John Williams: Awards

Honors and Awards

Honorary Degrees

Academy Awards

  1. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) [Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score]
  2. Jaws (1975) [Original Score]
  3. Star Wars (1977) [Original Score]
  4. E.T. (1982) [Original Score]
  5. Schindler’s List (1993) [Original Score]

Academy Award Nominations

  1. Valley of the Dolls (1967) [Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment]
  2. The Reivers (1969) [Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a musical)]
  3. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) [Score of a Musical Picture (original or adaptation)]
  4. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) [Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score]
  5. Images (1972) [Original Dramatic Score]
  6. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) [Original Dramatic Score]
  7. Cinderella Liberty (1973) [Original Dramatic Score]
  8. “Nice to Be Around” from Cinderella Liberty (1973) [Song]
  9. Tom Sawyer (1973) [Original Song Score and/or Adaptation]
  10. The Towering Inferno (1974) [Original Dramatic Score]
  11. Jaws (1975) [Original Score]
  12. Star Wars (1977) [Original Score]
  13. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) [Original Score]
  14. Superman (1978) [Original Score]
  15. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [Original Score]
  16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [Original Score]
  17. E.T. (1982) [Original Score]
  18. “If We Were In Love” from Yes, Giorgio (1982) [Song]
  19. Return of the Jedi (1983) [Original Score]
  20. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) [Original Score]
  21. The River (1984) [Original Score]
  22. Empire of the Sun (1987) [Original Score]
  23. The Witches of Eastwick (1987) [Original Score]
  24. The Accidental Tourist (1988) [Original Score]
  25. Born on the Fourth of July (1989) [Original Score]
  26. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) [Original Score]
  27. Home Alone (1990) [Original Score]
  28. “Somewhere in My Memory” from Home Alone (1990) [Song]
  29. JFK (1991) [Original Score]
  30. “When You’re Alone” from Hook (1991) [Song]
  31. Schindler’s List (1993) [Original Score]
  32. Nixon (1995) [Original Dramatic Score]
  33. Sabrina (1995) [Original Musical or Comedy Score]
  34. “Moonlight” from Sabrina (1995) [Original Song]
  35. Sleepers (1996) [Original Dramatic Score]
  36. Amistad (1997) [Original Dramatic Score]
  37. Saving Private Ryan (1998) [Original Dramatic Score]
  38. Angela’s Ashes (1999) [Original Score]
  39. The Patriot (2000) [Original Score]
  40. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) [Original Score]
  41. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) [Original Score]
  42. Catch Me If You Can (2002) [Original Score]
  43. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) [Original Score]
  44. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) [Original Score]
  45. Munich (2005) [Original Score]
  46. War Horse (2011) [Original Score]
  47. The Adventures of Tintin (2011) [Original Score]
  48. Lincoln (2012) [Original Score]
  49. The Book Thief (2013) [Original Score]
  50. The Force Awakens (2015) [Original Score]

Primetime Emmy Awards

  1. Heidi (1968) [Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition]
  2. Jane Eyre (1971) [Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition]
  3. Great Performances (2009) Outstanding [Original Main Title Theme Music]

Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

  1. Alcoa Premiere (1962) [Outstanding Achievement in Original Music]
  2. Alcoa Premiere (1963) [Outstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music]
  3. Heidi (1968) [Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition]
  4. Jane Eyre (1971) [Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition]
  5. The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) [Outstanding Music Direction]
  6. Great Performances (2009) Outstanding [Original Main Title Theme Music]

Grammy Awards

  1. Jaws (1975) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  2. Star Wars (1977) [Best Pop Instrumental Performance]
  3. Main Title from Star Wars (1977) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  4. Star Wars (1977) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  5. Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  7. Main Title Theme from Superman (1979) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  8. Superman (1979) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  9. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  10. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  11. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  12. “Flying” (Theme from E.T.) (1982) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  13. E.T. (1982) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  14. “Flying” (Theme from E.T.) (1982) [Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording]
  15. Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  16. Schindler’s List (1994) [Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture or Television]
  17. Saving Private Ryan (1998) [Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television]
  18. Theme from Angela’s Ashes (2000) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  19. “The Adventures Of Mutt” Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  20. “The Book Thief” from The Book Thief (2013) [Best Instrumental Composition]

