May the force of Oscar be with John Williams.
The Floral Park-raised composer will vie for his sixth Academy Award on March 4 for scoring “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Even more impressive: It’s Williams’ 51st Oscar nod, making him the most-nominated living person in Academy history. (Only Walt Disney, who scored 59 nominations, earned more.)
Right behind them on the list of perennial nominees are these talented individuals.
CLAIM TO FAME He wrote and scored the music for more than 200 films.
TRACK RECORD 45 nominations, 9 wins
OSCAR NUGGET He was nominated every year between 1938 and 1957.
CLAIM TO FAME He was MGM’s supervising art director from 1924 to 1956.
TRACK RECORD 39 nominations, 11 wins
OSCAR NUGGET He designed the Academy Award statuette.
CLAIM TO FAME She designed costumes for more than 400 films.
TRACK RECORD 35 nominations, 8 wins
OSCAR NUGGET After her fifth Oscar (for “Roman Holiday”), she said, “I’m going to take it home and design a dress for it.”
CLAIM TO FAME Songwriter whose hit tunes include “Three Coins in the Fountain.”
TRACK RECORD 26 nominations, 4 wins
OSCAR NUGGET Holds the record for the most original song Oscar nominations.
CLAIM TO FAME Actor-director-screenwriter of such classics as “Annie Hall.”
TRACK RECORD 24 nominations, 4 wins
OSCAR NUGGET His only Academy Awards appearance was in 2002 to introduce the post-9/11 “Love Letter to New York” segment.
CLAIM TO FAME The premiere composer at Warner Bros. whose scores included the one for “Casablanca.”
TRACK RECORD 24 nominations, 3 wins
OSCAR NUGGET His classic score for “Gone With the Wind” lost to “The Wizard of Oz.”
CLAIM TO FAME Screenwriter and director of such film favorites as “Sunset Boulevard.”
TRACK RECORD 21 nominations, 6 wins
OSCAR NUGGET He is one of eight people to win Oscars for best picture, director and screenplay for the same film (“The Apartment”).
CLAIM TO FAME The chameleon-like star of “Sophie’s Choice” and more.
TRACK RECORD 21 nominations, 3 wins
OSCAR NUGGET She left her award for “Kramer vs. Kramer” in the ladies room at an after-party. Someone found it and returned it to her.
CLAIM TO FAME The sound mixer who worked on such blockbusters as “Top Gun” grew up in Bethpage.
TRACK RECORD 21 nominations, 1 win
OSCAR NUGGET Until his win last year for “Hacksaw Ridge,” he was the most nominated person to never win an Oscar.