- Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
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 Award.
The WGA Awards have always been a good indicator for the Academy Awards. From 1990 onwards, only six winners did not win the Academy Award::in 1990 "Avalon" lost to "Ghost",:in 1994 "Four Weddings and a Funeral" lost to "Pulp Fiction" (not nominated for a WGA Award),:in 1995 "Braveheart" lost to "The Usual Suspects" (not nominated for a WGA Award),:in 1997 "As Good As It Gets" lost to "Good Will Hunting", :in 2000 "You Can Count on Me" lost to "Almost Famous" and:in 2002 "Bowling for Columbine" lost to "Hable con ella (Talk to Her)" (not nominated for a WGA Award).
Bull Durham" *:screenplay by Ron Shelton::"Big"::" A Fish Called Wanda"::" Rain Man"::" Working Girl"
Crimes and Misdemeanors" *:screenplay by Woody Allen::" Dead Poets Society"::" The Fabulous Baker Boys"::" sex, lies, and videotape"::" When Harry Met Sally..."
The Crying Game":screenplay by Neil Jordan::" Husbands and Wives"::" Lorenzo's Oil"::" Passion Fish"::" Unforgiven"
Four Weddings and a Funeral" *:screenplay by Richard Curtis::" The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"::" Bullets Over Broadway"::"Ed Wood"::" Heavenly Creatures"
Braveheart" *:screenplay by Randall Wallace::" The American President"::"Clueless"::" Mighty Aphrodite"::" Muriel's Wedding"
As Good as It Gets" *:screenplay by Mark Andrusand James L. Brooks::" Boogie Nights"::" The Full Monty"::" Good Will Hunting"::"Titanic"
Shakespeare in Love":screenplay by Marc Normanand Tom Stoppard::" Bulworth"::" The Opposite of Sex"::" Saving Private Ryan"::" The Truman Show"
Gosford Park":screenplay by Julian Fellowes::" The Man Who Wasn't There"::" Monster's Ball"::" Moulin Rouge!"::" The Royal Tenenbaums"
Bowling for Columbine" **:screenplay by Michael Moore::" Antwone Fisher"::" Far from Heaven"::" Gangs of New York"::" My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
*"'2005: "Crash":screenplay by
Paul Haggisand Robert Moresco::" The 40 Year Old Virgin"::" Cinderella Man"::" Good Night, and Good Luck."::" The Squid and the Whale"
*"'2007: "Juno":screenplay by
Diablo Cody::" Knocked Up" - Judd Apatow::" Lars and the Real Girl" - Nancy Oliver::"Michael Clayton" - Tony Gilroy::"The Savages" - Tamara Jenkins
: * - Writer(s) did not win the Academy Award.: ** - Writer(s) was not even nominated for the Academy Award.
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