In the 1970’s John Williams Original Music Score Nominations for the Oscars enlivened ten memorable movies of the decade with three wins. In the 1980’s Williams was nominated for eleven movies with one win. All were unforgettable movies with remarkable music scores. Besides congratulations on this fantastic feat since this is John Williams Birth month we’ll also give him a shout out for a belated (February 8, 1932) Happy Birthday!
1980’s John Williams – Nominations/Win Original Music Score
1980 Empire Strikes Back, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lucasfilm, Paramount
*1982 E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Universal
1983 Return of the Jedi, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Lucasfilm, Paramount
1984 The River, Universal
1987 Empire of the Sun, Warner Brothers
1987 Witches of Eastwick, Warner Brothers
1988 Accidental Tourist, Warner Brothers
1989 Born on the Fourth of July, A. Kitman Ho & Ixtlan, Universal
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lucasfilm, Paramount
1980-1989 Best Oscar Songs
1980 Fame, from the movie Fame MGM Music by Michael Gore Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
1981 Arthur’s Theme from the movie Arthur – Arthur, Rollins, Joffe, Morra and Brezner, Orion Music and Lyrics by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen.
1982 Up Where We Belong from the movie Officer and a Gentleman-Lorimar Elfand, Paramount. Music by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte -. Lyrics by Will Jennings
1983 Flashdance…What a Feeling from the movie Flashdance, Polygram, Paramount. Music by Giorgio Moroder Lyrics by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara
1984 I just Called to Say I Love You from the movie The woman In Red Orion. Music and Lyrics by Stevie Wonder
1985 Say You Say Me from the movie White Nights, Columbia. Music and Lyrics by Lional Richie
1986 Take My Breath Away from the movie Top Gun Simpson/Bruckheimer, Paramount. Music by Giorgio Moroder Lyrics by Tom Whitlock.
1987 The Time of my Life from the movie Dirty Dancing Vestron. Music by Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz. Lyrics by Franke Previte.
1988 Let the River Run from the movie Working Girl 20th Century Fox. Music and Lyrics by Carly Simon
1989 Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Pictures with Silver Screen Partners IV, Buena Vista. Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman.