Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Best Movie of the Year 1977

Well… No discussion about it, how could George Lucas‘ original Star Wars movie not be the movie of the year?

Luke Skylwalker (Mark Hamill) is a simple farmboy who leaves his home planet fight against the Empire and to save the rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) who has been captured by the evil Darth Vader. Among his allies, the rebels, are Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), and the two droids (robots) C-3PO and R2-D2.

Star Wars: Episode IV from 1977 was the first Star Wars movie to be recorded, in the second of three intended trilogies. It has been said that the reason for the second trilogy (1977-1983) to be recorded before the first trilogy (1999-2005) was that George Lucas realized he needed to wait for technology development before he could record the first trilogy, because the special effects needed for the first trilogy was not available at the time.

Star Wars IV won 6 Oscars for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Music (Original Score), Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for another 4 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen). Star Wars IV also got the Academy Awards’ Special Achievement Award for sound effects.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope trailer