Category: Awards

John Williams Honored at 2018 Grammy Salute to Music Legends

The Recording Academy honored its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with ‘Grammy Salute To Music Legends’, an awards ceremony and live tribute concert which took place July 14 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s honorees included Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Queen,…

Williams Wins 24th Grammy Award

John Williams has won the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for “Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can”, released last year on The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III. This is Williams’ 24th…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ FYC Album Online

Disney Studios has released a For Your Consideration album for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which can be downloaded legally from their 2017 FYC website. The FYC album contains about 10 minutes of music not available on the OST (original…

Williams Nominated for the 60th Grammy Awards

John Williams has been nominated for the 2018 Grammy Awards in the category of Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for “Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can”, released earlier this year on The Spielberg/Williams…

Williams Honored by Boston College

John Williams was honored with the President’s Medal for Excellence on September 29 in a ceremony that took place at Boston College’s 25th annual Pops on the Heights gala. Williams has been a friend of Boston College—including several guest appearances…

Williams Receives Harvard Honorary Degree (Video)

John Williams was presented with an honorary doctorate in music from Harvard University on Thursday, sharing Harvard’s 366th Commencement Day spotlight with a host of honorees at the top of their fields. During the ceremony, one of the school’s most…

John Williams’ AFI Award Tribute Videos Online

The American Film Institute’s YouTube channel has been updated with a series of highlights from their John Williams Life Achievement Award tribute gala, which took place on June 9 in Hollywood. Their current playlist includes Williams’ acceptance speech as well…

‘The Force Awakens’ Score Wins Saturn Award

John Williams’ score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens received the Saturn Award, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, in a ceremony that took place June 22 in Burbank, California. The 42nd Saturn Awards, honor…

Williams Receives AFI’s Life Achievement Award

On June 9, Steven Spielberg presented the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award to his longtime collaborator, composer John Williams. This was the first time in the history of the American Film Institute that the award went to a composer. Williams’…