Grammy Award Nominations

  1. Checkmate (TV) (1961) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  2. Jaws (1975) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  3. The Disaster Move Suite (1976) [Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording]
  4. Star Wars (1977) [Best Pop Instrumental Performance]
  5. Main Title from Star Wars (1977) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  6. Star Wars (1977) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  7. Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  10. Main Title Theme from Superman (1979) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  11. Superman (1979) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  12. Theme from Superman (Main Title) (1979) [Best Pop Instrumental Performance]
  13. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  14. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  15. Yoda’s Theme (1980) [Best Pop Instrumental Performance]
  16. Yoda’s Theme (1980) [Best Instrumental Composition]]
  17. Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) (1980) [Best Instrumental Composition]]
  18. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  19. “Flying” (Theme from E.T.) (1982) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  20. E.T. (1982) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  21. “Flying” (Theme from E.T.) (1982) [Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording]
  22. E.T. (1982) [Best Pop Instrumental Performance]
  23. “Adventures on Earth” (1982) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  24. Return of the Jedi (1983) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  25. Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  26. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (1985) [Best Recording for Children]
  27. The Witches of Eastwick (1987) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  28. Olympic Spirit (1988) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  29. Empire of the Sun (1988) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  30. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  31. Born on the Fourth of July (1990) [Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording]
  32. The Star Wars Trilogy (1991) [Best Pop Instrumental Performance]
  33. Home Alone Main Title (1991) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  34. Hook (1992) [Best Pop Instrumental Performance]
  35. Hook (1992) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  36. Jurassic Park (1993) [Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture]
  37. Schindler’s List (1994) [Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture or Television]
  38. “Moonlight” from Sabrina (1996) [Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television]
  39. The Lost World (1997) [Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television]
  40. Seven Years in Tibet (1997) [Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television]
  41. Amistad (1998) [Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television]
  42. Saving Private Ryan (1998) [Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television]
  43. Gershwin Fantasy (1998) [Best Classical Crossover Album]
  44. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (1999) [Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media]
  45. “Stella by Starlight” (from The Uninvited) from: Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age (1999) [Best Instrumental Arrangement]
  46. Theme from Angela’s Ashes (2000) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  47. A.I. (2001) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  48. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  49. “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  50. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  51. Catch Me If You Can (2002) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  52. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  53. Revenge of the Sith (2005) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  54. “Anakin’s Betrayal” from Revenge of the Sith (2005) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  55. “The Ferry Scene” from War of the Worlds (2005) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  56. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  57. Munich (2005) [Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media]
  58. “A Prayer for Peace” from Munich (2005) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  59. “Sayuri’s Theme and End Credits” from Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  60. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) [Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media]
  61. “The Adventures Of Mutt” Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) [Best Instrumental Composition]
  62. The Adventures of Tintin (2011) [Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media]
  63. Lincoln (2012) [Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media]
  64. “The Book Thief” from The Book Thief (2013) [Best Instrumental Composition]

Golden Globe Awards

  1. Jaws (1975) [Best Original Score]
  2. Star Wars (1977) [Best Original Score]
  3. E.T. (1982) [Best Original Score]
  4. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) [Best Original Score]

Golden Globe Award Nominations

  1. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) [Best Original Score]
  2. Cinderella Liberty (1973) [Best Original Score]
  3. Earthquake (1974) [Best Original Score]
  4. Jaws (1975) [Best Original Score]
  5. Star Wars (1977) [Best Original Score]
  6. Superman (1978) [Best Original Score]
  7. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [Best Original Score]
  8. E.T. (1982) [Best Original Score]
  9. The River (1984) [Best Original Score]
  10. Empire of the Sun (1987) [Best Original Score]
  11. The Accidental Tourist (1988) [Best Original Score]
  12. Born on the Fourth of July (1989) [Best Original Score]
  13. Schindler’s List (1993) [Best Original Score]
  14. “Moonlight” from Sabrina (1995) [Best Original Song]
  15. Seven Years in Tibet (1997) [Best Original Score]
  16. Saving Private Ryan (1998) [Best Original Score]
  17. Angela’s Ashes (1999) [Best Original Score]
  18. A.I. (2001) [Best Original Score]
  19. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) [Best Original Score]
  20. War Horse (2011) [Original Score]
  21. Lincoln (2012) [Original Score]
  22. The Book Thief (2013) [Original Score]