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Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay

The Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay is an award given by the Florida Film Critics Circle to honor the finest achievementes in film-making. The award has been split into two categories, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay, since 2010.



Year Winner Writer(s) Source
1996 Fargo Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
1997 L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland novel by James Ellroy
1998 Shakespeare in Love Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
1999 Election Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor novel by Tom Perrotta


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2000 State and Main David Mamet
2001 Memento Christopher Nolan short story by Jonathan Nolan
2002 Adaptation. Charlie and Donald Kaufman book by Susan Orlean
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor novel by Rex Pickett
2005 Brokeback Mountain Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana short story by E. Annie Proulx
2006 The Departed William Monahan film by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
2007 Juno Diablo Cody
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy novel by Vikas Swarup
2009 (500) Days of Summer Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2010 The Social Network (Adapted) Aaron Sorkin novel by Ben Mezrich
Inception (Original) Christopher Nolan
2011 The Descendants (Adapted) Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Artist (Original) Michel Hazanavicius
2012 Argo (Adapted) Chris Terrio novel by Tony Mendez
article by Joshuah Bearman
Looper (Original) Rian Johnson
2013 12 Years a Slave (Adapted) John Ridley memoir by Solomon Northup
Her (Original) Spike Jonze
2014 Gone Girl (Adapted) Gillian Flynn novel by Gillian Flynn
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Original) Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
2015 The Big Short (Adapted) Adam McKay and Charles Randolph book by Michael Lewis
Spotlight (Original) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
2016 Love & Friendship (Adapted) Whit Stillman novel by Jane Austen
The Lobster (Original) Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos
2017 Call Me by Your Name (Adapted) James Ivory novel by André Aciman
Get Out (Original) Jordan Peele
2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Adapted) Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty memoir by Lee Israel
Sorry to Bother You (Original) Boots Riley