John Williams Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2018 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
2016 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2014 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
The Book Thief (2013)
2013 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Lincoln (2012)
2012 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
War Horse (2011)
2006 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Munich (2005)
2005 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
2003 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2002 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Best Music, Original Score
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
2001 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
The Patriot (2000)
2000 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Angela's Ashes (1999)
1999 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Amistad (1997)
1997 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Sleepers (1996)
1996 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Song
Sabrina (1995)
Shared with:
For the song "Moonlight".
Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score
Sabrina (1995)
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Nixon (1995)
1994 Winner
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Schindler's List (1993)
1992 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Song
Hook (1991)
Shared with:
For the song "When You're Alone".
Best Music, Original Score
JFK (1991)
1991 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Song
Home Alone (1990)
Shared with:
For the song "Somewhere in My Memory".
Best Music, Original Score
Home Alone (1990)
1990 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Best Music, Original Score
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
1989 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
1988 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Best Music, Original Score
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1985 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Best Music, Original Score
The River (1984)
1984 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
1983 Winner
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Song
Yes, Giorgio (1982)
Shared with:
For the song "If We Were In Love".
1982 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1981 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1979 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Superman (1978)
1978 Winner
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Star Wars (1977)
Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1976 Winner
Oscar
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Jaws (1975)
1975 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
The Towering Inferno (1974)
1974 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Song
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
Shared with:
For the song "Nice to Be Around".
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Shared with:
1973 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Images (1972)
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
1972 Winner
Oscar
Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
1970 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)
The Reivers (1969)
Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Shared with:
1968 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment
Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Golden Globes, USA

2018 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Post (2017)
2014 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Book Thief (2013)
2013 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Lincoln (2012)
2012 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
War Horse (2011)
2006 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2002 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2000 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Angela's Ashes (1999)
1999 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
1996 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Sabrina (1995)
Shared with:
Song: "Moonlight"
1994 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Schindler's List (1993)
1990 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
1989 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
1988 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Empire of the Sun (1987)
1985 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The River (1984)
1983 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Yes, Giorgio (1982)
Shared with:
Song: "If We Were in Love"
1981 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1979 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Superman (1978)
1978 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Star Wars (1977)
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1976 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Jaws (1975)
1975 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Earthquake (1974)
1974 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Shared with:
1973 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2009 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Great Performances (1971)
2002 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Direction
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002)
1972 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition - For a Special Program
Jane Eyre (1970)
1969 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition
Heidi (1968)
1963 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music
Alcoa Premiere (1961)
1962 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed for Television
Alcoa Premiere (1961)

BAFTA Awards

2016 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Original Music
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2014 Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
The Book Thief (2013)
2013 Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Lincoln (2012)
2012 Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
War Horse (2011)
2006 Winner
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2003 Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
1999 Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1994 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Score
Schindler's List (1993)
1989 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Score
Empire of the Sun (1987)
1983 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Score
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1981 Winner
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1979 Winner
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Star Wars (1977)
Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1976 Winner
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Jaws (1975)
The Towering Inferno (1974)

20/20 Awards

2016 Nominee
Felix
Best Original Score
Nixon (1995)
2014 Nominee
Felix
Best Original Score
Schindler's List (1993)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2018 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
2017 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
The BFG (2016)
2016 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Music
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2014 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
The Book Thief (2013)
2012 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Best Music
War Horse (2011)
2006 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Music
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
War of the Worlds (2005)
2005 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
2004 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Considered one of the great composers of our lifetime, John Williams has been writing music for ... More

Considered one of the great composers of our lifetime, John Williams has been writing music for over 40 years. He began by playing piano at 20th Century Fox in 1956. He quickly moved up to writing music for such television shows as Gilligan's Island (1964), Lost in Space (1965), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Land of the Giants (1968). He composed his first feature film in 1967 with Valley of the Dolls (1967) (which was nominated for an Academy Award). His body of work includes Jaws (1975), _E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_, the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) trilogy, Superman (1978) and the recent Harry Potter films. For years he's captivated live audiences as the conductor for the Boston Pops.

