Best Original Screenplay
The other nominees were All that Jazz
, ...And Justice for All
, The China Syndrome
, and Manhattan
. The first two were good but not consistent enough. TCS
was overrated. So it's the winner vs. Manhattan
, and I'm comfortable with the Academy's vote.
The other nominees were Diner
, An Officer and a Gentleman
, and Tootsie
is a children's movie. Tootsie
is well-acted, but a bit overrated. An Officer
is good, but kind of actor-driven. So it's the winner vs. Diner
, which is a good, script-driven film, despite featuring talented actors. I agree with the Academy on this one.
The other nominees were The Big Chill
, Fanny and Alexander
, and Silkwood
. I haven't seen the second one. The first one is known more for its soundtrack than anything else. WarGames
was good once, but I have no interest in seeing it again. So it's the winner vs. Silkwood
. I think the Academy got it right, though not clear-cut.
The other nominees were "Crocodile" Dundee
, My Beautiful Laundrette
, and Salvador.
I haven't seen the second one. Salvador
is way too biased. The first one is one heck of a comedy. Platoon
is one of the best war films of all-time. I would pick the latter, and Dundee
would be my second choice. Hannah
is a good film, but a tier below Woody's best.
The other nominees were Crimes and Misdemeanors
, Do the Right Thing
, Sex, Lies, and Videotape
, and When Harry Met Sally
. The third is edgy, or was then at least. Entertaining, but not exactly best of the year material. The fourth is known for one scene. The first IS one of Woody's best. The second is better than plenty of films that won the award. I would vote for either of these two over the winner, which had its moments, but was too much of a cheese fest to deserve this award.
The other nominees were As Good as It Gets
, Boogie Nights
, Deconstructing Harry
, and The Full Monty
. I haven't seen the last one and have no interest in it. DH
is another good film from Woody Allen, but not one of his best. So it's the winner vs. the first two of the others. I would vote for Boogie Nights
, with the winner edging out AGAIG