My Favorite Year
- Original title
My Favorite Year
- Running time
- 92 min.
- United States
Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo
Brooksfilms / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Comedy | 1950s. Television
- Synopsis / Plot
- Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Its a new medium and the rules were not fully established. Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star. When King Kaiser, the headliner wants to throw Swann off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero, and is made Swann's babysitter. On top of this, a union boss doesn't care for Kaiser's parody of him and has plans to stop the show.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Leading Actor (Peter O'Toole)
: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Film - Comedy/Musical
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Peter O'Toole)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Comedy Screenplay
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