Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 2010s

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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 2010s

Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 2010s

Silver Linings Playbook

Romantic comedies often get the stigma of being lightweights during awards season, but there are plenty of rom-coms that have cleaned up, particularly at the Academy Awards. Here is a rundown of films from the 2010s that were nominated for Academy Awards. Winners are underlined.

Into the Woods – The long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical retells classic fairy tales in a fresh way, from Cinderella to Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

Best Supporting Actress – Meryl Streep
Best Production Design – Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock
Best Costume Design – Colleen Atwood

Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook is a darker shade of romantic comedy where the central couple are two people struggling with mental illness.

Best Picture
Best Director – David O. Russell
Best Adapted Screenplay – David O. Russell
Best Editing – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Best Actor – Bradley Cooper
Best Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
Best Supporting Actor – Robert De Niro
Best Supporting Actress – Jacki Weaver

Before Midnight – The conclusion to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight trilogy takes Jesse and Celine to Greece.

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Artist – This tribute to the silent era of Hollywood cleaned up at the Oscars and introduced American audiences to the charismatic Jean Dujardin.

Best Picture
Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius
Best Actor – Jean Dujardin
Best Supporting Actress – Berenice Bejo
Best Original Screenplay – Michel Hazanavicius
Best Original Score – Ludovic Bource
Best Art Direction – Laurence Bennett and Robert Gould
Best Cinematography – Guillaume Schiffman
Best Costume Design – Mark Bridges

Midnight in Paris – Owen Wilson’s character Gil falls in and out of love in Midnight in Paris, but audiences fell in love with the city of Paris and its famous inhabitants.

Best Picture
Best Director – Woody Allen
Best Original Screenplay – Woody Allen
Best Art Direction – Anne Seibel and Helene Dubreuil

Bridesmaids – Paul Feig’s female-led comedy explored friendship, old and new, in the midst of a wedding.

Best Supporting Actress – Melissa McCarthy
Best Original Screenplay – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

Related topics Academy Awards, Before Midnight, Bridesmaids, David O. Russell, Into the Woods, Jean Dujardin, Midnight in Paris, Oscars, Paul Feig, Richard Linklater, romantic comedy, Silver Linings Playbook, Stephen Sondheim, The Artist, woody allen
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