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Writers Guild of America Award For Best Original Screenplay
Writers Guild of America Award for Original Screenplay
Awarded forOutstanding Writing for a Film Written Directly for the Screen
CountryUnited States
Presented byWriters Guild of America
First awarded1970
Currently held byBo Burnham for
Eighth Grade (2018)
Websitehttp://www.wga.org/

The Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay is one of the three film writing awards given by the Writers Guild of America.

Winners and nominees

Notes

1960s

Year Film Writer(s)
1969
(22nd)[1]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid + William Goldman
Alice's Restaurant Venable Herndon, and Arthur Penn
Downhill Racer James Salter
Easy Rider Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern
Me, Natalie A. Martin Zwelback
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice ? Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium David Shaw
Popi Tina Pine, and Lester Pine
Support Your Local Sheriff William Bowers
Take the Money and Run Woody Allen, and Mickey Rose

1970s

Year Film Writer(s)
1970
(23rd)[2]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Patton + Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North
Five Easy pieces ? Carole Eastman (As Adrien Joyce)
Love Story ? Erich segal
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
The Out-of-Towners Neil Simon
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Billy Wilder, and I.A.L. Diamond
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronk Gabriel Walsh
Start the Revolution Without Me Fred Freeman, and Lawrence J. Cohen
The Cheyenne Social Club James Lee Barrett
1971
(24th)[3]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Sunday Bloody Sunday ? Penelope Gilliatt
Klute ? Andy Lewis, and David E. Lewis
Summer of '42 ? Hernan Raucher
The Hellstrom Chronicle David Seltzer
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
The Hospital Paddy Chayefsky
Bananas Woody Allen, and Mickey Rose
Carnal Knowdledge Jules Feiffer
Made for Each Other Renée Taylor, and Joseph Bologna
Taking Off Milo? Forman, Jean-Claude Carrière, John Guare, and Jon Klein
1972
(25th)[4]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
The Candidate + Jeremy Larner
Bad Company David Newman, and Robert Benton
Images Robert Altman
The Culpepper Cattle Co. Eric Bercovici, and Gregory Prentiss
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Philip Kaufman
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
What's Up, Doc? Peter Bogdanovich, Buck Henry, David Newman, and Robert Benton
Get to Know Your Rabbit Jordan Crittenden
Hammersmith Is Out Stanford Whitmore
Minnie and Moskowitz John Cassavetes
The War Between Men and Women Melville Shavelson, and Danny Arnold
1973
(26th)[5]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Save the Tiger Steve Shagan
Mean Streets Martin Scorsese, and Mardik Martin
Payday Don Carpenter
The Sting + David S. Ward
The Way We Were Arthur Laurents
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
A Touch of Class? Melvin Frank and Jack Rose
American Graffiti ? George Lucas, Gloria Katz, and Willard Huyck
Blume in Love Paul Mazursky
Sleeper Woody Allen, and Marshall Brickman
Slither W.D. Richter
1974
(27th)[6]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Chinatown + Robert Towne
A Woman Under the Influence John Cassavetes
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore ? Robert Getchell
Harry and Tonto ? Paul Mazursky, and Josh Greenfeld
The Conversation ? Francis Ford Coppola
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, and Alan Uger
California Split Joseph Walsh
Claudine Tina Pine, and Lester Pine
Phantom of the Paradise Brian de Palma
The Sugarland Express Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, and Steven Spielberg
1975
(28th)[7]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Dog Day Afternoon + Frank Pierson
French Connection II Alexander Jacobs, Robert Dillon, and Laurie Dillon
Nashville Joan Twekesbury
The Wind and the Lion John Milius
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Shampoo ? Robert Towne and Warren Beatty
Heats of the West Rob Thompson
Smile Jerry Belson
The Return of the Pink Panther Frank Waldman, and Blake Edwards
1976
(29th)[8]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Network + Paddy Chayefsky
The Omen David Seltzer
Rocky ? Sylvester Stallone
Taxi Driver Paul Schrader
The Front ? Walter Bernstein
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
The Bad News Bears Bill Lancaster
Murder by Death Neil Simon
Next Stop, Greenwich Village Paul Mazursky
Silent Movie Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, and Barry Levinson
Silver Streak Colin Higgins
1977
(30th)[9]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
The Turning Point ? Arthur Laurents
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg
Saturday Night Fever Norman Wexler
The Late Show ? Robert Benton
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Annie Hall Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Star Wars George Lucas
Slap Shot Nancy Dowd
The Goodbye Girl Neil Simon
1978
(31st)[10]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Coming Home + Nancy Dowd, Robert C. Jones, and Waldo Salt
An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky
Days of Heaven Terrence Malick
Interiors ? Woody Allen
The Deer Hunter ? Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Louis Garfinkle, and Quinn K. Redeker
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Movie Movie Larry Gelbart and Sheldon Keller
A Wedding John Considine, Patricia Resnick, Allan F. Nicholls, and Robert Altman
Animal House Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, and Chris Miller
House Calls Max Shulman, Julius J. Epstein, Alan Mandel, and Charles Shyer
Once in Paris... Frank D. Gilroy
1979
(32nd)[11]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
The China Syndrome ? Mike Gray, T. S. Cook, and James Bridges
Apocalypse Now John Milius, and Francis Ford Coppola
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Breaking Away + Steve Tesich
10 Blake Edwards
Manhattan ? Woody Allen, and Marshall Brickman

