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West Side Story

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Original title
West Side Story
Running time
151 min.
United States United States
Ernest Lehman (Book: Arthur Laurents. wmusical: Jerome Robbins)
Leonard Bernstein (Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim)
Daniel L. Fapp
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Musical. Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Street Gang
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1961: 10 Oscar: including, Best Movie, Director. 11 Nominations
1961: 3 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Musical. 7 nominations
1961: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film
1961: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1961: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1961: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Musical Screenplay
1962: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film
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