excellent early word on Cate Blanchett's performance in his upcoming and enticing looking Blue Jasmine, here's a look back at Allen's past Oscar triumphs.
As a preamble, out of all the acting nominations that have been bestowed for Woody Allen films, many of them are richly deserved nominees. Nevertheless, the Academy has shown a certain reluctance to nominate perhaps arguably the greatest actor he has ever guided, his greatest muse, partner and well, things kind of didn't end well, but Musings and Stuff commends Mia Farrow, despite the fact that the AMPAS never did.
A trip down memory lane:
Annie Hall (1977)- The first Allen directed performance to be nominated was not just a winner, but one of the most iconic characterizations in American cinemas. Do I need to even type the name. La-de-da, la-de-da. la, la. Allen himself earned his lone acting nomination. 1 win / 2 nominations
Interiors (1978)- The year after his sensation, Allen directed two more performances to nomination-- Geraldine Page for leading actress and Maureen Stapleton for supporting actress. Neither won; Woody record: 1 win / 4 nominations
Manhattan (1979)- Mariel Hemingway earned a supporting actress nomination playing Allen's teenage girlfriend- she lost to Meryl Streep for Kramer vs. Kramer, who played Allen's lesbian's ex-wife in Manhattan. 1 win / 5 nominations.
Hannah & Her Sisters (1986)- After a seven year dry spell, Allen come back strong with Hannah, earning two more nominations (and awards) for supporting actress Dianne Wiest and supporting actor Michael Caine. Caine, famously was not present for the ceremony because he was filming the Oscar-winning Jaws: The Revenge. 3 wins / 7 nominations
Crimes & Misdemeanors (1989)- Martin Landau earned a supporting actor nomination, the second of only four acting nominations for males. 3 wins / 8 nominations
Husbands & Wives (1992)- Judy Davis was nominated, and should've have won, for supporting actress. 3 wins / 9 nominations
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)- Dianne Wiest won supporting actress for her indelible turn as a Broadway diva, she was up against co-star Jennifer Tilly, while Chazz Palminteri was up for supporting actor. 4 wins / 12 nominations
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)- The very next year Mira Sorvino won supporting actress for her high-pitched prostitute comedic turn. 5 wins / 13 nominations
Sweet & Lowdown (1999)- Sean Penn and Samantha Morton earned nominations for best actor and supporting actress. 5 wins / 15 nominations
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)- After a long dry spell, Penelope Cruz won supporting actress for her fiery Spanish turn. 6 wins / 16 nominations
Good luck Blanchett!