Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced, and the latest film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been nominated in five categories:
Film Editing – Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey
Original Score – John Williams
Visual Effects – Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, & Chris Corbould
Sound Editing – Matthew Wood and David Acord
Sound Mixing – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, & Stuart Wilson
This marks the most nominations for a Star Wars film since the release of the original Star Wars in 1977, which received 10 nods and won six Oscars; The Empire Strikes Back (1980) received three nominations, winning two Oscars; Return of the Jedi (1983) nabbed four nominations with one win; The Phantom Menace (1999) captured three nominations; Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005) both received one nomination.