Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay

The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay is one of the annual awards given by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Writer(s) Film
2002 Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2003 Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, and Andrew Stanton Finding Nemo
Guillermo Arriaga 21 Grams
Steven Knight Dirty Pretty Things
Catherine Hardwicke and Nikki Reed Thirteen
2004 Charlie Kaufman Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco Crash
George Clooney and Grant Heslov Good Night, and Good Luck.
Craig Brewer Hustle & Flow
Angus MacLachlan Junebug
Noah Baumbach The Squid and the Whale
2006 Michael Arndt Little Miss Sunshine
2007 Diablo Cody Juno
2008 Jenny Lumet Rachel Getting Married
2009 Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500) Days of Summer
Mark Boal The Hurt Locker
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen A Serious Man
Bob Peterson and Pete Docter Up


Year Writer(s) Film
2010 Christopher Nolan Inception
Mike Leigh Another Year
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin Black Swan
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler The King's Speech
2011 Will Reiser 50/50
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Bridesmaids
Woody Allen Midnight in Paris
Thomas McCarthy Win Win
2012 Rian Johnson Looper
Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained
Paul Thomas Anderson The Master
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal Zero Dark Thirty
2013 Spike Jonze Her
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell American Hustle
Woody Allen Blue Jasmine
Nicole Holofcener Enough Said
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Inside Llewyn Davis
2014 Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater Boyhood
Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller The Lego Movie
Damien Chazelle Whiplash
2015 Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie del Carmen Inside Out
Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland Ex Machina
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer Spotlight
Amy Schumer Trainwreck
2016 Damien Chazelle La La Land
Taylor Sheridan Hell or High Water
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou The Lobster
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney Moonlight
2017 Jordan Peele Get Out
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani The Big Sick
Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2018 Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara The Favourite
Bo Burnham Eighth Grade
Paul Schrader First Reformed
Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga Green Book
Alfonso Cuaron Roma