Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Writers Guild of America Award for Original Screenplay
Awarded for Outstanding Writing for a Film Written Directly for the Screen
Country United States
Presented by Writers Guild of America
First awarded 1970
Currently held by Get Out (2017)
Website http://www.wga.org/

The Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay is one of the three film writing awards given by the Writers Guild of America.

Winners and nominees



Best Original Drama

Best Original Comedy


Best Original Drama

Best Original Comedy


Best Original Drama

Best Original Comedy

Year Film Writer(s)
Broadway Danny RoseWoody Allen
El NorteGregory Nava and Anna Thomas
Places in the HeartRobert Benton
Romancing the StoneDiane Thomas
SplashLowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman and Brian Grazer
WitnessWilliam Kelley and Earl W. Wallace
Back to the FutureRobert Zemeckis and Bob Gale
CocoonTom Benedek
MaskAnna Hamilton Phelan
The Purple Rose of CairoWoody Allen
Hannah and Her SistersWoody Allen
Blue VelvetDavid Lynch
Mona LisaNeil Jordan and David Leland
PlatoonOliver Stone
SalvadorRichard Boyle and Oliver Stone
MoonstruckJohn Patrick Shanley
Broadcast NewsJames L. Brooks
Hope and GloryJohn Boorman
The Last Emperor ††Bernardo Bertolucci and Mark Peploe
Radio DaysWoody Allen
Bull DurhamRon Shelton
BigGary Ross and Anne Spielberg
A Fish Called WandaJohn Cleese and Charles Crichton
Rain ManRonald Bass and Barry Morrow
Working GirlKevin Wade
Crimes and MisdemeanorsWoody Allen
Dead Poets SocietyTom Schulman
The Fabulous Baker BoysSteve Kloves
Sex, Lies, and VideotapeSteven Soderbergh
When Harry Met Sally...Nora Ephron


Year Film Writer(s)
AvalonBarry Levinson
AliceWoody Allen
GhostBruce Joel Rubin
Green CardPeter Weir
Pretty WomanJ. F. Lawton
Thelma & LouiseCallie Khouri
Boyz n the HoodJohn Singleton
BugsyJames Toback
The Fisher KingRichard LaGravenese
Grand CanyonLawrence and Meg Kasdan
The Crying GameNeil Jordan
Husbands and WivesWoody Allen
Lorenzo's OilNick Enright and George Miller
Passion FishJohn Sayles
UnforgivenDavid Webb Peoples
The PianoJane Campion
DaveGary Ross
In the Line of FireJeff Maguire
PhiladelphiaRon Nyswaner
Sleepless in SeattleJeff Arch, Nora Ephron, and David S. Ward
Four Weddings and a FuneralRichard Curtis
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the DesertStephan Elliott
Bullets over BroadwayWoody Allen and Douglas McGrath
Ed WoodScott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Heavenly CreaturesPeter Jackson and Fran Walsh
BraveheartRandall Wallace
The American PresidentAaron Sorkin
CluelessAmy Heckerling
Mighty AphroditeWoody Allen
Muriel's WeddingP. J. Hogan
FargoJoel Coen and Ethan Coen
Jerry MaguireCameron Crowe
Lone StarJohn Sayles
Secrets & LiesMike Leigh
ShineScott Hicks and Jan Sardi
As Good as It GetsJames L. Brooks and Mark Andrus
Boogie NightsPaul Thomas Anderson
The Full MontySimon Beaufoy
Good Will HuntingBen Affleck and Matt Damon
TitanicJames Cameron
Shakespeare in LoveMarc Norman and Tom Stoppard
BulworthWarren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser
The Opposite of SexDon Roos
Saving Private RyanRobert Rodat
The Truman ShowAndrew Niccol
American BeautyAlan Ball
Being John MalkovichCharlie Kaufman
MagnoliaPaul Thomas Anderson
The Sixth SenseM. Night Shyamalan
Three KingsJohn Ridley and David O. Russell


Year Film Writer(s)
You Can Count On MeKenneth Lonergan
Almost FamousCameron Crowe
Best in ShowChristopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Billy ElliotLee Hall
Erin BrockovichSusannah Grant
Gosford ParkJulian Fellowes
The Man Who Wasn't ThereJoel Coen and Ethan Coen
Monster's BallMilo Addica and Will Rokos
Moulin Rouge!Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
The Royal TenenbaumsWes Anderson and Owen Wilson
Bowling for ColumbineMichael Moore
Antwone FisherAntwone Fisher
Far from HeavenTodd Haynes
Gangs of New YorkJay Cocks, Kenneth Lonergan, and Steven Zaillian
My Big Fat Greek WeddingNia Vardalos
Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola
Bend It Like BeckhamPaul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra, and Gurinder Chadha
Dirty Pretty ThingsSteven Knight
In AmericaJim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan
The Station AgentThomas McCarthy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindCharlie Kaufman
The AviatorJohn Logan
Garden StateZach Braff
Hotel RwandaTerry George and Keir Pearson
KinseyBill Condon
CrashPaul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
The 40-Year-Old VirginJudd Apatow and Steve Carell
Cinderella ManAkiva Goldsman and Cliff Hollingsworth
Good Night, and Good Luck.George Clooney and Grant Heslov
The Squid and the WhaleNoah Baumbach
Little Miss SunshineMichael Arndt
BabelGuillermo Arriaga
The QueenPeter Morgan
Stranger than FictionZach Helm
United 93Paul Greengrass
JunoDiablo Cody
Knocked UpJudd Apatow
Lars and the Real GirlNancy Oliver
Michael ClaytonTony Gilroy
The SavagesTamara Jenkins
MilkDustin Lance Black
Burn After ReadingJoel Coen and Ethan Coen
Vicky Cristina BarcelonaWoody Allen
The VisitorTom McCarthy
The WrestlerRobert Siegel
The Hurt LockerMark Boal
(500) Days of SummerScott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
AvatarJames Cameron
The HangoverJon Lucas and Scott Moore
A Serious ManJoel Coen and Ethan Coen


Year Film Writer(s)
InceptionChristopher Nolan
Black SwanMark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin
The FighterScott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, and Keith Dorrington
The Kids Are All RightLisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
Please GiveNicole Holofcener
Midnight in ParisWoody Allen
50/50Will Reiser
BridesmaidsAnnie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
Win WinTom McCarthy
Young AdultDiablo Cody
Zero Dark ThirtyMark Boal
FlightJohn Gatins
LooperRian Johnson
The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson and Roman Coppola
HerSpike Jonze
American HustleEric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue JasmineWoody Allen
Dallas Buyers ClubCraig Borten and Melisa Wallack
NebraskaBob Nelson
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
BoyhoodRichard Linklater
FoxcatcherE. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
NightcrawlerDan Gilroy
Whiplash ‡‡Damien Chazelle
SpotlightTom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Bridge of SpiesMatt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
SicarioTaylor Sheridan
Straight Outta ComptonJonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus
TrainwreckAmy Schumer
Moonlight ††Barry Jenkins; story by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Hell or High WaterTaylor Sheridan
La La LandDamien Chazelle
LovingJeff Nichols
Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
Get OutJordan Peele
The Big SickEmily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
I, TonyaSteven Rogers
Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

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