A Star is Born (1954) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Jack L. Warner, Sidney Luft and Vern Alves.
A Star is Born was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.
Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||James Mason||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Judy Garland||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Malcolm Bert, Gene Allen, Irene Sharaff; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg, Irene Sharaff||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Ray Heindorf||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin||Nominated|
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Judge George J. Barnes: Were you Norman Maine the actor?
Norman Maine: Yes.
Oliver Niles: You know Libby you missed a lot not knowing Norman Maine.
Matt Libby: Not knowing him? I spent my life knowing him. I knew what he was going to do before he did it. I knew him backwards.
Oliver Niles: You didn't know him at all. He was quite a guy.
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Judy Garland was nominated for an Oscar as best actress and James Mason was nominated for best actor. These two nominations are the first time in Academy Awards history for two people in the same film playing roles for which different people were earlier nominated for Oscars: Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in the 1937 version.
Groucho Marx called Judy Garland not winning an Oscar for A Star Is Born, "the biggest robbery since Brink's." Hedda Hopper later reported that her loss to Grace Kelly for The Country Girl was the result of the closest Oscar vote up till that time that didn't end in a tie, with just six votes separating the two. In any event, it was a heartbreak from which she never really recovered and which has remained a matter of some controversy ever since.
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