Star Wars: The Last Jedi receives four Academy Awards nominations


The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place this March and Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have an opportunity to bring home four Oscars.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will likely go down in history as the most divisive Star Wars film ever created. Love it or hate it, Episode VIII has people talking about Star Wars like never before — and isn’t that the point? Regardless, Rian Johnson’s entry into the Star Wars cinematic universe has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and the nominations are in categories in which most fans can agree the movie did quite well.

  • Sound Editing — Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood
  • Sound Mixing — Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick
  • Original Score — John Williams
  • Visual Effects — Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlon

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Out of the four nominations The Last Jedi received, perhaps composer John Williams’ beautiful score has the best chance of winning. In that category, Williams is up against Hans Zimmer’s Dunkirk, Jonny Greenwood’s Phantom Thread, Alexandre Desplat’s The Shape of Water, and Carter Burwell’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Williams is no stranger to being nominated for and winning Oscars for his scores. The legendary composer has won five Academy Awards, including one for Star Wars: A New Hope. While he was also nominated for Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, Williams has only won once for a Star Wars film, and his last overall win came during the 1993 Academy Awards for Schindler’s List.

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Good luck to those who were nominated for The Last Jedi, and we sincerely hope the film will win in all four categories. The 2018 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 4.