A Star Is Born Poster

Release Date: 1954

PG|2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Hollywood actor Norman Maine (James Mason) is a celebrity whose star is on the wane, but when he meets aspiring actress Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland), he is inspired to help her, and soon the two appear in a musical together. Now known as Vicki Lester, she marries Norman and finds herself in demand, while his reputation continues to decline, resulting in heavy bouts of drinking. Eventually, Vicki must choose between moving forward with her career and attempting to save her husband.

Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon

Director: George Cukor

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Touching, 1950s, Sacrifice, Engaging, Transformation, Emotional, Love


Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Nominated Music (Song)
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Actress
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Actor
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)