Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Screenplays, Adapted - Full List

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2000s

2008

Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

Eric Roth, Robin Swicord (story) – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley – Doubt
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
David Hare – The Reader

2007

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men

Christopher Hampton – Atonement
Sarah Polley – Away from Her
Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood

2006

William Monahan – The Departed

Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer, Todd Phillips – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby – Children of Men
Todd Field, Tom Perrotta – Little Children
Patrick Marber – Notes on a Scandal

2005

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana – Brokeback Mountain

Dan Futterman – Capote
Jeffrey Caine – The Constant Gardener
Josh Olson – A History of Violence
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth – Munich

2004

Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor – Sideways

Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke – Before Sunset
David Magee – Finding Neverland
Paul Haggis – Million Dollar Baby
Jose Rivera – The Motorcycle Diaries

2003

Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter JacksonThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman – American Splendor
Braulio Mantovani – City of God
Brian Helgeland – Mystic River
Gary Ross – Seabiscuit

2002

Ronald HarwoodThe Pianist

Peter Hedges, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz – About a Boy
Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman – Adaptation
Bill Condon – Chicago
David Hare – The Hours

2001

Akiva GoldsmanA Beautiful Mind

Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff – Ghost World
Rob Festinger, Todd Field – In The Bedroom
Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger Schulman, Joe Stillman – Shrek

2000

Stephen GaghanTraffic

Robert Jacobs – Chocolat
James Schamus, Kuo Tsai, Hui-Ling Wang – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Steven Kloves – Wonder Boys

 

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1990s

1999

John Irving – The Cider House Rules

Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor – Election
Frank Darabont – The Green Mile
Michael Mann, Eric Roth – The Insider
Anthony Minghella – The Talented Mr. Ripley

1998

Bill CondonGods and Monsters

Scott Frank – Out of Sight
Elaine May – Primary Colors
Scott Smith – A Simple Plan
Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line

1997

Curtis Hanson, Brian Helgeland – L.A. Confidential

Paul Attanasio – Donnie Brasco
Atom Egoyan – The Sweet Hereafter
Hilary Henkin, David Mamet – Wag the Dog
Hossein Amini – The Wings of the Dove

1996

Billy Bob ThorntonSling Blade

Arthur Miller – The Crucible
Anthony Minghella – The English Patient
Kenneth Branagh – Hamlet
John Hodge – Trainspotting

1995

Emma ThompsonSense and Sensibility

William Broyles, Al Reinert – Apollo 13
George Miller, Chris Noonan – Babe
Mike Figgis – Leaving Las Vegas
Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Giacomo Scarpelli, Furio Scarpelli, Massimo Troisi – The Postman/Il Postino

1994

Eric RothForrest Gump

Alan Bennett – The Madness of King George
Robert Benton – Nobody's Fool
Paul Attanasio – Quiz Show
Frank Darabont – The Shawshank Redemption

1993

Steven Zaillian – Schindler's List

Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese – The Age of Innocence
Terry George, Jim Sheridan – In the Name of the Father
Ruth Jhabvala – The Remains of the Day
William Nicholson – Shadowlands

1992

Ruth Jhabvala – Howards End

Peter Barnes – Enchanted April
Michael Tolkin – The Player
Richard Friedenberg – A River Runs Through It
Bo Goldman – Scent of a Woman

1991

Ted Tally – The Silence of the Lambs

Agnieszka Holland – Europa, Europa
Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski – Fried Green Tomatoes
Zachary Sklar, Oliver Stone – JFK
Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston – The Prince of Tides

1990

Michael BlakeDances With Wolves

Steven Zaillian – Awakenings
Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese – Goodfellas
Donald Westlake – The Grifters
Nicholas Kazan – Reversal of Fortune

 

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1980s

1989

Alfred UhryDriving Miss Daisy

Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone – Born On the Fourth of July
Paul Mazursky, Roger Simon – Enemies, A Love Story
Phil Robinson – Field of Dreams
Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan – My Left Foot

1988

Christopher Hampton – Dangerous Liaisons

Frank Galati, Lawrence Kasdan – The Accidental Tourist
Tab Murphy, Anna Phelan – Gorillas In the Mist
Christine Edzard – Little Dorrit
Jean-Claude Carričre, Philip Kaufman – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

1987

Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe – The Last Emperor

Tony Huston – The Dead
James Dearden – Fatal Attraction
Gustav Hasford, Michael Herr, Stanley Kubrick – Full Metal Jacket
Per Berglund, Brasse Brannstrom, Lasse Hallström, Reidar Jonsson – My Life As a Dog

