Awards

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’…

John Williams at the 88th Academy Awards

Composer Ennio Morricone mentioned John Williams in his acceptance speech as he received his first ever Oscar on Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. After thanking the Academy for the “prestigious acknowledgement”, the composer of Quentin Tarantino’s…

Williams’ ‘The Force Awakens’ Wins 3 IFMCA Awards

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2015 IFMCA AWARDS; JOHN WILLIAMS WINS THREE AWARDS FOR STAR WARS The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2015, in the…

John Williams Receives Lifetime Contribution to Hollywood Award

‘Made In Hollywood Honors’ event honors renowned composer for works including L.A.-scored Star Wars: The Force Awakens Entertainment industry VIPs, local union officials and political leaders celebrated this year’s Oscar-nominated films made in California at the Made In Hollywood Honors Oscar…

Williams Receives Four IFMCA Nominations

Press Release: INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; OCTOGENARIAN VETERANS JOHN WILLIAMS AND ENNIO MORRICONE LEAD THE FIELD, MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS FOR MICHAEL GIACCHINO, LATE JAMES HORNER FEBRUARY 4, 2016. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its…

Williams Wins 22nd Grammy

John Williams received his 22nd Grammy Award last night for the track “The Book Thief”, from the original soundtrack album of the same title. The track had been nominated for Best Instrumental Composition at this year’s Grammys, presented for albums…

Williams Premieres ‘Book Thief’ Suite

NEW UPDATE: Listen to the full performance and interview with John Williams (audio only): See also: Video report (22-second John Williams segment starting at 4:53) LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Williams and Jill Scott were among the artists who brought…