1980s

Year Film Writer(s)
1980
(33rd)[12]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Melvin and Howard + Bo Goldman
Fame Christopher Gore
My Bodyguard Alan Ornsby
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Private Benjamin + Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller, and Charles Shyer
Nine to Five Coling Higgins, and Patricia Resnick
Return of the Secaucus John Sayles
Stardust Memories Woody Allen
1981
(34th)[13]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Reds? Warren Beatty and Trevor Griffiths
Absence of Malice Kurt Luedtke
Atlantic City John Guare
Body Heat Lawrence Kasdan
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Arthur ? Steve Gordon
Raiders of the Lost Ark Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, and Philip Kaufman
S.O.B. Blake Edwards
The Four Seasons Alan Alda
1982
(35th)[14]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ? Melissa Mathison
An Officer and a Gentleman Douglas Day Stewart
Shoot the Moon Bo Goldman
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Tootsie ? Don McGuire, Larry Gelbart, and Murray Schisgal
Diner Barry Levinson
My Favorite Year Norman Steinberg, and Dennis Palumbo
1983
(36th)[15]
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Tender Mercies + Horton Foote
Silkwood Nora Ephron, and Alice Arlen
WarGames Lawrence Lasker, and Walter F. Parkes
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
The Big Chill ? Lawrence Kasdan, and Barbara Benedek
Risky Business Paul Brickman
Zelig Woody Allen
1984
(37th)[16]
Broadway Danny Rose ? Woody Allen
El Norte ? Gregory Nava, and Anna Thomas
Places in the Heart + Robert Benton
Romancing the Stone Diane Thomas
Splash ? Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman and Brian Grazer
1985
(38th)[17]
Witness + William Kelley, and Earl W. Wallace
Back to the Future ? Robert Zemeckis, and Bob Gale
Cocoon Tom Benedek
Mask Anna Hamilton Phelan
The Purple Rose of Cairo ? Woody Allen
1986
(39th)[18]
Hannah and Her Sisters + Woody Allen
Blue Velvet David Lynch
Mona Lisa Neil Jordan, and David Leland
Platoon ? Oliver Stone
Salvador ? Richard Boyle, and Oliver Stone
1987
(40th)[19]
Moonstruck + John Patrick Shanley
Broadcast News ? James L. Brooks
Hope and Glory ? John Boorman
The Last Emperor ++ Bernardo Bertolucci, and Mark Peploe
Radio Days ? Woody Allen
1988
(41st)[20]
Bull Durham ? Ron Shelton
Big ? Gary Ross, and Anne Spielberg
A Fish Called Wanda ? John Cleese and Charles Crichton
Rain Man + Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow
Working Girl Kevin Wade
1989
(42nd)[21]
Crimes and Misdemeanors ? Woody Allen
Dead Poets Society + Tom Schulman
The Fabulous Baker Boys Steve Kloves
Sex, Lies, and Videotape ? Steven Soderbergh
When Harry Met Sally... ? Nora Ephron

1990s

Year Film Writer(s)
1990
(43rd)[22]
Avalon ? Barry Levinson
Alice ? Woody Allen
Ghost + Bruce Joel Rubin
Green Card ? Peter Weir
Pretty Woman J. F. Lawton
1991
(44th)[23]
Thelma & Louise + Callie Khouri
Boyz n the Hood ? John Singleton
Bugsy ? James Toback
The Fisher King ? Richard LaGravenese
Grand Canyon ? Lawrence and Meg Kasdan
1992
(45th)[24]
The Crying Game + Neil Jordan
Husbands and Wives ? Woody Allen
Lorenzo's Oil ? Nick Enright and George Miller
Passion Fish ? John Sayles
Unforgiven ? David Webb Peoples
1993
(46th)[25]
The Piano + Jane Campion
Dave ? Gary Ross
In the Line of Fire ? Jeff Maguire
Philadelphia ? Ron Nyswaner
Sleepless in Seattle ? Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, and David S. Ward
1994
(47th)[26]
Four Weddings and a Funeral ? Richard Curtis
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Stephan Elliott
Bullets over Broadway ? Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath
Ed Wood Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Heavenly Creatures ? Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh
1995
(48th)[27]
Braveheart ? Randall Wallace
The American President Aaron Sorkin
Clueless Amy Heckerling
Mighty Aphrodite ? Woody Allen
Muriel's Wedding P. J. Hogan
1996
(49th)[28]
Fargo + Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Jerry Maguire ? Cameron Crowe
Lone Star ? John Sayles
Secrets & Lies ? Mike Leigh
Shine ? Scott Hicks and Jan Sardi
1997
(50th)[29]
As Good as It Gets ? James L. Brooks and Mark Andrus
Boogie Nights ? Paul Thomas Anderson
The Full Monty ? Simon Beaufoy
Good Will Hunting + Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Titanic James Cameron
1998
(51st)[30]
Shakespeare in Love + Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Bulworth ? Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser
The Opposite of Sex Don Roos
Saving Private Ryan ? Robert Rodat
The Truman Show ? Andrew Niccol
1999
(52nd)[31]
American Beauty + Alan Ball
Being John Malkovich ? Charlie Kaufman
Magnolia ? Paul Thomas Anderson
The Sixth Sense ? M. Night Shyamalan
Three Kings John Ridley and David O. Russell

