Are there any sci-fi films whose musical score or soundtrack went on to win an Academy Award for best musical score? The Fountain comes to mind as having been nominated for a Golden Globe.
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1977 - Star Wars
1982 - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Both by John Williams.
A number of others have been nominated; most recently: Avatar (2009), Wall-e (2008), A.I. (2001)
John Williams won Best Original Score for Star Wars in 1977 and again for E. T. in 1982.