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Woody Allen.

PJ Baio won the contest. assuming he didn't cheat (which, because he's mixed up with Alex and Marissa of RickyShore fame, I'm not sure is true).

PJ has requested one of the 'Witches of Eastwick' as his prize. He is deciding which one as we speak. One of you get your broomsticks ready!

Uh-- he chose-- Kate?? I hear 2 oythers crying- you'll get your turn, ladies!

 

 

PJBaio
PJBaio

Oh, those Witches, Kate.

(posted 21 minutes ago)

The biggest kick I got out of this was how the lovely Kim McBride- she of a photo on her profile in a Woody Tee with his "Side Effects' book in her hand fame- got it WRONG. Too much Iggy Pop, Kim.

Here is Kim and Paul's responses--

 
litho
litho

Fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got Wood under my skin….and I knew, but I couldn’t imagine that the academy would do that….they hate him! Man. I hate losing, especially when I won and cancelled the winning out.

(posted about 1 hour ago)

 
PJBaio
PJBaio

I’m surprised that Kim, dismissed the correct answer. Do I win one of the Witches of Eastwick for getting it right? Can I opt for Jack Nicholson? The answer is…. Woody Allen.

 

Woody's credentials are breath taking. I was pissed I didn't know the answer because I just bought 'Sleeper' and watched it 2 hrs before I went to the Vet home!

He is a recap of some of Woody's history. It is incrdibly impressive and if he didn't chase 9 year old girls, I'd like him more than I do.

Go out tonight and rent 'Sleeper' if you don't own it. It's still very funny 35 years later.

Academy Awards

Woody Allen has won three Academy Awards and been nominated a total of 21 times: fourteen as a screenwriter, six as a director, and one as an actor. He has more screenwriting Academy Award nominations than any other writer; all are in the "Best Original Screenplay" category. He is tied for fifth all-time with six Best Director nominations. His actors have regularly received both nominations and Academy Awards for their work in Allen films, particularly in the Best Supporting categories.

Annie Hall won four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actress). The film received a fifth nomination, for Allen as Best Actor. Hannah and Her Sisters won three, for Best Screenplay and both Best Supporting Actor categories; it was nominated in four other categories, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Despite friendly recognition from the Academy, Allen has consistently refused to attend the ceremony or acknowledge his Oscar wins. He broke this rule twice. At the 2002 Oscars Allen made an unannounced appearance, making a plea for producers to continue filming their movies in New York City after the 9-11 attacks.[23] He was given a standing ovation before introducing a montage of movie clips featuring New York. The second time was at the 2007 Oscars.

[edit] Best Original Screenplay

[edit] Best Actor

[edit] Best Director

  • Four actors have won five Academy Awards for their work in Allen films: Diane Keaton (Best Actress, Annie Hall), Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor, Hannah and Her Sisters), Dianne Wiest (Best Supporting Actress, Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway), and Mira Sorvino (Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite).
  • Ten actors have received Academy Award nominations for their work in Allen films: Allen himself (Best Actor, Annie Hall), Geraldine Page (Best Actress, Interiors), Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, Crimes and Misdemeanors), Chazz Palminteri (Best Supporting Actor, Bullets Over Broadway), Maureen Stapleton (Best Supporting Actress, Interiors), Mariel Hemingway (Best Supporting Actress, Manhattan), Judy Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Husbands and Wives), Jennifer Tilly (Best Supporting Actress, Bullets Over Broadway), Sean Penn (Best Actor, Sweet and Lowdown), and Samantha Morton (Best Supporting Actress, Sweet and Lowdown).

[edit] BAFTA

Allen has won a number of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards and nominations for best picture, best director, best actor and best screenplay. In 1997, he received the honorary BAFTA Fellowship for his work.

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