1986

Ruth Jhabvala – A Room With a View

Hesper Anderson, Mark Medoff – Children of a Lesser God
Richard Price – The Color of Money
Beth Henley – Crimes of the Heart
Bruce Evans, Raynold Gideon – Stand By Me

1985

Kurt LuedtkeOut of Africa

Menno Meyjes – The Color Purple
Leonard Schrader – Kiss of the Spider Woman
Richard Condon, Janet Roach – Prizzi's Honor
Horton Foote – The Trip To Bountiful

1984

Peter Shaffer – Amadeus

Michael Austin, P. H. Vazak – Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Bruce Robinson – The Killing Fields
David Lean – A Passage to India
Charles Fuller – A Soldier's Story

1983

James Brooks – Terms of Endearment

Harold Pinter – Betrayal
Ronald Harwood – The Dresser
Willy Russell – Educating Rita
Julius Epstein – Reuben, Reuben

1982

Constantin Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart – Missing

Wolfgang Petersen – Das Boot
Alan Pakula – Sophie's Choice
David Mamet – The Verdict
Blake Edwards – Victor/Victoria

1981

Ernest Thompson – On Golden Pond

Harold Pinter – French Lieutenant's Woman
Dennis Potter – Pennies From Heaven
Jay Allen, Sidney Lumet – Prince of the City
Micheal Weller – Ragtime

1980

Alvin Sargent – Ordinary People

Bruce Beresford, Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens – Breaker Morant
Tom Rickman – Coal Miner's Daughter
Eric Bergren, Christopher Devore, David Lynch – The Elephant Man
Lawrence Marcus, Richard Rush – The Stunt Man

 

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1970s

1979

Robert Benton – Kramer vs. Kramer

Francis Coppola, John Milius – Apocalyse Now
Marcello Danon, Edouard Molinaro, Jean Poiret, Francis Veber – La Cage aux Folles
Allan Burns – A Little Romance
Harriet Frank, Irving Ravetch – Norma Rae

1978

Oliver Stone – Midnight Express

Walter Newman – Bloodbrothers
Neil Simon – California Suite
Warren Beatty, Elaine May – Heaven Can Wait
Bernard Slade – Same Time, Next Year

1977

Alvin Sargent – Julia

Peter Shaffer – Equus
Lewis Carlino, Gavin Lambert – I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Larry Gelbart – Oh, God!
Luis Buńuel, Jean-Claude Carričre – That Obscure Object of Desire

1976

William Goldman – All the President's Men

Robert Getchell – Bound for Glory
Federico Fellini, Bernadino Zapponi – Fellini's Casanova
Nicholas Meyer – The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
David Butler, Steve Shagan – Voyage of the Damned

1975

Bo Goldman, Laurence Hauben – One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Stanley Kubrick – Barry Lyndon
Gladys Hill, John Huston – The Man Who Would Be King
Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi – Scent of a Woman
Neil Simon – The Sunshine Boys

1974

Francis Coppola, Mario Puzo – The Godfather Part II

Lionel Chetwynd, Mordecai Richler – The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Julian Barry – Lenny
Paul Dehn – Murder on the Orient Express
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder – Young Frankenstein

1973

William Blatty – The Exorcist

Robert Towne – The Last Detail
James Bridges – The Paper Chase
Alvin Sargent – Paper Moon
Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler – Serpico

1972

Francis Coppola, Mario Puzo – The Godfather

Jay Allen – Cabaret
Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell – The Emigrants
Julius Epstein – Pete 'N' Tillie
Lonne Elder – Sounder

1971

Ernest Tidyman – The French Connection

Stanley Kubrick – A Clockwork Orange
Bernardo Bertolucci – The Conformist
Vittorio Bonicelli, Ugo Pirro – The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry – The Last Picture Show

1970

Ring Lardner – M*A*S*H

George Seaton – Airport
Robert Anderson – I Never Sang for My Father
Joseph Bologna, David Goodman, Renee Taylor – Lovers and Other Strangers
Larry Kramer – Women in Love

 

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1960s

1969

Waldo Salt – Midnight Cowboy

Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove – Anne of the Thousand Days
Arnold Schulman – Goodbye, Columbus
James Poe, Robert Thompson – They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Constantin Costa-Gavras, Jorge Semprun – Z

