Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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The Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the annual film awards given by the Southeastern Film Critics Association.



Year Winner Writer(s) Source
1996* The English Patient Anthony Minghella novel by Michael Ondaatje
1997 L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland novel by James Ellroy
1998 Out of Sight Scott Frank novel by Elmore Leonard
1999 Election Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor novel by Tom Perrotta
* In 1996, the SEFCA only gave an award for Best Screenplay.


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2000 Traffic Stephen Gaghan miniseries by Simon Moore
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
2002 Adaptation. Charlie and Donald Kaufman book by Susan Orlean
2003 Mystic River Brian Helgeland novel by Dennis Lehane
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor novel by Rex Pickett
2005 Brokeback Mountain Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana short story by Annie Proulx
2006 The Departed William Monahan film by Siu Fai Mak and Felix Chong
2007 No Country for Old Men Ethan and Joel Coen novel by Cormac McCarthy
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy novel by Vikas Swarup
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner novel by Walter Kirn


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
2011 The Descendants Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
2012 Argo Chris Terrio The Master of Disguise by Tony Mendez
2013 12 Years a Slave John Ridley memoir by Solomon Northup
2014 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn novel by Gillian Flynn