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Best Screenplays and Writers Sections

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Year
Adapted Screenplay
Original Screenplay
2013
12 Years a Slave
John Ridley
Her
Spike Jonze
2012
Argo
Chris Terrio
Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino
2011
The Descendants
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash
Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen
2010
The Social Network
Aaron Sorkin
The King's Speech
David Seidler
2009
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Geoffrey Fletcher
The Hurt Locker
Mark Boal
2008
Slumdog Millionaire
Simon Beaufoy
Milk
Dustin Lance Black
2007
No Country For Old Men
Joel and Ethan Coen
Juno
Diablo Cody
2006
The Departed
William Monahan
Little Miss Sunshine
Michael Arndt
2005
Brokeback Mountain
Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Crash
Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco
2004
Sideways
Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth
2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Lost in Translation
Sofia Coppola
2002
The Pianist
Ronald Harwood
Talk To Her (Hable con ella)
Pedro Almodóvar

Year
Screenplay Based on Material
Previously Produced or Published - Adapted
Screenplay
Written Directly for the Screen - Original
2001
A Beautiful Mind
Akiva Goldsman
Gosford Park
Julian Fellows
2000
Traffic
Stephen Gaghan
Almost Famous
Cameron Crowe
1999
The Cider House Rules
John Irving
American Beauty
Alan Ball
1998
Gods And Monsters
Bill Condon
Shakespeare In Love
Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
1997
L.A. Confidential
Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson
Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
1996
Sling Blade
Billy Bob Thornton
Fargo
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
1995
Sense And Sensibility
Emma Thompson
The Usual Suspects
Christopher McQuarrie
1994
Forrest Gump
Eric Roth
Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avery
1993
Schindler's List
Steven Zaillian
The Piano
Jane Campion
1992
Howards End
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The Crying Game
Neil Jordan
1991
Thelma & Louise
Callie Khouri

Year
Screenplay
Based on Material from Another Medium - Adapted
Screenplay
Written Directly for the Screen - Original
1990
Dances With Wolves
Michael Blake
Ghost
Bruce Joel Rubin
1989
Driving Miss Daisy
Alfred Uhry
Dead Poets Society
Tom Schulman
1988
Dangerous Liaisons
Christopher Hampton
Rain Man
Ronald Bass & Barry Morrow
1987
The Last Emperor
Mark Peploe & Bernardo Bertolucci
Moonstruck
John Patrick Shanley
1986
A Room With A View
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Hannah And Her Sisters
Woody Allen
1985
Out Of Africa
Kurt Luedtke
Witness
Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley & Pamela Wallace
1984
Amadeus
Peter Shaffer
Places In The Heart
Robert Benton
1983
Terms Of Endearment
James L. Brooks
Tender Mercies
Horton Foote
1982
Missing
Costa-Gavras & Donald Stewart
Gandhi
John Briley
1981
On Golden Pond
Ernest Thompson
Chariots Of Fire
Colin Welland
1980
Ordinary People
Alvin Sargent
Melvin And Howard
Bo Goldman
1979
Kramer Vs. Kramer
Robert Benton
Breaking Away
Steve Tesich
1978
Midnight Express
Oliver Stone
Coming Home
Nancy Dowd, Waldo Salt & Robert C. Jones
1977
Julia
Alvin Sargent
Annie Hall
Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman
1976
All The President's Men
William Goldman
Network
Paddy Chayefsky

Year
Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
Original Screenplay
1975
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben & Bo Goldman
Dog Day Afternoon
Frank Pierson
1974
The Godfather Part II
Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo
Chinatown
Robert Towne

Year
Screenplay--
Based on Material From Another Medium - Adapted
Story and Screenplay--Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced - Original
1973
The Exorcist
William Peter Blatty
The Sting
David S. Ward
1972
The Godfather
Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola
The Candidate
Jeremy Larner
1971
The French Connection
Ernest Tidyman
Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
1970
M*A*S*H
Ring Lardner, Jr.
Patton
Francis Ford Coppola & Edmund H. North
1969
Midnight Cowboy
Waldo Salt

Year
Screenplay--
Based on Material from Another Medium - Adapted
Story and Screenplay--
Written Directly For the Screen - Original
1968
The Lion In Winter
James Goldman
The Producers
Mel Brooks
1967
In The Heat Of The Night
Stirling Silliphant
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
William Rose
1966
A Man For All Seasons
Robert Bolt
A Man And A Woman
Claude Lelouch & Pierre Uytterhoeven
1965
Doctor Zhivago
Robert Bolt
Darling
Frederic Raphael
1964
Becket
Edward Anhalt
Father Goose
S. H. Barnett, Peter Stone & Frank Tarloff
1963
Tom Jones
John Osborne
How The West Was Won
James R. Webb
1962
Divorce - Italian Style
Ennio de Concini, Alfredo Giannetti & Pietro Germi
1961
Judgment At Nuremberg
Abby Mann
1960
Elmer Gantry
Richard Brooks
The Apartment
Billy Wilder & I. A. L. Diamond
1959
Room At The Top
Neil Paterson
Pillow Talk
Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene
Stanley Shapiro & Maurice Richlin
1958
Gigi
Alan Jay Lerner
The Defiant Ones
Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith
1957
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Pierre Boulle [front], Michael Wilson & Carl Foreman (both blacklisted at the time, with no screen credit; awarded Oscars posthumously in 1984)
Designing Woman
George Wells


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