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A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves, and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan. Hannah (Mia Farrow) regularly meets with her sisters Holly (Dianne Wiest) and Lee (Barbara Hershey) to discuss the week's events. It's what they don't always tell each other that forms the film's various subplots. Hannah is married to accountant and financial planner Elliot (Michael Caine), who carries a torch for Lee, who in turn lives with pompous Soho artist Frederick (Max Von Sydow). Meanwhile, Holly, a neurotic actress and eternal loser in love, dates TV producer Mickey (Allen), who used to be married to Hannah and spends most of the film convinced that he's about to die. Appearing in supporting parts are Lloyd Nolan and Maureen O'Sullivan (Farrow's real mom), as the eternally bickering husband-and-wife acting team who are the parents of Hannah and her sisters. The film begins and ends during the family's traditional Thanksgiving dinner, filmed in Farrow's actual New York apartment. Unbilled cameos are contributed by Sam Waterston as one of Wiest's brief amours and Tony Roberts as one of Allen's friends. Hannah and Her Sisters collected Oscars for Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest, and Woody Allen's screenplay. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 7, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Caine Best Supporting Actor 1986 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Caine Best Actor 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Caine Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stuart Wurtzel Best Art Direction 1986 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Barbara Hershey Best Supporting Actress 1986 Nominee
National Board of Review Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1986 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1986 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1986 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dianne Wiest Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1986 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mia Farrow Best Actress 1986 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Woody Allen Best Screenplay 1985 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1986 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Director 1986 Winner
National Board of Review Woody Allen Best Director 1986 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1986 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Woody Allen Best Director 1986 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Actor 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Woody Allen Best Director 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Woody Allen Best Screenplay 1986 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Woody Allen Best Director 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Director 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Greenhut Best Picture 1986 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Susan E. Morse Editing Award 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Susan E. Morse Best Editing 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carol Joffe Best Art Direction 1986 Nominee

Cast

Woody Allen
as Mickey
Mia Farrow
as Hannah
Barbara Hershey
as Lee
Dianne Wiest
as Holly
Carrie Fisher
as April
Michael Caine
as Elliott
Maureen O'Sullivan
as Norma
Lloyd Nolan
as Hannah's father
Max von Sydow
as Frederick
Daniel Stern
as Dusty
Beverly Peer
as Bass Player
Leo Postrel
as Mickey's Father
Rusty Magee
as Ron
Mary Pappas
as Theater Executive
Daisy Previn
as Hannah's Child
Daniel Haber
as Krishna
Stephen Defluiter
as Dr. Brooks
J.T. Walsh
as Ed Smythe
Lewis Black
as Paul
Christian Clemenson
as Larry
Bobby Short
as Himself
Sam Waterston
as David
Richard Jenkins
as Dr. Wilkes
Joanna Gleason
as Carol
Julie Kavner
as Gail
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Mary
Fred Melamed
as Fr. Grey
John Turturro
as Writer
William Sturgis
as Elliot's Analyst
Maria Chiara
as Manon Lescaut
Tracy Kennedy
as Brunch Guest
Helen Miller
as Mickey's Mother
Ken Costigan
as Father Flynn
Bernie Leighton
as Audition Pianist
Ivan Kronenfeld
as Lee's Husband
Benno Schmidt
as Dr. Smith
Fletcher Farrow Previn
Susan Gordon-Clark
as Hostess
John Doumanian
as Thanksgiving Guest
Artie Decheser
as Hannah's Twin
Ira Wheeler
as Dr. Abel
Paul Bates
as Theater Manager
Moses Farrow
as Hannah's Child

Crew

Woody Allen
Director
Robert Greenhut
Producer
Woody Allen
Screenwriter
Carlo Di Palma
Cinematographer
Susan E. Morse
Editor
Stuart Wurtzel
Production Designer
Ezra Swerdlow
Associate Producer
Charles H. Joffe
Executive Producer
Carol Joffe
Set Designer
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Ezra Swerdlow
Production Manager
Fern Buchner
Makeup
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