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John Williams aims for 23rd Grammy Award / GOLDDERBY

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Film composer John Williams is already one of the most awarded artists in Grammy history. He has prevailed 22 times, putting him in a four-way tie for sixth place (scroll through our gallery above to see all of the most awarded artists in history). This year he could add to his total with a victory for Best Visual Media Score Soundtrack for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." If he wins number-23 he'll have sixth place all to himself.

Williams's most recent Grammy was at the 2015 awards when he claimed Best Instrumental Composition for "The Book Thief," but his last victory in this race was a decade ago: he won Best Visual Media Score for "Memoirs of a Geisha" in 2007.

The "Star Wars" franchise alone has netted Williams five trophies, though they all came for the original 1977 "Star Wars" and its 1980 sequel, "The Empire Strikes Back." He hasn't won for the franchise since then, even though he has composed ever sequel and prequel since the very beginning - except for the 2016 stand-alone film "Rogue One," which was composed by Michael Giacchino. Perhaps it's time for Williams to reign again, or maybe Grammy voters will feel he has been duly rewarded for this film series.

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