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The film was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Original Story, Best Cinematography, Best Interior Decoration and Best Score. Variety notes that some scenes were filmed in the forecourt of Sid Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Deanna Durbin received a special Oscar for both Mad About Music and That Certain Age for "her significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of her youth, and as a juvenile player, setting a high standard of ability and achievement." The film was remade by Universal in 1956 as The Toy Tiger with Tim Hovey in the Durbin role.