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1,316 Ratings

Imitation of Life

Directed by Douglas Sirk
United States, 1959
Drama, Romance


A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.

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Imitation of Life Directed by Douglas Sirk

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1960 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Directors Guild of America

1960 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Golden Globes (USA)

1960 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

1960 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

National Film Preservation Board

2015 | Winner: National Film Registry

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