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Plot, Details & Awards

A Star Is Born

(1976)
R In Theaters 06/1/1976 , 140min.
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Plot & Details

The third remake of the 1932 drama What Price Hollywood?, this adaptation of A Star Is Born moved the story into the mid-1970's and changed the milieu from the movie business to pop music. John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) is a rock star whose career has peaked; he is numbed by booze and cocaine, his music has lost its edge, and his performances have become painfully haphazard. One night, after a concert, he stumbles into a club where he sees a singing group fronted by Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand). John likes what he hears and loves what he sees; he tries picking her up, but soon realizes if he wants to see her, he'll have to ask her out on an actual date. He does, and before long the two become involved, although Esther has trouble with John's rock star lifestyle. One night, a typically burned-out John lets Esther sing a few songs at one of his shows; before long she's the talk of the record business. While Esther's star begins to rise, John's continues to sink, and while she desperately tries get John to clean up and focus on his music, it may be too late to save him. The song "Evergreen" earned this film an Academy Award for Best Song; the credits contain the amusing notice, "Ms. Streisand's Clothes from ... Her Closet."

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Paul Williams Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Roger Kellaway Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Tom Overton Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Barbra Streisand Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Robert Surtees Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Robert Glass Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Dan Wallin Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Won
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Barbra Streisand Won
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Kris Kristofferson Won
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Kenny Ascher Won
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Barbra Streisand Won
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Paul Williams Won
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Paul Williams Won

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