Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay

The Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay is an annual award given by the International Press Academy.

Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Awarded forBest Original Screenplay
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Press Academy
First awarded1996
Currently held byEmerald FennellPromising Young Woman (2020)

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Film Recipient(s)
1996 Lone Star (TIE) John Sayles
The People vs. Larry Flynt (TIE) Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Fargo Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Shine Jan Sardi and Scott Hicks
Sling Blade Billy Bob Thornton
1997 Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson
The Full Monty Simon Beaufoy
Mrs Brown Jeremy Brock
Titanic James Cameron
1998 Pleasantville Gary Ross
American History X David McKenna
Central Station (Central do Brasil) Walter Salles, João Emanuel Carneiro, and Marcos Bernstein
Saving Private Ryan Robert Rodat
Shakespeare in Love Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
1999 The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan
American Beauty Alan Ball
Being John Malkovich Charlie Kaufman
Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson
Three Kings David O. Russell and John Ridley
A Walk on the Moon Pamela Gray


Year Film Recipient(s)
2000 You Can Count On Me Kenneth Lonergan
Almost Famous Cameron Crowe
Billy Elliot Lee Hall
Erin Brockovich Susannah Grant
State and Main David Mamet
2001 Monster's Ball Milo Addica and Will Rokos
Memento Christopher Nolan
Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
The Others Alejandro Amenábar
Sexy Beast Louis Mellis and David Scinto
2002 Talk to Her (Hable con ella) Pedro Almodóvar
All or Nothing Mike Leigh
Far from Heaven Todd Haynes
The Good Girl Mike White
Igby Goes Down Burr Steers
Lovely and Amazing Nicole Holofcener
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
21 Grams Guillermo Arriaga
The Cooler Frank Hannah and Wayne Kramer
Kill Bill: Volume 1 Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman
The Station Agent Tom McCarthy
Thirteen Catherine Hardwicke and Nikki Reed
2004 Ray James L. White
The Aviator John Logan
Hotel Rwanda Keir Pearson and Terry George
Kinsey Bill Condon
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Crash Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
Happy Endings Don Roos
Nine Lives Rodrigo García
The Squid and the Whale Noah Baumbach
The War Within Joseph Castelo, Tom Glynn, and Ayad Akhtar
2006 The Queen Peter Morgan
Babel Guillermo Arriaga
Changing Times (Les temps qui changent) André Téchiné, Pascal Bonitzer, and Laurent Guyot
The House of Sand (Casa de areia) Elena Soarez
Volver Pedro Almodóvar
The Wind That Shakes the Barley Paul Laverty
2007 Juno Diablo Cody
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Kelly Masterson
Eastern Promises Steven Knight
Lars and the Real Girl Nancy Oliver
The Lookout Scott Frank
Michael Clayton Tony Gilroy
2008 The Visitor Tom McCarthy
Australia Baz Luhrmann
Frozen River Courtney Hunt
Milk Dustin Lance Black
Seven Pounds Grant Nieporte
2009 (500) Days of Summer Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Bright Star Jane Campion
The Hurt Locker Mark Boal
A Serious Man Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up Pete Docter and Bob Peterson


Year Film Recipient(s)
2010 The King's Speech David Seidler
Biutiful Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, and Armando Bo
The Eclipse Conor McPherson and Billy Roche
Get Low Chris Provenzano and C. Gaby Mitchell
The Kids Are All Right Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
Inception Christopher Nolan
Toy Story 3 Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich
2011 The Tree of Life Terrence Malick
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
The Guard John Michael McDonagh
Mozart's Sister René Féret
Shame Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen
Tyrannosaur Paddy Considine
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal
Flight John Gatins
The Intouchables Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Pietà Kim Ki-duk
2013 American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine Woody Allen
Enough Said Nicole Holofcener
Her Spike Jonze
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Saving Mr. Banks Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith
2014 Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy
Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo
Boyhood Richard Linklater
The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Love Is Strange Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
Selma Paul Webb
Spotlight Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Bridge of Spies Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
Inside Out Pete Docter, Josh Cooley, and Meg LeFauve
Love & Mercy Michael Alan Lerner and Oren Moverman
Straight Outta Compton Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff
Suffragette Abi Morgan
Moonlight Barry Jenkins
Captain Fantastic Matt Ross
Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan
La La Land Damien Chazelle
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou
Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan
The Florida Project Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch
Get Out Jordan Peele
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
2018 Roma Alfonso Cuarón
Eighth Grade Bo Burnham
The Favourite Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
First Reformed Paul Schrader
Green Book Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly
A Quiet Place Scott Beck, John Krasinski and Bryan Woods
2019 Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
The Farewell Lulu Wang
Ford v Ferrari Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino
Pain and Glory Pedro Almodóvar
Parasite Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won


Year Film Recipient(s)
Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell
Mank Jack Fincher
Minari Lee Isaac Chung
Palm Springs Andy Siara
Soul Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Aaron Sorkin


  1. ^ "Satellite Awards (2015)". International Press Academy. IPA. December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Satellite Awards (2016)" (PDF). International Press Academy. IPA. November 28, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "'Dunkirk,' 'The Shape of Water' Lead Satellite Award Nominations". The Wrap. November 30, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "'One Night in Miami' and 'Nomadland' Lead Nominations for 25th Satellite Awards". Vimooz. February 1, 2021. Retrieved October 27, 2021.
  5. ^ Anderson, Erik (February 15, 2021). "Satellite Awards winners: 'Nomadland,' 'Forty-Year Old Version' top film prizes; 'Schitt's Creek,' 'Better Call Saul' take TV". Awards Watch. Retrieved October 27, 2021.

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