Category: Awards

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’…

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…