Yes, I suppose it wouldn't have been a travesty if Star Wars won, from an objective standpoint. It certainly is impressive in terms of production design and visual effects, which were obviously very original and influential in film history in a good way.
I guess the characters were endearing too, at least much more than those in the prequels, but I still think "Annie Hall"
is vastly superior to it in every way and although "Star Wars"
would have been far from one of the worst movies to win best picture, I definitely would have felt that "Annie Hall"
was robbed if it had taken the Golden Boy.