2003 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
Minority Report (2002)
Best Music
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2002 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Music
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
1994 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
Jurassic Park (1993)
1988 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1984 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
1983 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Music
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Music
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1981 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Music
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1979 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Music
Superman (1978)
1978 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Music
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Best Music
Star Wars (1977)

American Film Institute, USA

2016 Winner
Life Achievement Award

American Movie Awards

1982 Winner
Special Marquee

Annie Awards

2012 Winner
Annie
Music in a Feature Production
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Austin Film Critics Association

2017 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Score
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2015 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2012 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Lincoln (2012)
2011 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
War Horse (2011)
2005 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Munich (2005)
Runner-Up
2002 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Best Original Score
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
2001 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Runner-Up
2000 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
The Patriot (2000)
1998 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1997 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Amistad (1997)
1993 Winner
ACCA
Best Original Score
Jurassic Park (1993)
Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Schindler's List (1993)
1991 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Hook (1991)
Best Original Score
JFK (1991)
Best Original Score
Hook (1991)
Best Original Score
JFK (1991)

BMI Film & TV Awards

2018 Winner
BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Award
BMI John Williams Award
Film Music
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Film Music
The Post (2017)
2016 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2013 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Lincoln (2012)
2012 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Film Music
War Horse (2011)
2009 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
2006 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
War of the Worlds (2005)
2005 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The Terminal (2004)
2003 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
2002 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Winner
Special Recognition
Shared with:
For the 2002 Winter Olympics.
2001 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
The Patriot (2000)
2000 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
1999 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Stepmom (1998)
Winner
Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award
1997 Winner
Special Recognition
Shared with:
"The Olympic Tribute Award".
1994 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Jurassic Park (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
1993 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
1992 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Hook (1991)
1991 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Home Alone (1990)
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Winner
News Special Tribute Award
NBC Nightly News (1970)
1990 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
1988 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2018 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Score
The Post (2017)
2013 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Score
Lincoln (2012)
2012 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Score
War Horse (2011)
2006 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Composer
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2003 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Composer
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
2002 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Composer
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
1999 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Score
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2018 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Score
The Post (2017)
2012 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Score
War Horse (2011)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2002 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

CinEuphoria Awards

2014 Nominee
CinEuphoria
Best Original Music - International Competition
Lincoln (2012)

Csapnivalo Awards

2000 Nominee
Golden Slate
Best Original Score
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Musical Score
Lincoln (2012)

Denver Film Critics Society

2016 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2013 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Original Score
Lincoln (2012)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2018 Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Original Score
The Post (2017)
2016 Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2013 Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Original Score
Lincoln (2012)
2012 Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Original Score
War Horse (2011)
Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Original Score
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Gold Derby Awards

2016 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2013 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Score
Lincoln (2012)
2007 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Life Achievement (Other)
2006 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Score
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Original Score
Munich (2005)
2003 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Score
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Golden Schmoes Awards

2002 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Music in a Movie
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2001 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Music in a Movie
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

