* ComedyGhetto: A rare Best Picture aversion.
** Doubly averted in that although Creator/WoodyAllen lost Best Actor despite being in his best known role, it was to ''another'' romantic comedy film, Richard Dreyfuss in ''The Goodbye Girl'', ''and'' it beat out the top contender in the category, Creator/RichardBurton in ''Film/{{Equus}}''.
* CriticalDissonance[=/=]AwardSnub[=/=][[ItsPopularNowItSucks True Art Is Not Popular]]: ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' lost out to ''Annie Hall'' for the Best Picture Oscar in 1977. While many moviegoers might think otherwise, many film historians and critics agree that ''Annie Hall'' deserved the win. This is also true for the legacies of these two titles. ''Annie Hall'' isn't as well known but it is well acclaimed by many hardcore moviegoers and critics. ''Star Wars'', meanwhile, became a franchise and pop-culture juggernaut, but got cries of ItsPopularNowItSucks, especially when the prequels came out.
* FreudWasRight: Discussed:
-->'''Miss Reed:''' (''after 6-year-old Alvy kisses a girl on the cheek'') You should be ashamed of yourself!
-->'''Adult Alvy:''' Why? I was just expressing a healthy sexual curiosity.
-->'''Miss Reed:''' Six-year-old boys don't have girls on their mind.
-->'''Adult Alvy:''' I did!
-->'''Girl Classmate:''' (''whom young Alvy kissed'') For God's sake, Alvy, even Freud speaks of a latency period!
-->'''Adult Alvy:''' Well, I never had a latency period! I can't help it.
* GeniusBonus: Alvy's stand up routines in universe. This is Lampshaded by Annie, who--through reading books that Alvy buys for her--begins to understand more of the references he makes.
** Alvy's joke about ''Dissent'' and ''Commentary'' merging to form ''Dysentery''. ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissent_(magazine) Dissent]]'' is a famous [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies Left-Liberal]] Jewish political magazine, and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commentary_(magazine) Commentary]]'' is a famous [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies Conservative]] Jewish political magazine.
* HilariousInHindsight: The party guest using the house phone to tell his guru he forgot his mantra is already supposed to be funny, outlining the pseudo-intellectual, culturally-appropriating nature of LA, but the fact that it's a then-unknown JeffGoldblum and he's only in the entire movie for less than 5 seconds makes modern-day viewing that much more hilarious.
* InternetBackdraft: Debates on if ''Star Wars'' was snubbed and if ''Annie Hall'' deserved it can spark a big one. We'll keep it at that.
* OneSceneWonder:
** Creator/ChristopherWalken (who else) as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPcSd7DDLk Annie's brother, Dwayne.]]
** Marshall [=McLuhan=] as himself.
** JeffGoldblum forgets his mantra.