Each of the five Best Picture nominees feature plots primarily driven by the actions or focus a principal female character: Annie Hall
(1977) (Annie is the object of Alvy's affection), The Goodbye Girl
(1977) (Paula's resolution of her domestic issues and romance with Elliot), Julia
(1977) (Lilian's relationship with her closest friend, Julia) Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) (Princess Leia sending the droids to alert Obi-Wan Kenobi and her subsequent rescue), The Turning Point
(1977) (Deedee and Emma are reconnected through Emilia; the catalyst for the two women's eventual conflict). See more
Before I get on to the writing awards, there's a little matter I'd like to tidy up, at least if I expect to live with myself tomorrow morning. I would like to say -- personal opinion, of course -- that I'm sick and tired of people exploiting the occasion of the Academy Awards...
...for the propagation of their own personal political propaganda.
I would like to suggest to Miss Redgrave that her winning an Academy Award is not a pivotal moment in history, does not require a ...