GoldSpirit Awards

2017 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Composer of the Year
Best Drama Score
The Post (2017)
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Score
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Best Edition of an Existing Score
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
for '35th Anniversary (La-La Land)'
Best Cue
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
For 'Finale'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Original Score
The Post (2017)
2016 Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Original Score
The BFG (2016)
Best Cue
The BFG (2016)
For 'Sophie and the BFG'
Best Edition of an Existing Score
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
For 'The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection (La-La Land)'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Composer of the Year
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Score
The BFG (2016)
2015 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Composer of the Year
Best Cue
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
for 'Rey's Theme'
Best Soundtrack
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Edition of an Existing Score
Jaws (1975)
for 'Jaws (Intrada)'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Edition of an Existing Score
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
for 'AI: Artificial Intelligence (La-La Land)'
2014 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Edition of an Existing Score
Empire of the Sun (1987)
for 'Empire of the Sun (La-La Land)'
2013 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Drama Soundtrack
The Book Thief (2013)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Soundtrack
The Book Thief (2013)
2012 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Edition of an Existing Score
Hook (1991)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Cue
Lincoln (2012)
for 'The Peterson House and Finale'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Drama Soundtrack
Lincoln (2012)
Best Soundtrack
Lincoln (2012)
2011 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Animated Soundtrack
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Cue
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
for 'The Pursuit of the Falcon'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Drama Soundtrack
War Horse (2011)
Composer of the Year
Best Soundtrack
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
for 'The Peterson House and Finale'
Best Cue
War Horse (2011)
for 'The Homecoming'
2010 Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Edition of an Existing Soundtrack
Family Plot (1976)
2008 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Edition of an Existing Soundtrack
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
for 'Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection (Concord)'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Horror Theme
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
for "Orellana's Cradle"
Best Soundtrack
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Best Soundtrack of the last 5 years
Munich (2005)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Action/Adventure Soundtrack
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Best Composer of the last 5 years
Best Soundtrack of the last 5 years
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Horror Theme
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
for 'Ants!'
Best Action Theme
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
for 'The Jungle Chase'
2005 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Most Dissonant Soundtrack
War of the Worlds (2005)
Best Horror Theme
War of the Worlds (2005)
for "The Ferry Scene'. Tied with Corpse Bride (2005)
Best Dramatic Theme
Munich (2005)
for 'A Prayer for Peace'
Best Theme
Munich (2005)
for 'A Prayer of Peace'
Best Drama Soundtrack
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Best Composer
Best Soundtrack
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Dramatic Theme
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
for "Sayyuri's Theme and End Credits"
Best Dramatic Theme
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
for 'Becoming a Geisha'
Best Epic Theme
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
for 'Battle of the Heroes'
Best Theme
Munich (2005)
for "Avner's Theme'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Dramatic Theme
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
for 'Anakin's Betrayal'
Best Action Theme
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
for 'Battle of the Heroes'
Best Theme
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
for 'Battle of the Heroes'
Best Drama Soundtrack
Munich (2005)
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Soundtrack
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Best Soundtrack
Munich (2005)
for 'A Prayer for Peace'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Theme
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
for 'Becoming a Geisha'
2004 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Composer
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
for 'Star Wars Trilogy (Sony)'. Tied with Elmer Bernstein for The Great Escape (1963) in third place
Best Action Theme
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
for 'Buckbeak's Flight'
Best Comic Theme
The Terminal (2004)
for 'The Tale of Viktor Navorski'
Best Epic Theme
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
for 'Buckbeak's Flight'
Best Comedy Soundtrack
The Terminal (2004)
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Soundtrack
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Romantic Theme
The Terminal (2004)
for 'The Fountain Scene'
Best Soundtrack
The Terminal (2004)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Original Song
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
for 'Double Trouble'
Best Horror Theme
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
for 'Apparition on the Train'
Best Dramatic Theme
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
for 'A Window to the Past'
Best Comic Theme
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
for 'Aunt Marge's Waltz'
Best Romantic Theme
The Terminal (2004)
for 'Dinner with Amelia'
Best Theme
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
for 'Buckbeak's Flight'
Best Composer
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Soundtrack
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
2002 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Comedy Soundtrack
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Best Soundtrack from Another Medium
for 'Call of the Champions'
Best Theme
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
for 'Across the Stars'
Best Action Theme
Minority Report (2002)
for 'Anderton's Great Escape'
Best Comic Theme
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
for 'The Float'
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Theme
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
for 'Across the Stars'
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Theme
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
for 'Fawkes the Phoenix'
GoldSpirit Legend
Best Composer
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtrack
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Best Dramatic Theme
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
for 'Recollections'
Best Soundtrack
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Action Soundtrack
Minority Report (2002)
Best Edition of a Classic Soundtrack
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Best Recording Edition
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Best Unedited Soundtrack
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Best Comic Theme
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
for 'Catch Me If You Can'
2001 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Original Song
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Shared with:
for 'For Always'
Best Historic Soundtrack
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Drama Soundtrack
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Soundtrack
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Best Composer
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtrack
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Best Recording Edition
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Best Theme
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
for 'Hedwig's Theme'
Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtrack
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Grammy Awards

