?Star Wars: The Force Awakens? has been nominated for five categories in this year?s Oscars making the latest Star Wars installment as the episode with the most number of nominations received from the Academy Awards since its release in 1977, which racked up 10 nods.
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey have been nominated for the movie?s Film Editing; Matthew Wood and David Acord for the Sound Editing; Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Nelson for the Sound Mixing; Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould for the Visual Effects and John Williams for the Original Score.
According to Cinema Blend, the franchise already won 10 Academy Awards out of 25 nominations and if history would be the basis, the recent movie is likely to win these nominations. ?Star Wars: A New Hope? and ?The Empire Strikes Back? won Sound Mixing Oscars, while the former has also bagged Film Editing, Visual Effects, Costume Design and Art Direction. It has also won Set Decoration and a Special Achievement Award for its alien creature as well as robot voices.
Meanwhile, the ?Return of the Jedi? in 1983 received four nominations but won only one. ?The Phantom Menace?, on the other hand, captured three nominations but did not win any. And in the last decade, ?Attack of the Clones? in 2002 and ?Revenge of the Sith? in 2005 each received one nomination, as reported by StarWars.com.
There are a lot of competitors for each of the categories that the ?Star Wars: The Force Awakens? is nominated in. But, fans sure have high hopes that the movie would take home those awards. We will all know the results on February 28, when the Oscars takes place at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center. It will be televised on ABC at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will be hosted by Chris Rock.
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