Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced today, and the latest film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been nominated in five categories:
- Film Editing – Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey
- Original Score – John Williams
- Visual Effects – Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould
- Sound Editing – Matthew Wood and David Acord
- Sound Mixing – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson
This marks the most nominations for a Star Wars film since the release of the original Star Wars in 1977, which received 10 nods and won six Oscars; The Empire Strikes Back (1980) received three nominations, winning two Oscars; Return of the Jedi (1983) nabbed four nominations with one win; The Phantom Menace (1999) captured three nominations; Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005) both received one nomination.
We’re thrilled and congratulate all the nominees. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Bryan Burk, is a film that has introduced a galaxy far, far away to whole new generation, and we’re proud of everyone who worked to bring it to life.
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