Award won: Best Actress (Glenda Jackson)
A Touch of Class was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but the only victory came via star Glenda Jackson's Best Actress statue. Even the most apologetic of rom-com fans will scratch their heads at those statistics once they sit down with a copy of director Melvin Frank's by-the-numbers, comedic love story today.
Jackson plays a divorced fashion designer who sleeps with a married insurance man (George Segal) who makes their affair official when he plans a trip to Spain. Cheap laughs and reprehensible infidelity ensue, in a wonky romantic comedy that would star someone like Jennifer Aniston if it were remade today.