Dear Diary (1996 film)

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Dear Diary
Directed byDavid Frankel
Written byDavid Frankel
Produced byDavid Frankel
Barry Jossen
StarringBruce Altman
Cheryl Freeman
CinematographyMaryse Alberti
Edited byMichael Berenbaum
Distributed byAmerican Broadcasting Company
Release date
  • 1996 (1996)
Running time
22 minutes
CountryUnited States

Dear Diary was a TV pilot, starring Bebe Neuwirth, written and directed by David Frankel and produced by Frankel and Barry Jossen. After being rejected by ABC, it was slightly edited and put into a single Los Angeles theater for a weekend in November 1996, and went on to win an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film[1] at the 69th Academy Awards.[2] It was the only made-for-TV pilot ever to win an Oscar.



  1. ^ WELKOS, ROBERT W. (22 March 1997). "'Dear Diary': How It Got an Oscar Nod". Retrieved 19 September 2016 – via LA Times.
  2. ^ "New York Times: Dear Diary". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  3. ^ The New York Times Movies

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