John Williams Oscar nominations

         March 2014

Academy Award nominations and Oscar wins for John Williams. Sources: johnwilliams.org, Oscars.org, Internet Movie Database, Wikipedia

How many Oscar nominations does John Williams have? John Williams has been nominated for 49 Academy Awards and won 5:
     Best music (scoring of music — adaptation or treatment), “Valley of the Dolls” (1967), lost to Alfred Newman, Ken Darby, “Camelot”
     Best music (score of a musical picture — original or adaptation), with Leslie Bricusse, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1969), lost to Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman, “Hello, Dolly!”
     Best music (original score — for a motion picture [not a musical]), “The Reivers” (1969), lost to Burt Bacharach, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
     Best music (scoring: adaptation and original song score), “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971), won
     Best music (original dramatic score), “images” (1972), lost to Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell, “Limelight”
     Best music (original dramatic score), “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972), lost to Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell, “Limelight”
     Best music (original dramatic score), “Cinderella Liberty” (1973), lost to Marvin Hamlisch, “The Way We Were”
     Best music (scoring: original song score and adaptation or scoring: adaptation), with Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, “Tom Sawyer” (1973), lost to Marvin Hamlisch, “The Sting”
     Best music (song), with Paul Williams, for “Nice To Be Around,” “Cinderella Liberty” (1973), lost to Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, for “The Way We Were,” “The Way We Were”
     Best music (original dramatic score), “The Towering Inferno” (1974), lost to Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola, “The Godfather, Part II”
     Best music (original score), “Jaws” (1975), won
     Best music (original score), “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), lost to John Williams, “Star Wars”
     Best music (original score), “Star Wars” (1975), won
     Best music (original score), “Superman” (1978), lost to Giorgio Moroder, “Midnight Express”
     Best music (original score), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), lost to Michael Gore, “Fame”
     Best music (original score), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), lost to Vangelis, “Chariots of Fire”
     Best music (original song), with Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, for “If We Were In Love,” “Yes, Giorgio” (1982), lost to Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Will Jennings, for “Up Where We Belong,” “An Officer and a Gentleman”
     Best music (original score), “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), won
     Best music (original score), “Return of the Jedi” (1983), lost to Bill Conti, “The Right Stuff”
     Best music (original score), “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1983), lost to Maurice Jarre, “A Passage to India”
     Best music (original score), “The River” (1984), lost to Maurice Jarre, “A Passage to India”
     Best music (original score), “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987), lost to Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su, “The Last Emperor”
     Best music (original score), “Empire of the Sun” (1987), lost to Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su, “The Last Emperor”
     Best music (original score), “The Accidental Tourist” (1988), lost to Dave Grusin, “The Milagro Beanfield War”
     Best music (original score), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989), lost to Alan Menken, “The Little Mermaid”
     Best music (original score), “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989), lost to Alan Menken, “The Little Mermaid”
     Best music (original song), with Leslie Bricusse, for “Somewhere in My Memory,” “Home Alone” (1990), lost to Stephen Sondheim, for “Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man),” “Dick Tracy”
     Best music (original score), “Home Alone” (1990), lost to John Barry, “Dances With Wolves”
     Best music (original song), with Leslie Bricusse, for “When You’re Alone,” “Hook” (1991), lost to Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, for “Beauty and the Beast,” “Beauty and the Beast”
     Best music (original score), “JFK” (1991), lost to Alan Menken, “Beauty and the Beast”
     Best music (original score), “Schindler’s List” (1993), won
     Best music (original dramatic score), “Nixon” (1995), lost to Luis Enrique Bacalov, “The Postman (Il Postino)”
     Best music (original musical or comedy score), “Sabrina” (1995), lost to Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, “Pocahontas”
     Best music (original song), with Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, for “Moonlight,” “Sabrina” (1995), lost to Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, for “Colors of the Wind,” “Pocahontas”
     Best music (original dramatic score), “Sleepers” (1996), lost to Gabriel Yared, “The English Patient”
     Best music (original dramatic score), “Amistad” (1997), lost to James Horner, “Titanic”
     Best music (original dramatic score), “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), lost to Nicola Piovani, “Life Is Beautiful”
     Best music (original score), “Angela’s Ashes” (1999), lost to John Corigliano, “The Red Violin”
     Best music (original score), “The Patriot” (2000), lost to Tan Dun, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
     Best music (original score), “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (2001), lost to Howard Shore, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
     Best music (original score), “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001), lost to Howard Shore, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
     Best music (original score), “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), lost to Elliot Goldenthal, “Frida”
     Best music (original score), “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004), lost to Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, “Finding Neverland”
     Best music (original score), “Munich” (2005), lost to Gustavo Santaolalla, “Brokeback Mountain”
     Best music (original score), “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005), lost to Gustavo Santaolalla, “Brokeback Mountain”
     Best music (original score), “The Adventures of Tintin” (2011), lost to Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
     Best music (original score), “War Horse” (2011), lost to Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
     Best music (original score), “Lincoln” (2012), lost to Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”
     Best music (original score), “The Book Thief” (2013), lost to Steven Price, “Gravity”



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