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John Williams’ ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Oscar nomination breaks record

While “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was mostly ignored in the top categories by the Academy this morning, that was not the case for tunesmith John Williams. He was nominated for Best Original Score for the movie. That makes the 52nd Oscar nomination of his storied career, bettering his tally for most noms for anyone still here on planet Earth. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” also got noms for Visual Effects and Sound Editing. Williams has won the Oscar five times — the original “Star Wars,” “Schindler’s List,” “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial,” “Jaws” and “Fiddler On The Roof” — and this becomes the sixth time he has won or been nominated for a Star Wars film in an unprecedented list of nominatio ...