2019 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Best Instrumental Composition
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Shared with:
For composition "Mine Mission"
2017 Winner
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2015 Winner
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition
The Book Thief (2013)
"The Book Thief" from "The Book Thief Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
2014 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Lincoln (2012)
2013 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2009 Winner
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
for 'The Adventures Of Mutt'
Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Best Instrumental Composition
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
for 'Sayuri's Theme and End Credits'
2007 Winner
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Best Instrumental Composition
Munich (2005)
for 'A Prayer For Peace'
Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Munich (2005)
2006 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
2004 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
2003 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
2002 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2000 Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
1999 Winner
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Amistad (1997)
1998 Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
1997 Nominee
Grammy
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
Sabrina (1995)
Shared with:
For the song "Moonlight".
1995 Winner
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Jurassic Park (1993)
1993 Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Hook (1991)
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Hook (1991)
1992 Nominee
Grammy
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
Home Alone (1990)
Shared with:
For the song "Somewhere in My Memory".
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
For the "Star Wars Trilogy".
1990 Nominee
Grammy
Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
1989 Nominee
Grammy
Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
Empire of the Sun (1987)
1988 Nominee
Grammy
Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1984 Nominee
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
1983 Winner
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Best Instrumental Composition
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
For "Flying - Theme from 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'".
Best Instrumental Arrangement
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
For "Flying - Theme from 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'".
Nominee
Grammy
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 Winner
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1981 Winner
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Nominee
Grammy
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Shared with:
For "Yoda's Theme".
1980 Winner
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Superman (1978)
Best Instrumental Composition
Superman (1978)
For the "Prelude and Main Title March".
Nominee
Grammy
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Superman (1978)
For the "Prelude and Main Title March".
1979 Winner
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 Winner
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Star Wars (1977)
Best Instrumental Composition
Star Wars (1977)
For the "Main Titles from 'Star Wars'".
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Star Wars (1977)
Nominee
Grammy
Album of the Year
Star Wars (1977)
Shared with:
For the album "Star Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)".
1976 Winner
Grammy
Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Jaws (1975)
1962 Nominee
Grammy
Best Soundtrack Album or Recording or Score from Motion Picture or Television
Checkmate (1960)

Guinness World Record Award

1977 Winner
Guinness World Record
Best-selling single of instrumental music
Star Wars (1977)
Shared with:

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.


Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)

2012 Nominee
HMMA Award
Best Original Score - Feature Film
Lincoln (2012)
2011 Nominee
HMMA Award
Best Original Score - Feature Film
War Horse (2011)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2018 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
The Post (2017)
2012 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
Lincoln (2012)
2011 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Best Original Score
War Horse (2011)

