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Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the score for which earned composer John Williams his 51st Oscar nomination. Photo: David James/2017 Lucasfilm Ltd

51-time Oscar nominee John Williams to be honoured with award by performing rights organisation

The John Williams Award to be presented to 86-year-old musician and composer by performing rights organisation BMI at ceremony in May


Composer John Williams will be honoured by performing rights organisation BMI with an award bearing his name.

BMI says The John Williams Award will be presented to the celebrated musician at the 34th annual BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards on May 9 in Beverly Hills, California.

Williams has won five Academy Awards throughout his illustrious career, most recently for best original score for Schindler’s List in 1994. He earned his 51st Oscar nomination this year for scoring Star Wars: The Last Jedi .

The 86-year-old has received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. He has won multiple Grammys and Emmys.

Composers Laura Karpman, Miriam Cutler, Lolita Ritmanis and Rick Baitz will also be honoured at the event.