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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay

The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay (previously known as Critics' Choice Award for Best Writer) is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

List of winners and nomineesEdit

1995–1996 (Best Screenplay)Edit

Year Writer(s) Film
1995 Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility
1996 Anthony Minghella The English Patient

1997–2000 (Best Screenplay – Original / Adaptation)Edit

Year Original Adaptation
Writer(s) Film Writer(s) Film
1997 Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Good Will Hunting Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson L.A. Confidential
1998 Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Shakespeare in Love Scott Smith A Simple Plan
1999 Alan Ball American Beauty Frank Darabont The Green Mile
2000 Cameron Crowe Almost Famous Stephen Gaghan Traffic

2001–2008 (Best Writer)Edit

Year Writer(s) Film
2001 Christopher Nolan Memento
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen The Man Who Wasn't There
Akiva Goldsman A Beautiful Mind
2002 Charlie Kaufman Adaptation. and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor About Schmidt
Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2003 Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, and Kirsten Sheridan In America
John August Big Fish
Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Brian Helgeland Mystic River
Gary Ross Seabiscuit
2004 Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor Sideways
Bill Condon Kinsey
Charlie Kaufman Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
John Logan The Aviator
David Magee Finding Neverland
2005 Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco Crash
Noah Baumbach The Squid and the Whale
George Clooney and Grant Heslov Good Night, and Good Luck.
Dan Futterman Capote
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana Brokeback Mountain
2006 Michael Arndt Little Miss Sunshine
Guillermo Arriaga Babel
Todd Field and Tom Perrotta Little Children
Zach Helm Stranger than Fiction
William Monahan The Departed
Peter Morgan The Queen
2007 Diablo Cody Juno
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men
Tony Gilroy Michael Clayton
Nancy Oliver Lars and the Real Girl
Sean Penn Into the Wild
Aaron Sorkin Charlie Wilson's War
2008 Simon Beaufoy Slumdog Millionaire
Dustin Lance Black Milk
Peter Morgan Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley Doubt

2009 / 2010s (Best Original Screenplay / Best Adapted Screenplay)Edit

Year Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
Writer(s) Film Writer(s) Film
2009 Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman Up in the Air
Mark Boal The Hurt Locker Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach Fantastic Mr. Fox
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen A Serious Man Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell District 9
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500) Days of Summer Geoffrey Fletcher Precious
Bob Peterson and Pete Docter Up Tom Ford and David Scearce A Single Man
Nick Hornby An Education
2010 David Seidler The King's Speech Aaron Sorkin The Social Network
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg The Kids Are All Right Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich Toy Story 3
Andres Heinz, Mark Heyman, and John McLaughlin Black Swan Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy 127 Hours
Mike Leigh Another Year Joel Coen and Ethan Coen True Grit
Christopher Nolan Inception Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, and Aaron Stockard The Town
Keith Dorrington, Eric Johnson, Scott Silver, and Paul Tamasy The Fighter Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini Winter's Bone
2011 Woody Allen Midnight in Paris Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin Moneyball
Diablo Cody Young Adult John Logan Hugo
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash The Descendants
Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni Win Win Eric Roth Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Will Reiser 50/50 Tate Taylor The Help
2012 Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained Tony Kushner Lincoln
Paul Thomas Anderson The Master Stephen Chbosky The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola Moonrise Kingdom David Magee Life of Pi
Mark Boal Zero Dark Thirty David O. Russell Silver Linings Playbook
John Gatins Flight Chris Terrio Argo
Rian Johnson Looper
2013 Spike Jonze Her John Ridley 12 Years a Slave
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell American Hustle Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope Philomena
Woody Allen Blue Jasmine Tracy Letts August: Osage County
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Inside Llewyn Davis Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy Before Midnight
Bob Nelson Nebraska Billy Ray Captain Phillips
Terence Winter The Wolf of Wall Street
2014 Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bó Birdman Gillian Flynn Gone Girl
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness The Grand Budapest Hotel Paul Thomas Anderson Inherent Vice
Damien Chazelle Whiplash Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson Unbroken
Dan Gilroy Nightcrawler Nick Hornby Wild
Richard Linklater Boyhood Anthony McCarten The Theory of Everything
Graham Moore The Imitation Game
2015 Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer Spotlight Adam McKay and Charles Randolph The Big Short
Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen Bridge of Spies Emma Donoghue Room
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley Inside Out Drew Goddard The Martian
Alex Garland Ex Machina Nick Hornby Brooklyn
Quentin Tarantino The Hateful Eight Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs
2016 Damien Chazelle La La Land Eric Heisserer Arrival
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea Luke Davies Lion
Barry Jenkins Moonlight Tom Ford Nocturnal Animals
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou The Lobster Todd Komarnicki Sully
Jeff Nichols Loving Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi Hidden Figures
Taylor Sheridan Hell or High Water August Wilson Fences
2017 Jordan Peele Get Out James Ivory Call Me by Your Name
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor The Shape of Water Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber The Disaster Artist
Greta Gerwig Lady Bird Dee Rees and Virgil Williams Mudbound
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani The Big Sick Aaron Sorkin Molly's Game
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer The Post Jack Thorne, Steven Conrad, and Stephen Chbosky Wonder
Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2018 Paul Schrader First Reformed Barry Jenkins If Beale Street Could Talk
Bo Burnham Eighth Grade Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Black Panther
Alfonso Cuarón Roma Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara The Favourite Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters A Star Is Born
Adam McKay Vice Josh Singer First Man
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly Green Book Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski A Quiet Place

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