Annie Hall was the last true comedy to win the Best Picture Oscar. There have been some Best Picture winners that had comedic moments such as “Forrest Gump” and “Shakespeare in Love” but they were not traditional comedies. For some reason, the Academy has always had something against Comedies. It’s a shame too because some of the best films in history have been comedies.
As a side note, for what it’s worth, The Goodbye Girl did defeat Annie Hall for Best Comedy at the Golden Globes that year. Marsha Mason also co-won Best actress with Diane Keaton.
Here are some scenes from the classic comedy. The song at the end credits by David Gates is also a wonderful experience.
Here’s the theme song “Goodbye Girl”
Richard Dreyfus winning the Oscar for best actor
The opening sequence