Oscar Movies: Grease

Paramount (Robert Stigwood/Allan Carr Production)

One of the most successful transfers of a Broadway musical to the big screen, Grease, set in the 1950s, features winning performances from the two leads, John Tarvolta and Olivia Newton-John, and great supporting cast, headed by Stockard Channing as Rizzo, and old-timers and TV icons Frankie Avalon, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, and others.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Song: Hopelessly in Love With You, music and lyrics by John Farrar.

Oscar Context:

The Oscar winner was Paul Jabaras Last Dance, from Thank God Its Friday.