John Williams, a 90-year-old film composer and living legend, continues to create stunning music and set new records. He is the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Oscar in 2023. He maintains the title of most-nominated living person.
Williams beat out three previous Oscar nominees, all of whom were nominated at the age of 89. The second was costume designer Ann Roth, who was nominated for her work on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The other is French director Agnès Varda, who was nominated for Faces Places.
Williams will be the oldest winner in any category if he wins the Oscar at the time of the ceremony. He has already won 25 Grammy Awards, 7 BAFTAs, and four Golden Globes for his work on Star Wars, Jaws, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, along with longtime collaborator Steven Spielberg.
Williams had previously held the title of most-nominated living person with 52 nominations. His Fablemans nomination increases his total to 53.
Williams is on pace to defeat Walt Disney, who holds the record for the most Oscar nominations, with 59. Williams is currently on the second position, with only six more to go. He is well-known for his lush movie scores as heard in Superman and the first three Harry Potter films, but is unafraid to be more modern as seen in the Close Encounters score. The Fablemans, a semi-autobiographical film directed by Tony Kushner and Spielberg, is a
On Amazon Prime and Vudu, the Fablemans are available for purchase. You can listen to William's score on Spotify.