Defying Time and Tinseltown: How Scorsese and Williams Rewrote Oscar History

Historic Oscar Nominees

Martin Scorsese and John Williams set new records at the 96th Academy Awards with their nominations, defying Hollywood's ageism issue.

Scorsese's Milestone

At 81, Scorsese became the oldest nominee ever for Best Director with his work on “Killers of the Flower Moon”, surpassing John Huston's previous record at 79 years old.

Decade of Nominations

This nomination marked Scorsese’s tenth in the Best Director category, only two behind the record-holder William Wyler who had 12

Film Recognition

“Killers of the Flower Moon” received 10 Oscar nominations including best picture and acting categories.

John Williams' Record

John Williams, known for his “Star Wars” music, earned his 49th Oscar nomination for original score for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”.

Williams' Oscar History

With a total of 54 career Oscar nominations, Williams holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for any living person.

Walt Disney's Legacy

Williams follows Walt Disney who holds the overall record with 59 total Oscar nominations.

Williams' Age Record

At 91, Williams became the oldest nominee in any competitive award category at the Oscars.

Oscar Winners Defying Age

Both Williams and Scorsese continue to demonstrate their prowess in the film industry, irrespective of their age, with their 2024 nominations.

Scorsese's Directing Record

Martin Scorsese holds the record for the most directing Oscar nominations for a living person, with his nomination for "The Irishman" being his ninth.