Nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced today, and the latest film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has been nominated in four categories:
- Original Score – John Williams
- Visual Effects – Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, and Neal Scanlan
- Sound Editing – Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce
- Sound Mixing – Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, and Michael Semanick
The original Star Wars, released in 1977, 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; The Force Awakens (2015), which kicked off the current trilogy, received five nominations — the most since the original Star Wars.
Congratulations to all the nominees. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, has taken the saga in bold new directions — and perhaps most importantly, also brought us porgs. We’re grateful to everyone who worked so hard in bringing it to life.
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