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Plot, Details & Awards

Fame

(1980)
R In Theaters 05/16/1980 , 135min.
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Plot & Details

Fame is set at New York's High School of Performing Arts, where talented teens train for show-business careers. The film concentrates on five of the most gifted students: singer Irene Cara, actors Paul McCrane and Barry Miller, dancer Gene Anthony Ray, and musician Lee Currieri. More so than the subsequent TV series Fame, the film emphasizes the importance of keeping up one's academic achievements in this specialized school. The faculty includes no-nonsense English teacher Ann Meara, erudite musical instructor Albert Hague, and martinet dance teacher Debbie Allen. Of the film's cast, Ray, Currieri, Allen and Hague were carried over to the TV version of Fame, which premiered in 1981. The score for the film version of Fame was honored with an Academy Award.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Chris Newman Nominated
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Michael J. Kohut Nominated
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Michael Gore Won
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Lesley Gore Nominated
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Michael Gore Won
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Dean Pitchford Won
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Gerry Hambling Nominated
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Jay M. Harding Nominated
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Christopher Gore Nominated
1980 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Aaron Rochin Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael J. Kohut Won
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Aaron Rochin Won
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Chris Newman Won
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Jay M. Harding Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1980 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Michael Gore Nominated
1980 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
1980 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Irene Cara Nominated
1980 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Dean Pitchford Won
1980 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Michael Gore Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael J. Kohut Won
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Aaron Rochin Won
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Chris Newman Won
1980 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Jay M. Harding Won

Tribeca Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Tribeca Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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