YMMV / A Star Is Born

  • Award Snub: In 1954, Judy Garland, resting and recuperating in a hospital from giving birth to her son, Joey Luft, would watch as Grace Kelly would win for The Country Girl over Garland's seemingly surefire win for her comeback, A Star Is Born, a film heavily edited from 182 to 154 minutes, eliminated crucial dramatic scenes and two musical numbers. She had a camera crew positioned to film her at her hospital bed to broadcast an acceptance speech. Legend has it that what the announcement was made, the crew coldly left Garland, packed up and left. Groucho Marx would call the snub "the greatest robbery since the Brinks." Garland never fully recovered from that loss.