1968

James Goldman – The Lion in Winter

Neil Simon – The Odd Couple
Vernon Harris – Oliver!
Stewart Stern – Rachel, Rachel
Roman Polanski – Rosemary's Baby

1967

Stirling Silliphant – In the Heat of the Night

Don Pearce, Frank Pierson – Cool Hand Luke
Buck Henry, Calder Willingham – The Graduate
Richard Brooks – In Cold Blood
Fred Haines, Joseph Strick – Ulysses

1966

Robert Bolt – A Man for All Seasons

Bill Naughton – Alfie
Richard Brooks – The Professionals
William Rose – The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Ernest Lehman – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1965

Robert Bolt – Doctor Zhivago

Walter Newman, Frank Pierson – Cat Ballou
John Kohn, Stanley Mann – The Collector
Abby Mann – Ship of Fools
Herb Gardner – A Thousand Clowns

1964

Edward Anhalt – Becket

Peter George, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern – Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Don DaGradi, Bill Walsh – Mary Poppins
Alan Lerner – My Fair Lady
Michael Cacoyannis – Zorba the Greek

1963

John Osborne – Tom Jones

Richard Breen, Henry Ephron, Phoebe Ephron – Captain Newman, M. D.
Harriet Frank, Irving Ravetch – Hud
James Poe – Lilies of the Field
Serge Bourguigon, Antoine Tudal – Sundays and Cybčle

1962

Horton Foote – To Kill a Mockingbird

Eleanor Perry – David and Lisa
Robert Bolt – Lawrence of Arabia
Vladimir Nabakov – Lolita
William Gibson – The Miracle Worker

1961

Abby Mann – Judgement at Nuremburg

George Axelrod – Breakfast at Tiffany's
Carl Foreman – The Guns of Navarone
Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen – The Hustler
Ernest Lehman – West Side Story

1960

Richard Brooks – Elmer Gantry

Nathan Douglas, Harold Smith – Inherit the Wind
T. E. B. Clarke, Gavin Lambert – Sons and Lovers
Isobel Lannart – The Sundowners
James Kennaway – Tunes of Glory

 

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1950s

1959

Neil Paterson – Room at the Top

Wendell Mayes – Anatomy of a Murder
Karl Tunberg – Ben-Hur
Robert Anderson – The Nun's Story
I. A. L. Diamond, Billy Wilder – Some Like it Hot

1958

Alan Lerner – Gigi

Richard Brooks, James Poe – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Alec Guinness – The Horse's Mouth
Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz – I Want to Live!
John Gay, Terrence Rattigan – Separate Tables

1957

Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson – The Bridge on the River Kwai

Reginald Rose – 12 Angry Men
John Huston, John Mahin – Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
John Hayes – Peyton Place
Paul Osborn – Sayonara

1956

John Farrow, S. Perelman, James Poe – Around the World in 80 Days

Tennessee Williams – Baby Doll
Michael Wilson – Friendly Persuasion
Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat – Giant
Norman Corwin – Lust for Life

1955

Paddy Chayefsky – Marty

Millard Kaufman – Bad Day at Black Rock
Richard Brooks – Blackboard Jungle
Paul Osborn – East of Eden
Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart – Love Me or Leave Me

1954

George Seaton – The Country Girl

Stanley Roberts – The Caine Mutiny
John Hayes – Rear Window
Ernest Lehman, Samuel Taylor, Billy Wilder – Sabrina
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Dorothy Kingsley – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

1953

Daniel Taradash – From Here to Eternity

Eric Ambler – The Cruel Sea
Helen Deutsch – Lili
John Dighton, Ian McLellan Hunter – Roman Holiday
A. B. Guthrie – Shane

1952

Charles Schnee – The Bad and the Beautiful

Michael Wilson – Five Fingers
Carl Foreman – High Noon
John Dighton, Roger MacDougall, Alexander Mackendrick – The Man in the White Suit
Frank Nugent – The Quiet Man

1951

Harry Brown, Michael Wilson – A Place in the Sun

James Agee, John Huston – The African Queen
Robert Wyler, Philip Yordan – Detective Story
Jacques Natanson, Max Ophüls – La Ronde
Tennessee Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire

1950

Joseph Mankiewicz – All About Eve

John Huston, Ben Maddow – The Asphalt Jungle
Albert Mannheimer – Born Yesterday
Michael Blankfort – Broken Arrow
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett – Father of the Bride

 

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1940s

1949

Joseph Mankiewicz – A Letter to Three Wives

Robert Rossen – All the King's Men
Cesare Zavattini – The Bicycle Thief
Carl Foreman – Champion
Graham Greene – The Fallen Idol

