award
Lifetime Achievement

For the Star Wars trilogy, also including Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and ... More

For the Star Wars trilogy, also including Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Chewbacca had been played by Peter Mayhew.


National Board of Review, USA 1977

Won
NBR Award
Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board, USA 1989

Won
National Film Registry

Online Film & Television Association 1997

Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Motion Picture

People's Choice Awards, USA 1978

Won
People's Choice Award
Favorite Motion Picture

Satellite Awards 2011

Won
Satellite Award
Best DVD Extras
For Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones , Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Satellite Awards 2005

Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Overall DVD
For Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
For the Star Wars Trilogy.
Best Classic DVD
For Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
For the Star Wars Trilogy.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America 1978

Won
Special Award

Writers Guild of America, USA 1978

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
George Lucas

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