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1954 Oscar Flashback: Judy Garland classic from ‘A Star is Born’ loses Best Original Song to Frank Sinatra standard

1954 Oscar Flashback: Judy Garland classic from ‘A Star is Born’ loses Best Original Song to Frank Sinatra standard

This article marks Part 6 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the Academy Awards winners.

The 1954 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

The High and the Mighty” from “The High and the Mighty

“The Man That Got Away” from “A Star Is Born

“Hold My Hand” from “Susan Slept Here

Three Coins in the Fountain” from “Three Coins in the Fountain

“Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” from “White Christmas

Won: “Three Coins in the Fountain” from “Three Coins in the Fountain

Should’ve won: “The Man That Got Away” from “A Star Is Born

Sure, the 1954 Oscar ceremony could have gone a lot worse. “On the Waterfront” and leading man Marlon Brando could have, for instance, fallen

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