1940 The Great McGinty - Preston Sturges o Angels Over Broadway - Ben Hecht o Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet - Norman Burnside, Heinz Herald, John Huston o Foreign Correspondent - Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison o The Great Dictator - Charlie Chaplin 1941 Citizen Kane - Herman Mankiewicz, Orson Welles o The Devil and Miss Jones - Norman Krasna o Sergeant York - Harry Chandlee, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Howard Koch o Tall, Dark and Handsome - Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware o Tom, Dick and Harry - Paul Jarrico 1942 Woman of the Year - Michael Kanin, Ring Lardner Jr o One of Our Aircraft is Missing - Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger o Road to Morocco - Frank Butler, Don Hartman o Wake Island - W. R. Burnett, Frank Butler o The War Against Mrs. Hadley - George Oppenheimer 1943 Princess O'Rourke - Norman Krasna o Air Force - Dudley Nichols o In Which We Serve - Noel Coward o The North Star - Lillian Hellman o So Proudly We Hail! - Allan Scott 1944 Wilson - Lamar Trotti o Hail the Conquering Hero - Preston Sturges o The Miracle of Morgan's Creek - Preston Sturges o Two Girls and a Sailor - Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman o Wing and a Prayer - Jerome Cady 1945 Marie-Louise - Richard Schweizer o Dillinger - Philip Yordan o Music for Millions - Myles Connolly o Salty O'Rourke - Milton Holmes o What Next, Corporal Hargrove? - Harry Kurnitz 1946 The Seventh Veil - Muriel Box, Sydney Box o The Blue Dahlia - Raymond Chandler o Children of Paradise - Jacques Prévert o Notorious - Ben Hecht o Road to Utopia - Norman Panama, Melvin Frank 1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer - Sidney Sheldon o Body and Soul - Abraham Polonsky o A Double Life - Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin o Monsieur Verdoux - Charlie Chaplin o Shoeshine - Sergio Amidei, Adolfo Franci, C. G. Viola, Cesare Zavattini 1948 none given (Instead of the categories "Original Screenplay and "Screenplay", it was combined into one category, called "Screenplay", the

award was given to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre adapted from the novel of same name) 1949 Battleground - Robert Pirosh o Jolson Sings Again - Sidney Buchman o Paisà - Alfred Hayes, Federico Fellini, Sergio Amidei, Marcello Pagliero, Roberto Rossellini o Passport to Pimlico - T. E. B. Clarke o The Quiet One - Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, Sidney Meyers

(In 1949, the category was renamed "Story and Screenplay")


1950 Sunset Boulevard - Charles Brackett, D.M. Marshman, Jr., Billy Wilder o Adam's Rib - Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin o Caged - Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld o The Men - Carl Foreman o No Way Out - Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels 1951 An American in Paris - Alan Jay Lerner o The Big Carnival - Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman o David and Bathsheba - Philip Dunne o Go for Broke! - Robert Pirosh o The Well - Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse 1952 The Lavender Hill Mob - T.E.B. Clarke o The Atomic City - Sydney Boehm o The Sound Barrier - Terence Rattigan o Pat and Mike - Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin o Viva Zapata! - John Steinbeck 1953 Titanic - Charles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch o The Band Wagon - Betty Comden, Adolph Green o The Desert Rats - Richard Murphy o The Naked Spur - Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom o Take the High Ground! - Millard Kaufman 1954 On the Waterfront - Budd Schulberg o The Barefoot Contessa - Joseph L. Mankiewicz o Genevieve - William Rose o The Glenn Miller Story - Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney o Knock on Wood - Norman Panama, Melvin Frank 1955 Interrupted Melody - Sonya Levien, William Ludwig o The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell - Milton Sperling, Emmet Lavery o It's Always Fair Weather - Betty Comden, Adolph Green o Mr. Hulot's Holiday - Jacques Tati, Henri Marquet o The Seven Little Foys - Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose 1956 The Red Balloon - Albert Lamorisse o The Bold and the Brave - Robert Lewin o Julie - Andrew L. Stone o La strada - Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli

