Romancing Oscar

When it comes to the romantic comedy genre, Oscar hasn’t been overly generous with noms and statuettes. But can you blame the little bald man? Hairless men haven’t traditionally been the first choice for leading rom-com men, so perhaps this has been Oscar’s way of getting revenge? Despite Oscar’s bitterness, a number of romantic comedies have gotten their due over the years. Here’s some of them:

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL  (1994)
(Nom) Best picture
(Nom) Original screenplay–Richard Curtis

MOONSTRUCK  (1987)
(Win) Original screenplay–John Patrick Shanley
(Win) Actress in a leading role–Cher                                                                                                                                                               (Nom) Best picture
(Nom) Directing–Norman Jewison
(Nom) Actress in a supporting role–Olympia Dukakis
(Nom) Actor in a supporting role–Vincent Gardenia

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING  (2002)
(Nom) Original screenplay–Nia Vardalos

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY  (1940)
(Win) Original screenplay–Donald Ogden Stewart
(Win) Actor in a lead role–James Stewart                                                                                                                                                    (Nom) Actress in a lead role–Katharine Hepburn
(Nom) Actress in a supporting role–Ruth Hussey
(Nom) Directing–George Cukor

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)
(Nom) Original screenplay–Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch

SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE (2003)
(Nom) Actress in a leading role–Diane Keaton

SPLASH (1984)
(Nom) Original screenplay–Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (1989)
(Nom) Original screenplay (Nora Ephron)

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