A Star Is Born (1937) was a Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman and Jack Conway and produced by David O. Selznick.
Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Fredric March||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Janet Gaynor||Nominated|
|Best Director||William A. Wellman||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Selznick International Pictures||Nominated|
|Best Writing||William A. Wellman, Robert Carson||Won|
|Best Writing||Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson||Nominated|
|Special Award||To W. Howard Greene for the color photography of A Star Is Born. (This Award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.)||Won|
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Grandmother Lettie: Esther, everyone in this world who has ever dreamed about better things has been laughed at, don't you know that? But there's a difference between dreaming and doing. The dreamers just sit around and moon about how wonderful it would be if only things were different. And the years roll on and by and by they grow and they forget everything, even about their dreams. Oh yes, you want to be somebody, but you want it to be easy. Oh you modern girls give me a pain!
Casey Burke: His work is beginning to interfere with his drinking.
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The movie's line "Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine." was voted as the #52 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
The celebrated final line of the film was an afterthought. The original scene had Esther arriving at the Chinese Theater and collapsing in the forecourt sobbing, "Oh, Norman! Norman!" The scene was reshot two ways: with the familiar "Mrs. Norman Maine" tagline and the oddly irrelevant "Hello, everybody, this is Vicki Lester."
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