AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

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Best Screenplay
AACTA International Award
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded 2012
Currently held by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bó, Birdman (2014)
Official website http://www.aacta.org

The AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which rewards achievements in feature films, regardless of the country the film was made.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the international chapter of the Academy, which comprises eighty members of Australian filmmakers and executives.[3]

The prize was first handed out at the 1st AACTA International Awards presentation, and awarded to George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon for The Ides of March, and J. C. Chandor for Margin Call.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the winner is marked in a separate colour, and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.[4]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Screenwriter(s) Notes
2011
(1st)
The Ides of March George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon Adaptation of the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon
Margin Call J. C. Chandor Original screenplay
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius Original screenplay
The Descendants Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Melancholia Lars von Trier Original screenplay
Moneyball Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Michael Lewis
Midnight in Paris Woody Allen Original screenplay
We Need to Talk About Kevin Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Lionel Shriver
2012
(2nd)
Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino Original screenplay
Argo Chris Terrio Adaptation of the memoir Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Tony Mendez and Joshuah Bearman's 2007 Wired magazine article The Great Escape.
Lincoln Tony Kushner Adaptation of the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson Original screenplay
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick
Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal Original screenplay
2013
(3rd)
American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell Original screenplay
12 Years a Slave John Ridley Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Solomon Northup
Blue Jasmine Woody Allen Original screenplay
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel and Ethan Coen Original screenplay
Saving Mr. Banks Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith Original screenplay
2014
(4th)
Birdman Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bó Original screenplay
Boyhood Richard Linklater Original screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson Original screenplay
The Imitation Game Graham Moore Adaption of the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Whiplash Damien Chazelle Original screenplay

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Awards - AACTA International Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Australian Academy announces nominees for 3rd AACTA International Awards" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 13 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "AACTA International Award Nominees" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 

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