As a film, Annie Hall has historically been lauded as one of the most beloved romantic comedies of the 20th century, winning four Oscars at the 50th Academy Awards and nominated for five in total. In the Best Actor category, Gable won even though under the old studio system, he had been loaned to Columbia by MGM as a punishment for his wage demands. In the Best Actress category, there had been such outrage that Bette Davis hadn’t received a nomination for her sensational performance in Of Human Bondage, that the Academy had allowed her name to be written on the ballot. Everyone assumed her victory was a done deal, so though she was present at the ceremony, none of her competitors were.
When Green Book, which won Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards, arrived in cinemas a few years back, it quickly became a divisive topic of conversation. … Read More