Life John Williams breaks his own record with 52nd Oscar nomination By weekster Posted on January 13, 2020 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Film composer John Williams received his 52nd Oscar nomination on Monday. The 87-year-old American has a chance to win a statuette for his music for the ninth Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker. Williams was already the living record holder when it comes to number of nominations; with Star Wars 9 the composer has sharpened his own record. Incidentally, he is not the record holder if the deceased Hollywood legends are counted. Walt Disney received a total of 59 nominations in his life. The American composer became world famous with his music for film classics such as Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, E.T. and the Star Wars series. He received his first nomination in 1968 for the film Valley of the Dolls. Four years later, Williams got his first statue, for Fiddler on the Roof. In total, the American has now won five Oscars.