The Ladykillers - William Rose 1957 Designing Woman - George Wells o Funny Face - Leonard Gershe o Man of a Thousand Faces - Ralph Wheelwright, R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts o The Tin Star - Barney Slater, Joel Kane, Dudley Nichols o I Vitelloni - Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli 1958 The Defiant Ones - Nathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith (Upon request of his widow and upon recommendation of the Writers Branch Executive Committee, the Board of Governors voted to restore the name of Nedrick Young to the nomination and award presented to Nathan E. Douglas, which was a pseudonym for Mr. Young during the blacklisting period.) o The Goddess - Paddy Chayefsky o Houseboat - Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose o The Sheepman - James Edward Grant, William Bowers o Teacher's Pet - Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin 1959 Pillow Talk - Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Stanley Shapiro o The 400 Blows - François Truffaut, Marcel Moussy o North by Northwest - Ernest Lehman o Operation Petticoat - Paul King, Joseph Stone, Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin o Wild Strawberries - Ingmar Bergman


1960 The Apartment - I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder o The Angry Silence - Screenplay by Bryan Forbes; Story by Richard Gregson, Michael Craig o The Facts of Life - Norman Panama, Melvin Frank o Hiroshima Mon Amour - Marguerite Duras o Never on Sunday - Jules Dassin 1961 Splendor in the Grass - William Inge o Ballad of a Soldier - Valentin Yoshov, Grigori Chukhrai o La dolce vita - Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi o General della Rovere - Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbi, Indro Montanelli o Lover Come Back - Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning 1962 Divorce, Italian Style - Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti o Freud - Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman and Wolfgang Reinhardt o Last Year at Marienbad - Alain Robbe-Grillet o That Touch of Mink - Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster o Through a Glass Darkly - Ingmar Bergman 1963 How the West Was Won - James Webb o 8½ - Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi o America, America - Elia Kazan

The Four Days of Naples - Story by Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Nanni Loy, Vasco Pratolini; Screenplay by Carlo Bernari, Massimo Franciosa, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Nanni Loy o Love with the Proper Stranger - Arnold Schulman 1964 Father Goose - Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff o A Hard Day's Night - Alun Owen o One Potato, Two Potato - Screenplay by Raphael Hayes; Story by Orville H. Hampton o The Organizer - Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli o That Man from Rio - Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Ariane Mnouchkine, Daniel Boulanger, Philippe de Broca 1965 Darling - Frederic Raphael o Casanova 70 - Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli, Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Suso Cecchi d'Amico o Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines - Jack Davies, Ken Annakin o The Train - Franklin Coen, Frank Davis o The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - Jacques Demy 1966 A Man and a Woman - Story by Claude Lelouch; Screenplay by Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven o Blowup - Story by Michelangelo Antonioni; Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond o The Fortune Cookie - Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond o Khartoum - Robert Ardrey o The Naked Prey - Clint Johnston, Don Peters 1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - William Rose o Bonnie and Clyde - David Newman, Robert Benton o Divorce American Style - Story by Robert Kaufman; Screenplay by Norman Lear o La Guerre Est Finie - Jorge Semprún o Two for the Road - Frederic Raphael 1968 The Producers - Mel Brooks o 2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke o The Battle of Algiers - Franco Solinas, Gillo Pontecorvo o Faces - John Cassavetes o Hot Millions - Ira Wallach, Peter Ustinov 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - William Goldman o Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice - Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker o The Damned - Story by Nicola Badalucco; Screenplay by Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti o Easy Rider - Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern o The Wild Bunch - Story by Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner; Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah

(In 1969, the category was renamed: "Story and Screenplay - based on material not previously published or produced)


