Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay


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).

Winners

1980s

*"'1984: "Broadway Danny Rose" *:screenplay by Woody Allen::"El norte (The North)"::"Places in the Heart"::"Romancing the Stone"::"Splash"

*"'1985: "Witness":screenplay by William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace::"Back to the Future"::"Cocoon"::"Mask"::"The Purple Rose of Cairo"

*"'1986: "Hannah and Her Sisters":screenplay by Woody Allen::"Blue Velvet"::"Mona Lisa"::"Platoon"::"Salvador"

*"'1987: "Moonstruck":screenplay by John Patrick Shanley::"Broadcast News"::"Hope and Glory"::"The Last Emperor"::"Radio Days"

*"'1988: "Bull Durham" *:screenplay by Ron Shelton::"Big"::"A Fish Called Wanda"::"Rain Man"::"Working Girl"

*"'1989: "Crimes and Misdemeanors" *:screenplay by Woody Allen::"Dead Poets Society"::"The Fabulous Baker Boys"::"sex, lies, and videotape"::"When Harry Met Sally..."

1990s

*"'1990: "Avalon" *:screenplay by Barry Levinson::"Alice"::"Ghost"::"Green Card"::"Pretty Woman"

*"'1991: "Thelma & Louise":screenplay by Callie Khouri::"Boyz n the Hood"::"Bugsy"::"The Fisher King"::"Grand Canyon"

*"'1992: "The Crying Game":screenplay by Neil Jordan::"Husbands and Wives"::"Lorenzo's Oil"::"Passion Fish"::"Unforgiven"

*"'1993: "The Piano":screenplay by Jane Campion::"Dave"::"In the Line of Fire"::"Philadelphia"::"Sleepless in Seattle"

*"'1994: "Four Weddings and a Funeral" *:screenplay by Richard Curtis::"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"::"Bullets Over Broadway"::"Ed Wood"::"Heavenly Creatures"

*"'1995: "Braveheart" *:screenplay by Randall Wallace::"The American President"::"Clueless"::"Mighty Aphrodite"::"Muriel's Wedding"

*"'1996: "Fargo":screenplay by Ethan and Joel Coen::"Jerry Maguire"::"Lone Star"::"Secrets & Lies"::"Shine"

*"'1997: "As Good as It Gets" *:screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks::"Boogie Nights"::"The Full Monty"::"Good Will Hunting"::"Titanic"

*"'1998: "Shakespeare in Love":screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard::"Bulworth"::"The Opposite of Sex"::"Saving Private Ryan"::"The Truman Show"

*"'1999: "American Beauty":screenplay by Alan Ball::"Being John Malkovich"::"Magnolia"::"The Sixth Sense"::"Three Kings"

2000s

*"'2000: "You Can Count on Me" *:screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan::"Almost Famous"::"Best in Show"::"Billy Elliot"::"Erin Brockovich"

*"'2001: "Gosford Park":screenplay by Julian Fellowes::"The Man Who Wasn't There"::"Monster's Ball"::"Moulin Rouge!"::"The Royal Tenenbaums"
*"'2002: "Bowling for Columbine" **:screenplay by Michael Moore::"Antwone Fisher"::"Far from Heaven"::"Gangs of New York"::"My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

*"'2003: "Lost in Translation":screenplay by Sofia Coppola::"Bend It Like Beckham"::"Dirty Pretty Things"::"In America"::"The Station Agent"

*"'2004: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind":screenplay by Charlie Kaufman::"The Aviator"::"Garden State"::"Hotel Rwanda"::"Kinsey"

*"'2005: "Crash":screenplay by Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco::"The 40 Year Old Virgin"::"Cinderella Man"::"Good Night, and Good Luck."::"The Squid and the Whale"

*"'2006: "Little Miss Sunshine":screenplay by Michael Arndt::"Babel"::"The Queen"::"Stranger Than Fiction"::"United 93"

*"'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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