Dear Diary (1996 film)

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Dear Diary
Directed byDavid Frankel
Produced byBarry Jossen
Written byDavid Frankel
StarringBruce Altman
Cheryl Freeman
CinematographyMaryse Alberti
Edited byMichael Berenbaum
Distributed byDreamWorks Television
Release date
  • December 13, 1996 (1996-12-13)
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 for the new film studio DreamWorks. 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". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
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