1970 Patton - Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North o Five Easy Pieces - Screenplay by "Adrien Joyce" (aka Carole Eastman); Story by "Adrien Joyce", Bob Rafelson o Joe - Norman Wexler o Love Story - Erich Segal o My Night at Maud's - Éric Rohmer 1971 The Hospital - Paddy Chayefsky o Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion - Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro o Klute - Andy Lewis, David Lewis o Summer of '42 - Herman Raucher o Sunday Bloody Sunday - Penelope Gilliatt 1972 The Candidate - Jeremy Larner o The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière o Lady Sings the Blues - Terrence McCloy, Chris Clark, Suzanne de Passe o Murmur of the Heart - Louis Malle o Young Winston - Carl Foreman 1973 The Sting - David S. Ward o American Graffiti - George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck o Cries and Whispers - Ingmar Bergman o Save the Tiger - Steve Shagan o A Touch of Class - Melvin Frank, Jack Rose 1974 Chinatown - Robert Towne o Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Robert Getchell o The Conversation - Francis Ford Coppola o Day for Night - François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman o Harry and Tonto - Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld 1975 Dog Day Afternoon - Frank Pierson o Amarcord - Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra o And Now My Love - Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven o Lies My Father Told Me - Ted Allan o Shampoo - Robert Towne, Warren Beatty 1976 Network - Paddy Chayefsky o Cousin, cousine - Story and Screenplay by Jean-Charles Tacchella; Adaptation by Daniele Thompson o The Front - Walter Bernstein o Rocky - Sylvester Stallone o Seven Beauties - Lina Wertmüller

(In 1976, the category was renamed: "Screenplay written directly for the Screen Based on factual material or on story material not previously published or produced")

1977 Annie Hall - Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman o The Goodbye Girl - Neil Simon o The Late Show - Robert Benton o Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - George Lucas o The Turning Point - Arthur Laurents

1978 Coming Home - Screenplay by Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt; Story by Nancy Dowd o Autumn Sonata - Ingmar Bergman o The Deer Hunter - Screenplay by Deric Washburn; Story by Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker o Interiors - Woody Allen o An Unmarried Woman - Paul Mazursky

(In 1978, the category was renamed: "Screenplay written directly for the screen")

1979 Breaking Away - Steve Tesich o All That Jazz - Robert Alan Aurthur (posthumous nomination), Bob Fosse o ...And Justice for All - Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson o The China Syndrome - Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges o Manhattan - Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman


1980 Melvin and Howard - Bo Goldman o Brubaker - Screenplay by W. D. Richter; Story by Arthur A. Ross and W. D. Richter o Fame - Christopher Gore o Mon oncle d'Amérique - Jean Gruault, Henri Laborit o Private Benjamin - Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller 1981 Chariots of Fire - Colin Welland o Absence of Malice - Kurt Luedtke o Arthur - Steve Gordon o Atlantic City - John Guare o Reds - Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths 1982 Gandhi - John Briley o Diner - Barry Levinson o E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - Melissa Mathison o An Officer and a Gentleman - Douglas Day Stewart o Tootsie - Screenplay by Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal; Story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart 1983 Tender Mercies - Horton Foote o The Big Chill - Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek o Fanny and Alexander - Ingmar Bergman o Silkwood - Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen o WarGames - Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes 1984 Places in the Heart - Robert Benton o Beverly Hills Cop - Screenplay by Daniel Petrie, Jr.; Story by Danilo Bach and Daniel Petrie, Jr. o Broadway Danny Rose - Woody Allen o El Norte - Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas o Splash - Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman; Screen Story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Story by Brian Grazer

1985 Witness - Screenplay by William Kelley, Earl Wallace; Story by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl Wallace o Back to the Future - Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale o Brazil - Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown o The Official Story - Luis Puenzo, Aída Bortnik o The Purple Rose of Cairo - Woody Allen 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters - Woody Allen o Crocodile Dundee - Screenplay by Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell; Story by Paul Hogan o My Beautiful Laundrette - Hanif Kureishi o Platoon - Oliver Stone o Salvador - Oliver Stone, Richard Boyle 1987 Moonstruck - John Patrick Shanley o Au revoir, les enfants - Louis Malle o Broadcast News - James L. Brooks o Hope and Glory - John Boorman o Radio Days - Woody Allen 1988 Rain Man - Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow o Big - Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg o Bull Durham - Ron Shelton o A Fish Called Wanda - Screenplay by John Cleese; Story by John Cleese and Charles Crichton o Running on Empty - Naomi Foner 1989 Dead Poets Society - Tom Schulman o Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen o Do the Right Thing - Spike Lee o Sex, Lies, and Videotape - Steven Soderbergh o When Harry Met Sally... - Nora Ephron


