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Who earned the most Oscar nominations?

John Williams has won Oscars for the scores

John Williams has won Oscars for the scores of five films, including "Jaws" and "Schindler's List." Credit: Invision / Chris Pizzello

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.

Alfred Newman

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.

Cedric Gibbons

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.

Edith Head

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.”

Sammy Cahn

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.

Woody Allen

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.

Max Steiner

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.”

Billy Wilder

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”).

Meryl Streep

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.

Kevin O’Connell

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.

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