1948

John Huston – Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Charles Brackett, Richard Breen, Billy Wilder – A Foreign Affair
Allen Vincent, Irmgard Von Cube – Johnny Belinda
Richard Schweizer, David Wechsler – The Search
Millen Brand, Frank Partos – The Snake Pit

1947

George Seaton – Miracle on 34th Street

Richard Murphy – Boomerang!
John Paxton – Crossfire
Moss Hart – Gentleman's Agreement
Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame – Great Expectations

1946

Robert Sherwood – The Best Years of Our Lives

Sally Benson, Talbot Jennings – Anna and the King of Siam
Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame – Brief Encounter
Anthony Veiller – The Killers
Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini – Open City

1945

Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder – The Lost Weekend

Ranald MacDougall – Mildred Pierce
Albert Maltz – Pride of the Marines
Leopold Atlas, Guy Endore, Philip Stevenson – The Story of G.I. Joe
Frank Davis, Tess Slesinger – A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

1944

Frank Butler, Frank Cavett – Going My Way

Raymond Chandler, Billy Wilder – Double Indemnity
Walter Reisch, John Van Druten – Gaslight
Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Betty Reinhardt – Laura
Irving Brecher, Fred Finkelhoffe – Meet Me In St. Louis

1943

Philip Epstein, Julius Epstein, Howard KochCasablanca

Nunnally Johnson – Holy Matrimony
Richard Flournoy, Lewis Foster, Frank Ross, Robert Russell – The More the Merrier
George Seaton – The Song of Bernadette
Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman – Watch On the Rhine

1942

George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis – Mrs. Miniver

Rodney Ackland, Emeric Pressburger – The Invaders (The 49th Parallel)
Herman Mankiewicz, Jo Swerling – The Pride of the Yankees
George Froeschel, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis – Random Harvest
Sidney Buchman, Irwin Shaw – The Talk of the Town

1941

Sidney Buchman, Seton Miller – Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder – Hold Back the Dawn
Philip Dunne – How Green Was My Valley
Lillian Hellman – The Little Foxes
John Huston – The Maltese Falcon

1940

Donald StewartThe Philadelphia Story

Nunnally Johnson – The Grapes of Wrath
Dalton Trumbo – Kitty Foyle
Dudley Nichols – The Long Voyage Home
Joan Harrison, Robert Sherwood – Rebecca

 

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1930s

1939

Sidney HowardGone With the Wind

Eric Maschwitz, R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West – Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Sidney Buchman – Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Billy Wilder – Ninotchka
Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur – Wuthering Heights

1938

Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Lewis, W.P. Lipscomb, George Shaw – Pygmalion

John Meehan, Dore Schary – Boys Town
Ian Dalrymple, Elizabeth Hill, Frank Wead – The Citadel
Lenore Coffee, Julius Epstein – Four Daughters
Robert Riskin – You Can't Take It With You

1937

Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Norman Raine – The Life of Emile Zola

Vina Delmar – The Awful Truth
Marc Connolly, John Mahin, Dale Van Every – Captains Courageous
Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller – Stage Door
Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker – A Star Is Born

1936

Pierre Collings, Sheridan Gibney – The Story of Louis Pasteur

Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett – After the Thin Man
Sidney Howard – Dodsworth
Robert Riskin – Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Eric Hatch, Morrie Ryskind – My Man Godfrey

1935

Dudley Nichols – The Informer

Achmed Abdullah, John Balderston, Grover Jones, William McNutt, Waldemar Young – The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings, Carey Wilson – Mutiny On the Bounty

1934

Robert Riskin – It Happened One Night

Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett – The Thin Man
Ben Hecht – Viva Villa!

1933

Victor Heerman, Sarah Mason – Little Women

Robert Riskin – Lady for a Day
Paul Green, Sonya Levien – State Fair

1932

Edwin Burke – Bad Girl

Sidney Howard – Arrowsmith
Percy Heath, Samuel Hoffenstein – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1931

Howard Estabrook – Cimarron

Seton Miller, Fred Niblo – The Criminal Code
Horace Jackson – Holiday
Francis Faragoh, Robert Lee – Little Ceasar
Joseph Mankiewicz, Sam Mintz – Skippy

 

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1920s

1928

Benjamin Glazer – Seventh Heaven

Anthony Coldeway – Glorious Betsy
Alfred Cohn – The Jazz Singer