Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay is one of the annual film awards given by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.

Winners[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2002 Charlie Kaufman Adaptation. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
2003 Brian Helgeland Mystic River novel by Dennis Lehane
Bráulio Mantovani City of God (Cidade de Deus) novel by Paulo Lins
Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh and Philippa Boyens The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
Billy Ray Shattered Glass article by H. G. Bissinger
Peter Weir and John Collee Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World novels by Patrick O'Brian
2004 Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor Sideways novel by Rex Pickett
2005 Dan Futterman Capote In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana Brokeback Mountain short story by Annie Proulx
Arthur Golden, Robin Swicord and Doug Wright Memoirs of a Geisha novel by Arthur Golden
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth Munich book by George Jonas
Deborah Moggach Pride and Prejudice novel by Jane Austen
2006 Jason Reitman Thank You for Smoking novel by Christopher Buckley
2007 Aaron Sorkin Charlie Wilson's War novel by George Crile III
2008 Simon Beaufoy Slumdog Millionaire Q & A by Vikas Swarup
2009 Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner Up in the Air novel by Walter Kirn
Nick Hornby An Education memoir by Lynn Barber
Geoffrey Fletcher Precious novel by Sapphire
John Lee Hancock The Blind Side book by Michael Lewis
Joe Penhall The Road novel by Cormac McCarthy

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2010 Aaron Sorkin The Social Network The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy 127 Hours Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
Michael Arndt Toy Story 3 Characters by John Lasseter
Joel and Ethan Coen True Grit novel by Charles Portis
Debra Granik and Anne Rosselini Winter's Bone novel by Daniel Woodrell
2011 Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Alexander Payne The Descendants novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Tate Taylor The Help novel by Kathryn Stockett
John Logan Hugo The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Moneyball novel by Charles Portis
Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
2012 David O. Russell Silver Linings Playbook novel by Matthew Quick
Chris Terrio Argo The Master of Disguise by Tony Mendez
David Magee Life of Pi novel by Yann Martel
Tony Kushner Lincoln Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Stephen Chbosky The Perks of Being a Wallflower novel by Stephen Chbosky
2013 John Ridley 12 Years a Slave Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater Before Midnight Characters by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
Billy Ray Captain Phillips A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber The Spectacular Now novel by Tim Tharp
Terence Winter The Wolf of Wall Street memoir by Jordan Belfort
2014 Gillian Flynn Gone Girl novel by Gillian Flynn
Graham Moore The Imitation Game Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Paul Thomas Anderson Inherent Vice novel by Thomas Pynchon
Anthony McCarten The Theory of Everything Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking
Nick Hornby Wild Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed