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AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

The AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which rewards achievements in feature films, regardless of the country the film was made.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the international chapter of the Academy, which comprises eighty members of Australian filmmakers and executives.[3]

Best Screenplay
AACTA International Award
CountryAustralia
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded2012
Currently held byMartin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Websitehttp://www.aacta.org

The prize was first handed out at the 1st AACTA International Awards presentation, and awarded to George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon for The Ides of March, and J. C. Chandor for Margin Call.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the winner is marked in a separate colour, and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.[4]

2010sEdit

Year Film Screenwriter(s) Notes
2011
(1st)
The Ides of March George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon Adaptation of the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon
Margin Call J. C. Chandor Original screenplay
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius Original screenplay
The Descendants Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Melancholia Lars von Trier Original screenplay
Moneyball Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Michael Lewis
Midnight in Paris Woody Allen Original screenplay
We Need to Talk About Kevin Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Lionel Shriver
2012
(2nd)
Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino Original screenplay
Argo Chris Terrio Adaptation of the memoir Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Tony Mendez and Joshuah Bearman's 2007 Wired magazine article The Great Escape.
Lincoln Tony Kushner Adaptation of the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson Original screenplay
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick
Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal Original screenplay
2013
(3rd)
American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell Original screenplay
12 Years a Slave John Ridley Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Solomon Northup
Blue Jasmine Woody Allen Original screenplay
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel and Ethan Coen
Saving Mr. Banks Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith
2014
(4th)
Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo Original screenplay
Boyhood Richard Linklater Original screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game Graham Moore Adaptation of the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Whiplash Damien Chazelle Original screenplay
2015
(5th)
Spotlight Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer Original screenplay
Carol Phyllis Nagy Adaptation of the book The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
Ex Machina Alex Garland Original screenplay
The Martian Drew Goddard Adaptation of the book The Martian by Andy Weir
Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin Adaptation of the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
2016
(6th)
Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan Original screenplay
Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan Original screenplay
Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan
La La Land Damien Chazelle
Lion Luke Davies Adaptation of the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose
2017
(7th)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh Original screenplay
Call Me by Your Name James Ivory Adaptation of the book Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan Original screenplay
Get Out Jordan Peele
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
2018
(8th)
The Favourite Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara Original screenplay
A Quiet Place Scott Beck, John Krasinski, Bryan Woods Original screenplay
BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott Adaptation of the memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
Bohemian Rhapsody Anthony McCarten Original screenplay
Roma Alfonso Cuarón

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Awards - AACTA International Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Australian Academy announces nominees for 3rd AACTA International Awards" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 13 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ "AACTA International Award Nominees" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.[dead link]

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