Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay

1940
The Great McGintyPreston Sturges
1941Citizen KaneHerman Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
1942Woman of the YearMichael Kanin, Ring Lardner Jr.
1943Princess O’RourkeNorman Krasna
1944WilsonLamar Trotti
1945Marie-LouiseRichard Schweizer
1946The Seventh VeilMuriel Box, Sydney Box
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-SoxerSidney Sheldon
1949BattlegroundRobert Pirosh
1950Sunset BoulevardCharles Brackett, D.M. Marshman, Jr., Billy Wilder
1951An American in ParisAlan Jay Lerner
1952The Lavender Hill MobT.E.B. Clarke
1953TitanicCharles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch
1954On the WaterfrontBudd Schulberg
1955Interrupted MelodySonya Levien, William Ludwig
1956The Red BalloonAlbert Lamorisse
1957Designing WomanGeorge Wells
1958The Defiant OnesNathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith
1959Pillow TalkClarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Stanley Shapiro
1960The ApartmentI.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
1961Splendor in the GrassWilliam Inge
1962Divorce, Italian StyleEnnio de Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti
1963How the West Was WonJames Webb
1964Father GoosePeter Stone, Frank Tarloff
1965DarlingFrederic Raphael
1966A Man and a WomanClaude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
1967Guess Who’s Coming to DinnerWilliam Rose
1968The ProducersMel Brooks
1969Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidWilliam Goldman
1970PattonFrancis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
1971The HospitalPaddy Chayefsky
1972The CandidateJeremy Larner
1973The StingDavid S. Ward
1974ChinatownRobert Towne
1975Dog Day AfternoonFrank Pierson
1976NetworkPaddy Chayefsky
1977Annie HallWoody Allen, Marshall Brickman
1978Coming HomeRobert C. Jones, Waldo Salt andNancy Dowd
1979Breaking AwaySteve Tesich
1980Melvin and HowardBo Goldman
1981Chariots of FireColin Welland
1982GandhiJohn Briley
1983Tender MerciesHorton Foote
1984Places in the HeartRobert Benton
1985WitnessWilliam Kelley, Earl Wallace and Pamela Wallace
1986Hannah and Her SistersWoody Allen
1987MoonstruckJohn Patrick Shanley
1988Rain ManRonald Bass, Barry Morrow
1989Dead Poets SocietyTom Schulman
1990GhostBruce Joel Rubin
1991Thelma & LouiseCallie Khouri
1992The Crying GameNeil Jordan
1993The PianoJane Campion
1994Pulp FictionQuentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
1995The Usual SuspectsChristopher McQuarrie
1996FargoJoel & Ethan Coen
1997Good Will HuntingBen Affleck, Matt Damon
1998Shakespeare in LoveMarc Norman and Tom Stoppard
1999American BeautyAlan Ball
2000Almost FamousCameron Crowe
2001Gosford ParkJulian Fellowes
2002Talk to HerPedro Almod├│var
2003Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola
2004Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindPierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman
2005CrashPaul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
2006Little Miss SunshineMichael Arndt
2007JunoDiablo Cody
2008MilkDustin Lance Black
2009The Hurt LockerMark Boal

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