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2018 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
The Post (2017)
Film Score of the Year
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Film Composer of the Year
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
The Post (2017)
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Best New Release, Re-Release or Re-Recording of an Existing Score
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Shared with:
Best New Release, Re-Release or Re-Recording of an Existing Score
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Shared with:
Film Music Composition of the Year
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Track: "Finale"
Best Film Music Compilation Album
Shared with:
John Williams and Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection
2017 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Film Music Compilation Album
Shared with:
The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection
2016 Winner
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Film Music Composition of the Year
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Track: "The Jedi Steps and Finale"
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Composer of the Year
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Release
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Shared with:
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Release
Jaws (1975)
Shared with:
2015 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Release or Re-Recording
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Shared with:
2014 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
The Book Thief (2013)
Film Music Composition of the Year
The Book Thief (2013)
Track: "The Book Thief"
2013 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Lincoln (2012)
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Lincoln (2012)
Film Music Composition of the Year
Lincoln (2012)
Track: "The Peterson House and Finale"
Film Composer of the Year
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Hook (1991)
Shared with:
2012 Winner
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
War Horse (2011)
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
War Horse (2011)
Best Original Score for an Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Film Music Composition of the Year
War Horse (2011)
"The Homecoming"
Film Composer of the Year
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Film Music Composition of the Year
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
"The Adventure Continues"
2011 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Black Sunday (1977)
Shared with:
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Family Plot (1976)
Shared with:
2009 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Best Film Music Compilation Album or Box Set
Shared with:
Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
2006 Winner
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Film Composer of the Year
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Munich (2005)
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film
War of the Worlds (2005)
2005 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
The Terminal (2004)
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Composer of the Year
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
1999 Nominee
FMCJ Award
Film Score of the Year
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Film Score of the Year
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Film Composer of the Year
1998 Winner
FMCJ Award
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Best New Recording of a Previously Existing Score
Superman (1978)
Conducted by John Debney/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Nominee
FMCJ Award
Film Score of the Year
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Film Composer of the Year

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2006 Nominee
INOCA
Best Original Score
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2003 Winner
INOCA
Best Original Score
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2018 Nominee
IFC Award
Best Original Score
The Post (2017)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2003 Nominee
IOMA
Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora originale)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2000 Winner
Sierra Award
Best Score
Angela's Ashes (1999)
2000 Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Score
The Patriot (2000)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1987 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Music
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1982 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Music
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1977 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Music
Star Wars (1977)

National Board of Review, USA

2001 Winner
Career Achievement Award
For excellence in film music scoring.

Online Film & Television Association

2018 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
The Post (2017)
2016 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2012 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
War Horse (2011)
2006 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Best Music, Original Score
Munich (2005)
2003 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2002 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
1999 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Best Music, Adapted Song
Lost in Space (1998)
Shared with:
For the theme music.
1998 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Amistad (1997)
1997 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Behind the Scenes
Music

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2006 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Munich (2005)
2003 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2002 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2000 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
1999 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Phoenix Critics Circle

2017 Winner
Special Achievement Award
For his work in scoring the Star Wars film series.

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Original Score
Lincoln (2012)
2003 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Original Score
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2002 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Original Score
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
2001 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Original Score
The Patriot (2000)

Razzie Awards

1983 Nominee
Razzie Award
Worst Musical Score
Monsignor (1982)

Satellite Awards

2016 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
The BFG (2016)
2013 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
The Book Thief (2013)
2012 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Lincoln (2012)
2011 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
War Horse (2011)
2005 Nominee
Satellite Award
Outstanding Original Score
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
1999 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Amistad (1997)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2016 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Music, Original Score
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

SFX Awards, UK

2003 Nominee
SFX Award
Best SF or Fantasy Film Music
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

ShoWest Convention, USA

2000 Winner
ShoWest Award
Maestro of the Year

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2017 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Score
The Post (2017)

Telly Awards

2018 Winner
Gold Telly
Sports
Dear Basketball (2017)
Shared with:

The Kennedy Center Honors

2004 Winner
Kennedy Center Honors

The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

2001 Nominee
Stinker Award
Most Intrusive Musical Score
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Score
Lincoln (2012)
2011 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Score
War Horse (2011)

World Animation Celebration

2017 Winner
Special Jury Award
Dear Basketball (2017)
Shared with:

World Soundtrack Awards

2016 Nominee
Public Choice Award
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Film Composer of the Year
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
The BFG (2016)
2012 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
War Horse (2011)
2006 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Munich (2005)
2005 Winner
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
War of the Worlds (2005)
Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
War of the Worlds (2005)
2004 Winner
Public Choice Award
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
2003 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2002 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2001 Winner
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Winner
Public Choice Award
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Best Original Song Written for a Film
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Shared with:
For the song "For Always".

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