National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay

The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay is the award given for best screenwriting at the annual National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) Awards. The category was introduced in 1967, in the 2nd awards ceremony.

List of winnersEdit

Year Screenwriter(s) Film
01967 (2nd) David Newman and Robert Benton Bonnie and Clyde
01968 (3rd) John Cassavetes Faces
01969 (4th) Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
01970 (5th) Éric Rohmer My Night at Maud's
01971 (6th) Penelope Gilliatt Sunday Bloody Sunday
01972 (7th) Ingmar Bergman Cries and Whispers
01973 (8th) George Lucas, Gloria Katz, and Willard Huyck American Graffiti
01974 (9th) Ingmar Bergman Scenes from a Marriage
01975 (10th) Robert Towne and Warren Beatty Shampoo
01976 (11th) Alain Tanner and John Berger Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
01977 (12th) Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman Annie Hall
01978 (13th) Paul Mazursky An Unmarried Woman
01979 (14th) Steve Tesich Breaking Away
01980 (15th) Bo Goldman Melvin and Howard
01981 (16th) John Guare Atlantic City
01982 (17th) Murray Schisgal and Larry Gelbart Tootsie
01983 (18th) Bill Forsyth Local Hero
01984 (19th) Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, and Bruce Jay Friedman Splash
01985 (20th) Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson Lost in America
01986 (21st) Hanif Kureishi My Beautiful Laundrette
01987 (22nd) John Boorman Hope and Glory
01988 (23rd) Ron Shelton Bull Durham
01989 (24th) Gus Van Sant and Daniel Yost Drugstore Cowboy
01990 (25th) Charles Burnett To Sleep with Anger
01991 (26th) David Cronenberg Naked Lunch
01992 (27th) David Webb Peoples Unforgiven
01993 (28th) Jane Campion The Piano
01994 (29th) Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary Pulp Fiction
01995 (30th) Amy Heckerling Clueless
01996 (31st) Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson Mother
01997 (32nd) Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland L.A. Confidential
01998 (33rd) Scott Frank Out of Sight
01999 (34th) Charlie Kaufman Being John Malkovich
02000 (35th) Kenneth Lonergan You Can Count On Me
02001 (36th) Julian Fellowes Gosford Park
02002 (37th) Ronald Harwood The Pianist
02003 (38th) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini American Splendor
02004 (39th) Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor Sideways
02005 (40th) Noah Baumbach The Squid and the Whale
02006 (41st) Peter Morgan The Queen
02007 (42nd) Tamara Jenkins The Savages
02008 (43rd) Mike Leigh Happy-Go-Lucky
02009 (44th) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen A Serious Man
02010 (45th) Aaron Sorkin The Social Network
02011 (46th) Asghar Farhadi A Separation
02012 (47th) Tony Kushner Lincoln
02013 (48th) Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy Before Midnight
02014 (49th) Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
02015 (50th) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer Spotlight
02016 (51st) Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
02017 (52nd) Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
02018 (53rd) Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin and Peter Fellows The Death of Stalin[1]
02019 (54th) Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won Parasite[2]
02020 (55th) Eliza Hittman Never Rarely Sometimes Always[3]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Katie Kilkenny (January 5, 2019). "'The Rider' Named Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Trilby Beresford; Sharareh Drury (January 4, 2020). "'Parasite' Named Best Picture by National Society of Film Critics". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  3. ^ ‘Nomadland’ Named Best Film by National Society of Film Critics|The Wrap