A Star Is Born Poster

Release Date: 1976

DVD Release Date: November 28th, 2006

R|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
A rock star on the decline, John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) has given in to drugs and excessive drinking, and his music has suffered as a result. Wandering into a club one night, John watches singer Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand) perform and is smitten. The two begin dating, and soon John lets Esther take the spotlight during his concerts. However, even as Esther finds fame and success with her singing, John continues his downward spiral.

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark, Paul Mazursky, Marta Heflin, M.G. Kelly, Sally Kirkland

Director: Frank Pierson

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Passionate, 1970s, Melodramatic, Fall, Rise, Emotional, Love

Awards

Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Sound
Winner Music (Original Song)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical