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West Side Story

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Original title
West Side Story
Running time
156 min.
United States United States
Tony Kushner. Book: Arthur Laurents. wmusical: Jerome Robbins
Leonard Bernstein
Janusz Kaminski
Amblin Entertainment, 20th Century Studios. Distributor: 20th Century Studios
Musical. Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Melodrama. Street Gang. Racism. Teen/coming-of-age. 1950s
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Broadway musical “West Side Story.” The original was inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and centers on the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs. Pulitzer prize winner and Oscar nominee Tony Kushner penned the revival of the 1957 musical, which was originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein. The original 1957 Broadway musical earned six Tony nods. His adaptation was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including best picture.
Rankings Position
2021: Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (DeBose). 7 Nominations
2021: 3 Golden Globes, incl. Best Picture Comedy or Musical. 4 Nominations
2021: BAFTA Awards: Best Casting & Supp. Actress (DeBose)
2021: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Films & Best Actress (Zegler)
2021: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supp. Actress (DeBose)
2021: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
2021: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: 5 Nominations, including Best Picture
2021: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2021: Critics Choice Awards: Best Supp. Actress (DeBose) & Editing. 11 Nominations
2021: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2021: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Direction
2021: Writers Guild Awards (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2021: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Supporting Actress (DeBose)
2021: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 11 Nominations, including Best Picture
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