You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Allen lands original script nod for ‘Paris’

Marks fourth Oscar win for writer-helmer

Here’s a whimsical ending not even Woody Allen would’ve written: him winning a fourth Oscar more than 20 years on.

Allen took the best original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris'” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, adding to three previous wins.

The most recent was more than two decades ago, as the writer-director nabbed original screenplay for “Hannah and her Sisters” in 1987. He won screenplay and director for “Annie Hall” in 1978.

To no one’s surprise, Allen did not attend. Presenter Angelina Jolie accepted on his behalf.

Allen came in with a 10-nomination losing streak, the last being an original screenplay nod for his 2005 pic “Match Point.” Sunday night’s win provides further evidence of the significance of “Midnight in Paris” in Allen’s oeuvre: Besides the screenplay win (and his first best pic-nommed film since “Hannah”) “Midnight in Paris” was also Allen’s highest-grossing pic at the box office, grossing $148 million worldwide.

“Midnight in Paris” won over “The Artist” by Michel Hazanavicius, “Bridesmaids” by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, “Margin Call” by J.C. Chandor and “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi.

More Film

  • American Honey Kansas City

    Pulse Quickens Content Plans as Lars Knudsen Comes on Board (EXCLUSIVE)

    Here’s a whimsical ending not even Woody Allen would’ve written: him winning a fourth Oscar more than 20 years on. Allen took the best original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris’” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, adding to three previous wins. The most recent was more than two decades ago, as the writer-director nabbed original screenplay for […]

  • Kai Greene: Bodybuilder Stars in China-US

    Berlin: Kai Greene Stars in 'Crazy Fist' for All Rights Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

    Here’s a whimsical ending not even Woody Allen would’ve written: him winning a fourth Oscar more than 20 years on. Allen took the best original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris’” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, adding to three previous wins. The most recent was more than two decades ago, as the writer-director nabbed original screenplay for […]

  • Hong Kong Director and Animator Raman

    'Monster Hunt 2' Showcases China's Improvements - and Ambitions - in Animation

    Here’s a whimsical ending not even Woody Allen would’ve written: him winning a fourth Oscar more than 20 years on. Allen took the best original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris’” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, adding to three previous wins. The most recent was more than two decades ago, as the writer-director nabbed original screenplay for […]

  • EFM European Film Market Berlinale Placeholder

    'Leftover' Directors Set Dystopian Animated Tale 'White Plastic Bag' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Here’s a whimsical ending not even Woody Allen would’ve written: him winning a fourth Oscar more than 20 years on. Allen took the best original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris’” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, adding to three previous wins. The most recent was more than two decades ago, as the writer-director nabbed original screenplay for […]

  • Director Mani Haghighi poses for the

    Berlin: Iranian Director Mani Haghighi Talks Buzzy Black Comedy 'Pig'

    Here’s a whimsical ending not even Woody Allen would’ve written: him winning a fourth Oscar more than 20 years on. Allen took the best original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris’” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, adding to three previous wins. The most recent was more than two decades ago, as the writer-director nabbed original screenplay for […]

  • Actor Javier Bardem looking at chinstrap

    Berlin: Javier Bardem to Star in ‘Sanctuary’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Here’s a whimsical ending not even Woody Allen would’ve written: him winning a fourth Oscar more than 20 years on. Allen took the best original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris’” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, adding to three previous wins. The most recent was more than two decades ago, as the writer-director nabbed original screenplay for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content