“Midnight in Paris” wins academy award “Woody Wednesday”

Bananas (1971) 
Bananas (1971)

en cast ex-wife, Louise Lasser (the duo were married from 1966 to 1969), as his romantic lead in this quirky comedy. When asked why he chose to title the movie Bananas, Allen quipped, “Because there are no bananas in it.” 

“Midnight in Paris” is one of Woody Allen best works.

Woody Allen wins best original screenplay Oscar for Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen, writer/director of Midnight in Paris, has taken the best original screenplay Oscar for his script about a novelist adrift in a romantic re-imagining of 1920s Paris

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guardian.co.uk, Sunday 26 February 2012 22.31 EST

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Woody Allen, who has won the 2012 original screenplay Oscar for his Midnight in Paris script. Photograph: Guido Montani/EPA

Woody Allen has won the Oscar for best original screenplay at the Academy Award ceremony currently taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. His film Midnight in Paris is the most commercially successful of his entire career, but he still faced a struggle to defeat the favourite, The Artist writer Michel Hazanavicius.

  1. Midnight in Paris
  2. Production year: 2011
  3. Country: Rest of the world
  4. Cert (UK): 12A
  5. Runtime: 100 mins
  6. Directors: Woody Allen
  7. Cast: Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Tom Hiddleston
  8. More on this film

Allen also came out on top ahead of a strong field including Bridesmaids’ Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, JC Chandor (Margin Call) and Asghar Farhadi, writer of Iranian divorce drama A Separation. This is the 15th time Allen has nominated for best original screenplay, winning just twice, for Hannah and Her Sisters in 1987 and Annie Hall in 1977.

Midnight in Paris sees Owen Wilson play an American novelist on holiday in the French capital who finds himself magically transported to his favourite era: the jazz age Paris of expats such as F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

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