Most Oscar nominations - living person
John Williams
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The composer John Williams (USA, b. 8 February 1932) has had 49 Academy Award nominations from 1968 – 2014, making him the most nominated living person. His first nomination was for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment for Valley of the Dolls (USA 1967), with his most recent for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score at the 2014 ceremony for The Book Thief (USA, 2013). In all he has won five Oscars: Schindler's List (USA, 1993), ET. The Extra Terrestrial (USA, 1982), Star Wars (USA, 1977), Jaws (USA, 1975), Fiddler on the Roof (USA, 1972). As of 2015, John Williams had composed scores for 101 feature films across his career, each earning a record average of $279.4 m (£177.8 m) at the box office. This figure is helped by his work on high earners such as the six Star Wars films and several entries in the Harry Potter film series. It was confirmed in 2013 that he would be providing the score for The Force Awakens.