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John Williams honored at star-studded Gala
2-Aug-2006 - Oscar-winning composer John Williams was honored recently by the Henry Mancini Institute with its esteemed Hank Award for his distinguished contribution to American music. Presented at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre during the Institute's 10th Anniversary Concert and Gala Celebration, the event starred Tony Bennett, and featured the HMI Orchestra and jazz sax player Dave Koz.
Williams, whose timeless scores include E.T., all six Star Wars movies, the Indiana Jones trilogy and the Harry Potter series, picked up his fourth Best Original Score Golden Globe this year for Memoirs Of A Geisha. His list of awards is unparalleled and also includes five Oscars, two Emmys, five BAFTA Awards and 18 Grammys, with an astonishing 122 nominations over a 40-plus year career. He was most recently honored at the 2006 BMI Film & Television Awards for the scores to Memoirs and War of the Worlds.