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Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay

The Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture is one of the annual awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Golden Globe for Best Screenplay
Awarded forBest Screenplay in a Motion Picture
LocationUnited States
Presented byHollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held byGreen Book (2018)
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Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Film Nominees
1947 Miracle on 34th Street George Seaton
1948 The Search Richard Schweizer ‡‡
1949 Battleground Robert Pirosh
Rope of Sand Walter Doniger


Year Film Nominees
1950 All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Asphalt Jungle Ben Maddow and John Huston ‡‡
Sunset Boulevard Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D. M. Marshman Jr.
1951 Bright Victory Robert Buckner §
1952 5 Fingers Michael Wilson ‡‡
High Noon Carl Foreman ‡‡
The Thief Clarence Greene and Russell Rouse
1953 Lili Helen Deutsch ‡‡
1954 Sabrina Billy Wilder, Ernest Lehman, and Samuel A. Taylor ‡‡


Year Film Nominees
1965 Doctor Zhivago Robert Bolt
The Agony and the Ecstasy Philip Dunne
The Collector John Kohn and Stanley Mann ‡‡
A Patch of Blue Guy Green
The Slender Thread Stirling Silliphant
1966 A Man for All Seasons Robert Bolt
Alfie Bill Naughton ‡‡
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming William Rose ‡‡
The Sand Pebbles Robert Anderson
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Ernest Lehman ‡‡
1967 In the Heat of the Night Stirling Silliphant
Bonnie and Clyde Robert Benton and David Newman ††
The Fox Lewis John Carlino and Howard Koch
The Graduate Buck Henry and Calder Willingham ‡‡
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner William Rose
1968 CHAЯLY Stirling Silliphant §
The Fixer Dalton Trumbo
The Lion in Winter James Goldman
The Producers Mel Brooks
Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski ‡‡
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days Bridget Boland, John Hale, and Richard Sokolove ‡‡
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid William Goldman
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium David Shaw
John and Mary John Mortimer
Midnight Cowboy Waldo Salt


Year Film Nominees
1970 Love Story Erich Segal ††
Five Easy Pieces Carole Eastman and Bob Rafelson ††
Husbands John Cassavetes
M*A*S*H Ring Lardner Jr.
Scrooge Leslie Bricusse
1971 The Hospital Paddy Chayefsky
The French Connection Ernest Tidyman
Klute Andy and Dave Lewis ††
Kotch John Paxton
Mary, Queen of Scots John Hale
1972 The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Avanti! Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond
Cabaret Jay Presson Allen ‡‡
Deliverance James Dickey
Frenzy Anthony Shaffer
The Heartbreak Kid Neil Simon
1973 The Exorcist William Peter Blatty
Cinderella Liberty Darryl Ponicsan
The Day of the Jackal Kenneth Ross
The Sting David S. Ward
A Touch of Class Melvin Frank and Jack Rose ††
1974 Chinatown Robert Towne
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola ††
The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
The Towering Inferno Stirling Silliphant
A Woman Under the Influence John Cassavetes
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben
Dog Day Afternoon Frank Pierson
Jaws Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Nashville Joan Tewkesbury
The Sunshine Boys Neil Simon ‡‡
1976 Network Paddy Chayefsky
All the President's Men William Goldman
Marathon Man William Goldman
Rocky Sylvester Stallone ††
Taxi Driver Paul Schrader
Voyage of the Damned David Butler and Steve Shagan ‡‡
1977 The Goodbye Girl Neil Simon ††
Annie Hall Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg
Julia Alvin Sargent
The Turning Point Arthur Laurents ††
1978 Midnight Express Oliver Stone
Coming Home Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt
The Deer Hunter Deric Washburn ††
Foul Play Colin Higgins
Interiors Woody Allen ††
An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky ††
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer Robert Benton
Being There Jerzy Kosinski
Breaking Away Steve Tesich
The China Syndrome James Bridges, T. S. Cook, and Mike Gray ††
Norma Rae Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch ‡‡


Year Film Nominees
1980 The Ninth Configuration William Peter Blatty §
The Elephant Man Eric Bergren and Christopher De Vore ‡‡
Ordinary People Alvin Sargent
Raging Bull Mardik Martin and Paul Schrader
The Stunt Man Lawrence B. Marcus ‡‡
1981 On Golden Pond Ernest Thompson
Absence of Malice Kurt Luedtke ††
The Four Seasons Alan Alda
The French Lieutenant's Woman Harold Pinter ‡‡
Reds Warren Beatty and Trevor Griffiths ††
1982 Gandhi John Briley
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Melissa Mathison ††
Missing Costa-Gavras and Donald E. Stewart
Tootsie Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal ††
The Verdict David Mamet ‡‡
1983 Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks
The Big Chill Barbara Benedek and Lawrence Kasdan ††
The Dresser Ronald Harwood ‡‡
Educating Rita Willy Russell ‡‡
Reuben, Reuben Julius J. Epstein ‡‡
1984 Amadeus Peter Shaffer
The Killing Fields Bruce Robinson ‡‡
A Passage to India David Lean ‡‡
Places in the Heart Robert Benton
A Soldier's Story Charles Fuller ‡‡
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo Woody Allen ††
Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale ††
Out of Africa Kurt Luedtke
Prizzi's Honor Richard Condon and Janet Roach ‡‡
Witness William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace
1986 The Mission Robert Bolt §
Blue Velvet David Lynch
Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen
Mona Lisa Neil Jordan and David Leland
Platoon Oliver Stone ††
1987 The Last Emperor Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe, and Enzo Ungari ‡
Broadcast News James L. Brooks ††
Hope and Glory John Boorman ††
House of Games David Mamet
Moonstruck John Patrick Shanley
1988 Running on Empty Naomi Foner ††
A Cry in the Dark Robert Caswell and Fred Schepisi
Mississippi Burning Chris Gerolmo
Rain Man Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow
Working Girl Kevin Wade
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Oliver Stone and Ron Kovic ‡‡
Dead Poets Society Tom Schulman
Do the Right Thing Spike Lee ††
Glory Kevin Jarre
Sex, Lies, and Videotape Steven Soderbergh ††
When Harry Met Sally... Nora Ephron ††


