Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay

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The Best Screenplay Award (French: Prix du scénario) is an award presented by the Jury to the best screenwriter for their work on a film of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. It was first awarded in 1949.

WinnersEdit

Table key
# Indicates Ex-aequo winners
Year Screenwriters(s) Film Original title
1940s
1949 Alfred L. Werker, Eugene Ling & Virginia Shaler Lost Boundaries
1950s
1950 Festival not held, no awards given that year
1951 Terence Rattigan The Browning Version
1952 Piero Tellini Cops and Robbers Guardie e ladri
1953 No award given that year
1954 No award given that year
1955 No award given that year
1956 No award given that year
1957 No award given that year
1958 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Massimo Franciosa & Pasquale Festa Campanile [A] Young Husbands Giovani mariti
1959 No award given that year
1960s
1960 No award given that year
1961 No award given that year
1962 No award given that year
1963 Dumitru Carabat, Henri Colpi & Yves Jamiaque Codine
1964 No award given that year
1965 Ray Rigby # The Hill
Pierre Schoendoerffer # The 317th Platoon
1966 No award given that year
1967 Alain Jessua # The Killing Game Jeu de massacre
Elio Petri # We Still Kill the Old Way A ciascuno il suo
1968 Festival interrupted, no awards given that year because of the May 1968 events in France
1969 No award given that year
1970s
1970 No award given that year
1971 No award given that year
1972 No award given that year
1973 No award given that year
1974 Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood & Matthew Robbins The Sugarland Express
1975 No award given that year
1976 No award given that year
1977 No award given that year
1978 No award given that year
1979 No award given that year
1980s
1980 Furio Scarpelli, Agenore Incrocci & Ettore Scola [B] La Terrazza
1981 István Szabó Mephisto
1982 Jerzy Skolimowski Moonlighting
1983 No award given that year
1984 Thanassis Valtinos, Theo Angelopoulos & Tonino Guerra [C] Voyage to Cythera Taxidi sta Kythira
1985 No award given that year
1986 No award given that year
1987 No award given that year
1988 No award given that year
1989 No award given that year
1990s
1990 No award given that year
1991 No award given that year
1992 No award given that year
1993 No award given that year
1994 Michel Blanc Grosse fatigue
1995 No award given that year
1996 Jacques Audiard & Alain Le Henry A Self Made Hero Un héros très discret
1997 James Schamus The Ice Storm
1998 Hal Hartley Henry Fool
1999 Yuri Arabov Moloch Молох
2000s
2000 James Flamberg & John C. Richards Nurse Betty
2001 Danis Tanović No Man's Land
2002 Paul Laverty Sweet Sixteen
2003 Denys Arcand The Barbarian Invasions Les invasions barbares
2004 Agnès Jaoui & Jean-Pierre Bacri Look at Me Comme une image
2005 Guillermo Arriaga The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2006 Pedro Almodóvar Volver
2007 Fatih Akin The Edge of Heaven Auf der anderen Seite
2008 Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne Lorna's Silence Le silence de Lorna
2009 Mei Feng Spring Fever 春风沉醉的夜晚
2010s
2010 Lee Chang-dong Poetry
2011 Joseph Cedar Footnote Hearat Shulayim
2012 Cristian Mungiu & Tatiana Niculescu Bran Beyond the Hills După dealuri
2013 Jia Zhangke A Touch of Sin 天注定
2014 Andrey Zvyagintsev & Oleg Negin Leviathan Левиафан
2015 Michel Franco Chronic
2016 Asghar Farhadi The Salesman فروشنده
2017 Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou # The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Lynne Ramsay # You Were Never Really Here
2018 Jafar Panahi & Nader Saeivar # 3 Faces سه رخ
Alice Rohrwacher # Happy as Lazzaro Lazzaro felice
2019 Céline Sciamma Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
2020s
2020 Festival not held, no awards given that year due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe Drive My Car ドライブ・マイ・カー
2022 Tarik Saleh Boy from Heaven

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

A^ : This year the award received the name Prix du scénario original (Original Screenplay Award).
B^ : This year the award received the name Prix du scénario et des dialogues au Festival International du Film (Screenplay and Dialogues Award).
C^ : This year the award received the name Prix du meilleur scénario original (Best Original Screenplay Award).

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