John Williams, composer of the score for "Lincoln," won the Best Score Award at the 18th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan. 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. The awards show was hosted by Sam Rubin and was aired on the CW Network.
This is John Williams' fourth Critics' Choice Award. His previous awards were won in:
- 2006 - Best Composer for "Memoirs of a Geisha"
- 2003 - Best Composer for "Catch Me If You Can," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Minority Report"
- 1999 - Best Score for "Saving Private Ryan"
John Williams has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for his score for "Lincoln."
In "Lincoln," as the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com