1990 Ghost - Bruce Joel Rubin o Alice - Woody Allen o Avalon - Barry Levinson o Green Card - Peter Weir o Metropolitan - Whit Stillman 1991 Thelma and Louise - Callie Khouri o Boyz N the Hood - John Singleton o Bugsy - James Toback o The Fisher King - Richard LaGravenese o Grand Canyon - Lawrence and Meg Kasdan 1992 The Crying Game - Neil Jordan o Husbands and Wives - Woody Allen o Lorenzo's Oil - Nick Enright and George Miller o Passion Fish - John Sayles o Unforgiven - David Peoples

1993 The Piano - Jane Campion o Dave - Gary Ross o In the Line of Fire - Jeff Maguire o Philadelphia - Ron Nyswaner o Sleepless in Seattle - Jeff Arch (story and screenplay), Nora Ephron and David S. Ward 1994 Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino (story and screenplay) and Roger Avary (story) o Bullets Over Broadway - Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath o Four Weddings and a Funeral - Richard Curtis o Heavenly Creatures - Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh o Three Colours: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) - Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz 1995 The Usual Suspects - Christopher McQuarrie o Braveheart - Randall Wallace o Mighty Aphrodite - Woody Allen o Nixon - Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson and Oliver Stone o Toy Story - Screenplay by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow; Story by John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft 1996 Fargo - Ethan and Joel Coen o Jerry Maguire - Cameron Crowe o Lone Star - John Sayles o Secrets & Lies - Mike Leigh o Shine - Jan Sardi and Scott Hicks (story) 1997 Good Will Hunting - Ben Affleck, Matt Damon o As Good as It Gets - Mark Andrus (story and screenplay) and James L. Brooks o Boogie Nights - Paul Thomas Anderson o Deconstructing Harry - Woody Allen o The Full Monty - Simon Beaufoy 1998 Shakespeare in Love - Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard o Bulworth - Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser o Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) - Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami o Saving Private Ryan - Robert Rodat o The Truman Show - Andrew Niccol 1999 American Beauty - Alan Ball o Being John Malkovich - Charlie Kaufman o Magnolia - Paul Thomas Anderson o The Sixth Sense - M. Night Shyamalan o Topsy-Turvy - Mike Leigh


2000 (73rd) Almost Famous – Cameron Crowe o Billy Elliot – Lee Hall o Erin Brockovich – Susannah Grant o Gladiator – David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson o You Can Count on Me – Kenneth Lonergan 2001 (74th) Gosford Park – Julian Fellowes o Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) – Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant o Memento – Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan o Monster's Ball – Milo Addica and Will Rokos o The Royal Tenenbaums – Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson 2002 (75th) Talk to Her (Hable con ella) – Pedro Almodóvar o Far from Heaven – Todd Haynes o Gangs of New York – Jay Cocks, Kenneth Lonergan and Steven Zaillian o My Big Fat Greek Wedding – Nia Vardalos o And Your Mother Too (Y tu mamá también) – Alfonso Cuarón and Carlos Cuarón 2003 (76th) Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola o The Barbarian Invasions (Les invasions barbares) – Denys Arcand o Dirty Pretty Things – Steven Knight o Finding Nemo – Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds o In America – Jim, Kirsten and Naomi 2004 (77th) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman o The Aviator – John Logan o Hotel Rwanda – Terry George and Keir Pearson o The Incredibles – Brad Bird o Vera Drake – Mike Leigh 2005 (78th) Crash – Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco o Good Night, and Good Luck. – George Clooney and Grant Heslov o Match Point – Woody Allen o The Squid and the Whale – Noah Baumbach o Syriana – Stephen Gaghan 2006 (79th) Little Miss Sunshine – Michael Arndt o Babel – Guillermo Arriaga o Letters from Iwo Jima – Paul Haggis and Iris Yamashita (screenplay and story) o Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno) – Guillermo del Toro o The Queen – Peter Morgan

2007 (80th) Juno – Diablo Cody o Lars and the Real Girl – Nancy Oliver o Michael Clayton – Tony Gilroy o Ratatouille – Brad Bird o The Savages – Tamara Jenkins 2008 (81st) Milk - Dustin Lance Black o Frozen River – Courtney Hunt o Happy-Go-Lucky – Mike Leigh o In Bruges – Martin McDonagh o WALL-E – Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter