Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Since the release of the first Star Wars movie 40 years ago, the saga has had a seismic impact, inspiring audiences worldwide with its storytelling, characters, groundbreaking special effects and Williams' iconic musical scores for all seven films. His score for 1977's A New Hope earned him an Academy Award for best original score, while his scores for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens also were nominated for the same award.
Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and 22 Grammy Awards throughout his career; with 50 Academy Award nominations, he is the Academy's most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney. In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars also was preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016.