Writing (Original Screenplay)

the 40s

  • 1940 – Preston Sturges for The Great McGinty
  • 1941 – Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles for Citizen Kane
  • 1942 – Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner Jr. for Woman of the Year
  • 1943 – Norman Krasna for Princess O’Rourke
  • 1944 – Lamar Trotti for Wilson
  • 1945 – Richard Schweizer for Marie-Louise
  • 1946 – Muriel and Sydney Box for The Seventh Veil
  • 1947 – Sidney Sheldon for The Bachleor and the Bobby-Soxer
  • 1948 – no award
  • 1949 – Robert Pirosh for Battleground

the 50s

  • 1950 – Charles Brackett, D.M. Marshman, Jr. and Billy Wilder for Sunset Boulevard
  • 1951 – Alan Jay Lerner for An American in Paris
  • 1952 – T.E.B. Clarke for The Lavender Hill Mob
  • 1953 – Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch for Titanic
  • 1954 – Budd Schulberg for On the Waterfront
  • 1955 – Sonya Levien and William Ludwig for Interrupted Melody
  • 1956 – Albert Lamorisse for The Red Balloon
  • 1957 – George Wells for Designing Woman
  • 1958 – Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith for The Defiant Ones
  • 1959 – Clarence Green, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro for Pillow Talk

the 60s

  • 1960 – I.A.L. Diamond and Billy Wilder for The Apartment
  • 1961 – William Inge for Splendor in the Grass
  • 1962 – Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi and Alfredo Giannetti for Divorzio all’italiana
  • 1963 – James Webb for How the West Was Won
  • 1964 – Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff for Father Goose
  • 1965 – Frederic Raphael for Darling
  • 1966 – Claude Lelouch and Pierre Uytterhoeven for Un homme et une femme
  • 1967 – William Rose for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  • 1968 – Mel Brooks for The Producers
  • 1969 – William Goldman for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

the 70s

  • 1970 – Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North for Patton
  • 1971 – Paddy Chayefsky for The Hospital
  • 1972 – Jeremy Larner for The Candidate
  • 1973 – David S. Ward for The Sting
  • 1974 – Robert Towne for Chinatown
  • 1975 – Frank Pierson for Dog Day Afternoon
  • 1976 – Paddy Chayefsky for Network
  • 1977 – Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman for Annie Hall
  • 1978 – Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt and Nancy Dowd for Coming Home
  • 1979 – Steve Tesich for Breaking Away

the 80s

  • 1980 – Bo Goldman for Melvin and Howard
  • 1981 – Colin Welland for Chariots of Fire
  • 1982 – John Briley for Gandhi
  • 1983 – Horton Foote for Tender Mercies
  • 1984 – Robert Benton for Places in the Heart
  • 1985 – William Kelley and Earl and Pamela Wallace for Witness
  • 1986 – Woody Allen for Hannah and Her Sisters
  • 1987 – John Patrick Shanley for Moonstruck
  • 1988 – Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow for Rain Man
  • 1989 – Tom Schulman for Dead Poets Society

the 90s

  • 1990 – Bruce Joel Rubin for Ghost
  • 1991 – Callie Khouri for Thelma & Louise
  • 1992 – Neil Jordan for The Crying Game
  • 1993 – Jane Campion for The Piano
  • 1994 – Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary for Pulp Fiction
  • 1995 – Christopher McQuarrie for The Usual Suspects
  • 1996 – Joel and Ethan Coen for Fargo
  • 1997 – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting
  • 1998 – Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard for Shakespaear in Love
  • 1999 – Alan Ball for American Beauty

the 2000s

  • 2000 – Cameron Crowe for Almost Famous
  • 2001 – Julian Fellowes for Gosford Park
  • 2002 – Pedro Almodóvar for Hable con ella
  • 2003 – Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation
  • 2004 – Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 2005 – Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco for Crash
  • 2006 – Michael Arndt for Little Miss Sunshine
  • 2007 – Diablo Cody for Juno
  • 2008 – Dustin Lance Black for Milk
  • 2009 – Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker

the 2010s

  • 2010 – Davide Seidler for The King’s Speech
  • 2011 – Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
  • 2012 – Quentin Tarantin for Django Unchained
  • 2013 – Spike Jonze for Her
  • 2014 – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bó for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • 2015 – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for Spotlight
  • 2016 – TBA

 

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