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7.5

Gigi (1958)

Gigi
Running time: 116 min. | Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, 1900s
Gigi

Synopsis

Gaston (Jordan), the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress (Gingold) of his uncle (Chevalier) and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi (Caron). When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt (Jeans), who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, enjoin on him to become her provider and on her to accept such a golden opportunity.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Song
WINNER
Best Production Design
WINNER
Best Picture
WINNER
Best Costume Design
WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay
WINNER
Best Score - Musical
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Director (Vincente Minnelli)
WINNER
Best Cinematography - Color
WINNER

Golden Globes Awards

Best Director (Vincente Minnelli)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Hermione Gingold)
WINNER
Best Picture - Musical
WINNER
Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical (Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress - Comedy or Musical (Leslie Caron)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical (Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
NOMINATED

David di Donatello

Best Foreign Producer (Metro Goldwyn Mayer)
WINNER

Details

Original title

Gigi

Director

Vincente Minnelli

Producer

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Running time

116 min.

Screenwriter

Alan Jay Lerner (Obra: Colette)

Music

Frederick Loewe

Cinematography

Joseph Ruttenberg

Year

1958

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
6.8
Metacritic
8.2

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