2000s

Year Film Writer(s)
2000
(53rd)[32]
You Can Count On Me ? Kenneth Lonergan
Almost Famous + Cameron Crowe
Best in Show Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Billy Elliot ? Lee Hall
Erin Brockovich ? Susannah Grant
2001
(54th)[33]
Gosford Park + Julian Fellowes
The Man Who Wasn't There Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Monster's Ball ? Milo Addica and Will Rokos
Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
The Royal Tenenbaums ? Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson
2002
(55th)[34]
Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore
Antwone Fisher Antwone Fisher
Far from Heaven ? Todd Haynes
Gangs of New York ? Jay Cocks, Kenneth Lonergan, and Steven Zaillian
My Big Fat Greek Wedding ? Nia Vardalos
2003
(56th)[35]
Lost in Translation + Sofia Coppola
Bend It Like Beckham Paul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra, and Gurinder Chadha
Dirty Pretty Things ? Steven Knight
In America ? Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan
The Station Agent Thomas McCarthy
2004
(57th)[36]
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind + Charlie Kaufman
The Aviator ? John Logan
Garden State Zach Braff
Hotel Rwanda ? Terry George and Keir Pearson
Kinsey Bill Condon
2005
(58th)[37]
Crash + Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Judd Apatow and Steve Carell
Cinderella Man Akiva Goldsman and Cliff Hollingsworth
Good Night, and Good Luck. ? George Clooney and Grant Heslov
The Squid and the Whale ? Noah Baumbach
2006
(59th)[38]
Little Miss Sunshine + Michael Arndt
Babel ? Guillermo Arriaga
The Queen ? Peter Morgan
Stranger than Fiction Zach Helm
United 93 Paul Greengrass
2007
(60th)[39]
Juno + Diablo Cody
Knocked Up Judd Apatow
Lars and the Real Girl ? Nancy Oliver
Michael Clayton ? Tony Gilroy
The Savages ? Tamara Jenkins
2008
(61st)[40]
Milk + Dustin Lance Black
Burn After Reading Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen
The Visitor Tom McCarthy
The Wrestler Robert Siegel
2009
(62nd)[41]
The Hurt Locker + Mark Boal
(500) Days of Summer Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Avatar James Cameron
The Hangover Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
A Serious Man ? Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

2010s

Year Film Writer(s)
2010
(63rd)[42]
Inception ? Christopher Nolan
Black Swan Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin
The Fighter ? Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, and Keith Dorrington
The Kids Are All Right ? Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
Please Give Nicole Holofcener
2011
(64th)[43]
Midnight in Paris + Woody Allen
50/50 Will Reiser
Bridesmaids ? Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
Win Win Tom McCarthy
Young Adult Diablo Cody
2012
(65th)[44]
Zero Dark Thirty ? Mark Boal
Flight ? John Gatins
Looper Rian Johnson
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom ? Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
2013
(66th)[45]
Her + Spike Jonze
American Hustle ? Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine ? Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club ? Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
Nebraska ? Bob Nelson
2014
(67th)[46]
The Grand Budapest Hotel ? Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
Boyhood ? Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher ? E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
Nightcrawler ? Dan Gilroy
Whiplash Damien Chazelle
2015
(68th)[47]
Spotlight + Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Bridge of Spies ? Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
Sicario Taylor Sheridan
Straight Outta Compton ? Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus
Trainwreck Amy Schumer
2016
(69th)[48]
Moonlight ++ Barry Jenkins; story by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Hell or High Water ? Taylor Sheridan
La La Land ? Damien Chazelle
Loving Jeff Nichols
Manchester by the Sea + Kenneth Lonergan
2017
(70th)[49]
Get Out + Jordan Peele
The Big Sick ? Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
I, Tonya Steven Rogers
Lady Bird ? Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water ? Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
2018
(71st)[50]
Eighth Grade Bo Burnham
Green Book + Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly
A Quiet Place Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski
Roma ? Alfonso Cuarón
Vice ? Adam McKay

Writers with multiple awards

5 Awards
2 Awards

Writers with multiple nominations

See also

References

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