John Williams is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Classical Music at the 2012 Classic Brit Awards! Dickon Stainer, Co-chairman of the Classic Brit awards committee, told BBC: “John Williams has crafted some of the most memorable film scores for over half a century.”

Williams, who is now 80 years old, has won five Oscars, four Golden Globes, seven Baftas and twenty-one Grammy awards. He is also the second most nominated man at the Academy Awards behind Walt Disney, with 47 nominations over the course of his career. Some of his most famous scores include Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Home Alone, Jurassic Park and, of course, Harry Potter.

Nominations for the rest of the awards will be announced on September 6th.  The show will be hosted by Myleene Klass at London’s Royal Albert Hall and will air on ITV1  on 2 October.

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