Year Film Nominees
1990 Dances with Wolves Michael Blake
Avalon Barry Levinson ††
The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Goodfellas Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese ‡‡
Reversal of Fortune Nicholas Kazan ‡‡
1991 Thelma & Louise Callie Khouri
Bugsy James Toback ††
Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan and Meg Kasdan ††
JFK Zachary Sklar and Oliver Stone ‡‡
The Silence of the Lambs Ted Tally
1992 Scent of a Woman Bo Goldman ‡‡
A Few Good Men Aaron Sorkin
Howards End Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The Player Michael Tolkin ‡‡
Unforgiven David Webb Peoples ††
1993 Schindler's List Steven Zaillian
Philadelphia Ron Nyswaner ††
The Piano Jane Campion
The Remains of the Day Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ‡‡
Short Cuts Robert Altman and Frank Barhydt
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino
Forrest Gump Eric Roth
Four Weddings and a Funeral Richard Curtis ††
Quiz Show Paul Attanasio ‡‡
The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont ‡‡
1995 Sense and Sensibility Emma Thompson
The American President Aaron Sorkin
Braveheart Randall Wallace ††
Dead Man Walking Tim Robbins
Get Shorty Scott Frank
Mr. Holland's Opus Patrick Sheane Duncan
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski §
The English Patient Anthony Minghella ‡‡
Fargo Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Lone Star John Sayles ††
Shine Jan Sardi ††
1997 Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
As Good as It Gets Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ††
L.A. Confidential Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson
Titanic James Cameron
Wag the Dog Hilary Henkin and David Mamet ‡‡
1998 Shakespeare in Love Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Bulworth Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser ††
Happiness Todd Solondz
Saving Private Ryan Robert Rodat ††
The Truman Show Andrew Niccol ††
1999 American Beauty Alan Ball
Being John Malkovich Charlie Kaufman ††
The Cider House Rules John Irving
The Insider Eric Roth and Michael Mann ‡‡
The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan ††


Year Film Nominees
2000 Traffic Stephen Gaghan
Almost Famous Cameron Crowe
Quills Doug Wright ††
Wonder Boys Steve Kloves ‡‡
You Can Count On Me Kenneth Lonergan
2001 A Beautiful Mind Akiva Goldsman
Gosford Park Julian Fellowes
The Man Who Wasn't There Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Memento Christopher Nolan ††
Mulholland Drive David Lynch
2002 About Schmidt Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor §
Adaptation. Charlie and Donald Kaufman ‡‡
Chicago Bill Condon ‡‡
Far from Heaven Todd Haynes ††
The Hours David Hare ‡‡
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella
In America Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan ††
Love Actually Richard Curtis
Mystic River Brian Helgeland ‡‡
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
The Aviator John Logan ††
Closer Patrick Marber
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Charlie Kaufman
Finding Neverland David Magee ‡‡
2005 Brokeback Mountain Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Crash Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
Good Night, and Good Luck. George Clooney and Grant Heslov ††
Match Point Woody Allen ††
Munich Tony Kushner and Eric Roth ‡‡
2006 The Queen Peter Morgan ††
Babel Guillermo Arriaga ††
The Departed William Monahan
Little Children Todd Field and Tom Perrotta ‡‡
Notes on a Scandal Patrick Marber ‡‡
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Atonement Christopher Hampton ‡‡
Charlie Wilson's War Aaron Sorkin
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) Ronald Harwood ‡‡
Juno Diablo Cody
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Eric Roth ‡‡
Doubt John Patrick Shanley ‡‡
Frost/Nixon Peter Morgan ‡‡
The Reader David Hare ‡‡
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner ‡‡
District 9 Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell ‡‡
The Hurt Locker Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino ††
It's Complicated Nancy Meyers


Year Film Nominees
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin
127 Hours Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle ‡‡
Inception Christopher Nolan ††
The Kids Are All Right Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg ††
The King's Speech David Seidler
2011 Midnight in Paris Woody Allen
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius ††
The Descendants Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
The Ides of March George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon ‡‡
Moneyball Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin ‡‡
2012 Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino
Argo Chris Terrio
Lincoln Tony Kushner ‡‡
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell ‡‡
Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal ††
2013 Her Spike Jonze
12 Years a Slave John Ridley
American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell ††
Nebraska Bob Nelson ††
Philomena Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope ‡‡
2014 Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo
Boyhood Richard Linklater ††
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson ††
The Imitation Game Graham Moore
2015 Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin §
The Big Short Adam McKay and Charles Randolph
The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino
Room Emma Donoghue ‡‡
Spotlight Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
2016 La La Land Damien Chazelle ††
Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan ††
Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight Barry Jenkins
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh ††
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig ††
Molly's Game Aaron Sorkin ‡‡
The Post Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor ††
2018 Green Book Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly
The Favourite Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara ††
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins ‡‡
Roma Alfonso Cuarón ††
Vice Adam McKay ††

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