Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Woody Allen)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Woody Allen)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Susan E. Morse)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Robert Greenhut)
Academy Award for Best Production DesignAward details: (details at IMDb)
Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The film was written and directed by Woody Allen, who stars along with Mia Farrow as Hannah, Michael Caine as her husband, and Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest as her sisters. The film's ensemble cast also includes Carrie Fisher, Farrow's mother Maureen O'Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Max von Sydow, and Julie Kavner. Daniel Stern, Richard Jenkins, Fred Melamed, Lewis Black, Joanna Gleason, John Turturro, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all have minor roles, as do Tony Roberts and Sam Waterston, who have uncredited cameo appearances. Several of Farrow's children, including a pre-adolescent Soon-Yi Previn, have credited and uncredited roles, mostly as Thanksgiving extras. The film was for a long time Allen's biggest box office hit, without adjusting for inflation, with a North American gross of US$41 million. Adjusted for inflation it falls behind Annie Hall and Manhattan, and possibly also one or two of his early comedies. Midnight in Paris recently surpassed Hannah and her Sisters' box office.