Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay is one of the annual film awards given by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.



Year Winner Writer(s)
1975 Nashville Joan Tewkesbury
1976 Network Paddy Chayefsky
1977 Annie Hall Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
1978 An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer Robert Benton


Year Winner Writer(s)
1980 Return of the Secaucus 7 John Sayles
1981 Atlantic City John Guare
1982 Tootsie Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
1983 Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks
1984 Amadeus Peter Shaffer
1985 Brazil Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen
1987 Hope and Glory John Boorman
1988 Bull Durham Ron Shelton
1989 Drugstore Cowboy Gus Van Sant and Daniel Yost


Year Winner Writer(s)
1990 Reversal of Fortune Nicholas Kazan
1991 Bugsy James Toback
1992 Unforgiven David Webb Peoples
1993 The Piano Jane Campion
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
1995 Sense and Sensibility Emma Thompson
1996 Fargo Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
1997 L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland
1998 Bulworth Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser
1999 Being John Malkovich Charlie Kaufman


Year Winner(s) Writer(s)
2000 You Can Count On Me Kenneth Lonergan
2001 Memento Christopher Nolan
2002 About Schmidt Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
2003 American Splendor Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
2005 Capote Dan Futterman
The Squid and the Whale Noah Baumbach
2006 The Queen Peter Morgan
2007 The Savages Tamara Jenkins
2008 Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner


Year Winner Writer(s)
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin
2011 A Separation (Jodái-e Náder az Simin) Asghar Farhadi
2012 Argo Chris Terrio
2013 Before Midnight Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
2015 Spotlight Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
2016 The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
2017 Get Out Jordan Peele
2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty[1]
2019 Marriage Story Noah Baumbach[2]


Year Winner Writer(s)
2020 Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell[3]

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