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San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is a film award given by the San Diego Film Critics Society.




Year Winner Writer(s) Source
1997 L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland novel by James Ellroy
1998 A Simple Plan Scott B. Smith novel by Scott B. Smith
1999 Election Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor novel by Tom Perrotta


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2000 Chocolat Robert Nelson Jacobs novel by Joanne Harris
2001 Ghost World Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff comic book series by Daniel Clowes
2002 Adaptation. Charlie and Donald Kaufman book by Susan Orlean
2003 American Splendor Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini comic book series by Harvey Pekar and
comic book series by Joyce Brabner
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor novel by Rex Pickett
2005 Capote Dan Futterman novel by Gerald Clarke
2006 Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman novel by Christopher Buckley
2007 There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson novel by Upton Sinclair
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy novel by Vikas Swarup
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach novel by Roald Dahl


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin novel by Ben Mezrich
2011 Moneyball Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin book by Michael Lewis
2012 Argo Chris Terrio The Master of Disguise by Tony Mendez
The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman
2013 Before Midnight Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Characters created by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
2014 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn novel by Gillian Flynn
2015 Room Emma Donoghue novel by Emma Donoghue
2016 Love & Friendship Whit Stillman novel by Jane Austen
2017 The Disaster Artist Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
2018 The Death of Stalin Peter Fellows, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and David Schneider La Mort de Staline by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin