Composer John Williams was voted the 2021 Forrest J Ackerman Award for Lifetime Achievement by the members of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society at their October 7 meeting.
The Forrest J Ackerman or Forry Award has been given by the LASFS annually since 1966 for lifetime achievement in the SF field. Usually, it is presented at Loscon, the convention hosted each Thanksgiving Weekend by the club. Ackerman joined LASFS in the year the club was founded, 1934.
Williams has been the signature composer of the sf genre for decades. In 2005, the American Film Institute selected his score to 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest film score of all time. He wrote the theme for TV’s Time Tunnel in the Sixties. His sff movie scores include the Star Wars saga, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones films, the first two Jurassic Park films, and the first three Harry Potter films. He has won 25 Grammy Awards and five Academy Awards.
The names of all previous Forry Award winners can be seen here.