Writer's Guild Names 'Annie Hall' Funniest Screenplay
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton star in 1977's Academy Award-winning "Annie Hall" (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).
LOS ANGELES - The members of the Writers Guild of America have named Woody Allen's 1977 comedy "Annie Hall," the Funniest Screenplay.
The announcement was made during the presentation of awards for the 101 funniest screenplays held at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood following two hours of panel discussions and clips, which were hosted by Rob Reiner.
"Annie Hall" beat out iconic scripts from such films as “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” all of which were in the top five. The other top 10 screenplays were “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House."
The “Annie Hall” screenplay, written by Allen and Marshall Brickman, received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1977. Allen had six other scripts on the select list. They were “Sleeper,” “Bananas,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Broadway Danny Rose,” Love and Death” and “Manhattan.”