John Williams is back in Oscar contention

John Williams is back in Oscar contention


norman lebrecht

January 16, 2014

Oscars shortlist for Original Score, just announced:


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“The Book Thief,” John Williams;

“Gravity,” Steven Price;

“Her,” William Butler and Owen Pallett;

“Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat;

“Saving Mr. Banks,” Thomas Newman.


  • Tommy says:

    His 49th nomination. An extraordinary achievement, second only to Walt Disney.

  • Hollywood: It’s not what you do, it’s who you know.

  • Tommy says:

    Jason, I’m not sure what you mean by that. Are you suggesting that Williams – one of the greatest of all movie composers, respected and admired by every single person in the business – has only achieved his success because he ‘knows’ people?