The movie A Star Is Born won Best Original Song for “Shallow” at the 91st Academy Awards last February 25th. Directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, with singer and co-star Lady Gaga, the movie went 1-for-8 at the Oscars in a disappointing turn of events.
Once predicted to be the darling of the Academy and poised to sweep the awards night, only one award in the end went to film’s cast and crew. It seemed the Academy had other plans.
The song’s win is officially credited to Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga also performed the song that night, to the delight of the celebrities and guests in attendance.
Many fans online questioned the Academy’s decisions, with some pointing to typical Hollywood politics as the reason for the movie’s underwhelming performance at the Awards show.
A Star Is Born is a remake of the 1937 original starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The original also disappointed at the 10th Academy Awards, winning only one Oscar for Best Writing against seven nominations.
The stars and producers seem unfazed, however, as A Star Is Born will be back in cinemas next week. It will feature a new cut, with a new song and an extra 12 minutes of footage. Fans will certainly be glad to catch the movie in theaters for its second go-round.