Academy Awards, USA (1981)

Oscar [Winner]

Best Sound

Bill Varney
Steve Maslow
Gregg Landaker
Peter Sutton

Special Achievement Award [Winner]


Brian Johnson
Richard Edlund
Dennis Muren
Bruce Nicholson

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Norman Reynolds
Leslie Dilley
Harry Lange
Alan Tomkins
Michael Ford

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Music, Original Score

John Williams

Golden Globes, USA (1981)

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

John Williams

BAFTA Awards (1981)

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music [Winner]


John Williams

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Production Design/Art Direction

Norman Reynolds

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Sound

Peter Sutton
Ben Burtt
Bill Varney

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (1981)

Saturn Award [Winner]

Best Science Fiction Film

Saturn Award [Winner]

Best Actor

Mark Hamill

Saturn Award [Winner]

Best Director

Irvin Kershner

Saturn Award [Winner]

Best Special Effects

Brian Johnson
Richard Edlund

Saturn Award [Nominee]

Best Supporting Actor

Billy Dee Williams

Saturn Award [Nominee]

Best Writing

Leigh Brackett
Lawrence Kasdan

Saturn Award [Nominee]

Best Music

John Williams

Saturn Award [Nominee]

Best Costumes

John Mollo

DVD Exclusive Awards (2005)

DVDX Award [Winner]

Best Menu Design

Van Ling
For Star Wars and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

DVDX Award [Winner]

Best Overall DVD, Classic Film

Jim Ward
For Star Wars and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

DVDX Award [Nominee]

Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)

George Lucas
Irvin Kershner
Ben Burtt
Dennis Muren
Carrie Fisher
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Golden Schmoes Awards (2004)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee]

Best DVD/Blu-Ray of the Year

For Star Wars and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Golden Screen, Germany (1981)

Golden Screen [Winner]


Grammy Awards (1992)

Grammy [Nominee]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

John Williams
For Star Wars and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Grammy Awards (1981)

Grammy [Winner]

Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special

John Williams

Grammy [Nominee]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

John Williams
London Symphony Orchestra

Guinness World Record Award (1997)

Guinness World Record [Winner]

Biggest opening weekend ever for a re-released film

George Lucas
Lucasfilm
For Star Wars and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Guinness World Record Award (1982)

Guinness World Record [Winner]

First Star Wars videogame

George Lucas
Atari

National Film Preservation Board, USA (2010)

National Film Registry [Winner]


Online Film & Television Association (1999)

OFTA Film Hall of Fame [Winner]

Motion Picture

People's Choice Awards, USA (1981)

People's Choice Award [Winner]

Favorite Motion Picture

Satellite Awards (2005)

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Overall DVD

For Star Wars and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Classic DVD

For Star Wars and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Writers Guild of America, USA (1981)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee]

Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium

Leigh Brackett
Lawrence Kasdan