MIDNIGHT IN PARIS won best original screenplay and Woody Allen has the most nominations in this category with 15, and the most wins with 3.
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS is a 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers on a small group of Americans visiting the French capital for business and pleasure.
The protagonist, a screenwriter, is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his fiancée and their divergent goals due to his magical experiences in the city beginning each night at midnight. The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.
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Produced by Spanish group Mediapro and Allen’s Gravier Productions, the film stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, Adrien Brody and Michael Sheen. It premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was released in North America in May 2011 good movie photographer
The film opened to widespread critical acclaim and has commonly been cited as one of Allen’s best films in recent years.
In 2012, the film won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay; and was nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Direction, and Best Art Direction.
Allen employed a reverse approach in writing the screenplay for this film, by building the film’s plot around a conceived movie title, ‘MIDNIGHT IN PARIS.  Allen originally wrote the character Gil as an east coast intellectual, but he rethought it when he and casting director Juliet Taylor began considering Owen Wilson for the role.
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“I thought Owen would be charming and funny but my fear was that he was not so eastern at all in his persona,” says Allen. Allen realized that making Gil a Californian would actually make the character richer, so he rewrote the part and submitted it to Wilson, who readily agreed to do it. Allen describes him as “a natural actor”.
Principal photography began in Paris in July 2010. Allen states that the fundamental aesthetic for the camera work gave the film a warm ambiance. He describes that he likes it (the cinematography), “intensely red, intensely warm, because if you go to a restaurant and you’re there with your wife or your girlfriend, and it’s got red-flecked wallpaper and turn-of-the-century lights, you both look beautiful. Whereas if you’re in a seafood restaurant and the lights are up, everybody looks terrible. So it looks nice. It’s very flattering and very lovely.”
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Filming locations include Giverny, John XXIII Square (near Notre Dame), Montmartre, the Palace of Versailles, the Opéra, the Sacré-Cœur, the Île de la Cité itself, and streets near the Panthéon.
Midnight In Paris Cast
The cast includes (in credits order):
Owen Wilson as Gil Pender
Rachel McAdams as Inez
Kurt Fuller as John, Inez’s father
Mimi Kennedy as Helen, Inez’s mother
Michael Sheen as Paul Bates
Nina Arianda as Carol Bates
Carla Bruni as Museum Guide
Yves Heck as Cole Porter
Alison Pill as Zelda Fitzgerald
Tom Hiddleston as F. Scott Fitzgerald
Corey Stoll as Ernest Hemingway
Sonia Rolland as Josephine Baker
Daniel Lundh as Juan Belmonte
Thérèse Bourou-Rubinsztein as Alice B. Toklas
Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo as Pablo Picasso
Marion Cotillard as Adriana
Léa Seydoux as Gabrielle
Emmanuelle Uzan as Djuna Barnes
Adrien Brody as Salvador Dalí
Tom Cordier as Man Ray
Adrien de Van as Luis Buñuel
Serge Bagdassarian as Detective Duluc
Gad Elmaleh as Detective Tisserant
David Lowe as T. S. Eliot
Yves-Antoine Spoto as Henri Matisse
Laurent Claret as Leo Stein
Vincent Menjou Cortes as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Olivier Rabourdin as Paul Gauguin
François Rostain as Edgar Degas
Karine Vanasse as Belle Époque woman
Michel Vuillermoz as King in Versailles