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7.6

West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story
Running time: 151 min. | Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama, Romantic drama, Street gangs
West Side Story

Synopsis

This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Director (Jerome Robbins)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (George Chakiris)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno)
WINNER
Best Picture
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Cinematography - Color
WINNER
Best Art Direction - Color
WINNER
Best Costume Design - Color
WINNER
Best Sound
WINNER
Best Score - Musical
WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Supporting Actor (George Chakiris)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno)
WINNER
Best Picture - Musical
WINNER
Best Director (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins)
NOMINATED
Best Director (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical (Richard Beymer)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins)
WINNER
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins)
WINNER

New York Film Critics Circle

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise)
NOMINATED
Best Director (Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

West Side Story

Directors

Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

Producer

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Running time

151 min.

Screenwriter

Ernest Lehman (Obra: Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins)

Music

Leonard Bernstein

Cinematography

Daniel L. Fapp

Year

1961

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
7.6

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