Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Currently held by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Nicolás Giacobone
Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.
Armando Bo
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Official website http://www.oscars.org

The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. It was created for 1940 as a separate writing award from the Academy Award for Best Story. Beginning with the Oscars for 1957, the two categories were combined to honor only the screenplay. In 2002, the name of the award was changed from Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) to Writing (Original Screenplay).[1][2]

Notable nominees[edit]

Noted novelists and playwrights who have received nominations in this category include: John Steinbeck, Noël Coward, Raymond Chandler, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Edward Bond, Arthur C. Clarke, Lillian Hellman, Neil Simon, Tom Stoppard, and Terence Rattigan.

Special winners[edit]

Woody Allen has the most nominations in this category with 16, and the most awards with 3. He also holds the record as the oldest winner (at age 76 for Midnight in Paris, 2011).[3]

Ben Affleck is the youngest winner, at the age of 25 for Good Will Hunting; he co-wrote the screenplay with Matt Damon (age 27 at the time of their award).

Richard Schweizer was the first to win for a foreign-language film, Marie-Louise. Other winners for a non-English screenplay include Albert Lamorisse, Pietro Germi, Claude Lelouch, and Pedro Almodóvar. Lamorisse is additionally the only person to win or even be nominated for Best Original Screenplay for a short film.

Muriel Box was the first woman to win in this category; she shared the award with her husband, Sydney Box. The Boxes are also the first married couple to win in this category. Only three other married couples won an Oscar in another category. They are; Earl W. Wallace and Pamela Wallace (for Original Screenplay), Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (for Adapted Screenplay and Picture), and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (for Original Song).

In 1996, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen became the only siblings to win in this category. Francis Ford Coppola (1970) and Sofia Coppola (2003) are the only father-daughter pair to win.

Preston Sturges was nominated for two different films in the same year (1944): Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. Oliver Stone achieved the same distinction in 1986, for Platoon and Salvador. Maurice Richlin and Stanley Shapiro were nominated in 1959 for both Operation Petticoat and Pillow Talk and won for the latter.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first in colored row, followed by the other nominees.

Black-and-white photo of Herman J. Mankiewicz in 1943.
Herman J. Mankiewicz, co-winner of the second award in this category (for Citizen Kane).
Black-and-white portrait of Orson Welles by photographer Carl Van Vechten in 1937.
Orson Welles co-won the award for Citizen Kane in 1941.
Photograph of Billy Wilder with actress Gloria Swanson during filming of Sunset Boulevard.
Screenwriter and director Billy Wilder (right) received two awards in this category in collaboration with others—one for Sunset Boulevard and one for The Apartment.
Black-and-white photo of William Inge in 1954.
William Inge earned this award in 1961 for Splendor in the Grass.
Photograph of screenwriter William Rose on his wedding day in 1944, along with his wife and guests.
William Rose (center right) won once in this category from three nominations.
Mel Brooks in 2010 at a ceremony to give him a star on the Walk of Fame.
Mel Brooks won in 1968 for The Producers.
Francis Ford Coppola in 2011.
Francis Ford Coppola, co-winner of the 1970 award for Patton.
A young Paddy Chayefsky in 1958.
Paddy Chayefsky garnered two solo wins in this category—one for 1971's The Hospital and one for 1976's Network.
Robert Towne smoking in a cigar from a still of the movie that bears his name.
The screenwriter of Chinatown, Robert Towne, received this award.
Woody Allen in the 1970s.
Woody Allen earned three Original Screenplay Oscars, for Annie Hall (along with Marshall Brickman), Hannah and Her Sisters, and Midnight in Paris. He has received sixteen nominations total, the most of any writer.
Steve Tesich outside on a snowy day in 1990.
Steve Tesich received the award in 1979 for Breaking Away.
Bo Goldman and Miloš Forman on the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975.
Bo Goldman won in 1980 for Melvin and Howard.
John Patrick Shanley in 2011.
John Patrick Shanley, winner of this award for the 1987 romantic comedy Moonstruck.
Callie Khouri appearing at PaleyFest in 2013.
Callie Khouri became the first woman to garner a solo win in this category with her work on Thelma & Louise.
Neil Jordan at the premiere of Ondine at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
Neil Jordan won in 1992 for The Crying Game.
Jane Campion during an interview at a 2010 film festival.
Jane Campion won for The Piano in 1993.
Tarantino at the Césars.
Quentin Tarantino has received two awards from three nominations. His wins were eighteen years apart—the first was for Pulp Fiction in 1994, while the second was for 2012's Django Unchained.
Christopher McQuarrie on the red carpet at a film festival.
Christopher McQuarrie received the award for The Usual Suspects.
The Coen brothers at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.
Writer-director pair the Coen brothers won in 1996 for Fargo.
Ben Affleck at ComicCon 2015.
Ben Affleck, co-winner of 1997's award for Good Will Hunting.
Matt Damon at the world premiere of The Martian at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
Matt Damon also received the award for Good Will Hunting.
Tom Stoppard after the premiere of The Coast of Utopia in 2007.
Tom Stoppard garnered the award for Shakespeare in Love.
Alan Ball in 2008.
Alan Ball won in 2000 for 1999's American Beauty.
Cameron Crowe at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival promoting Elizabethtown.
Cameron Crowe won for 2000's Almost Famous.
Cody, January 2008.
Diablo Cody won for 2007's Juno.
Dustin Lance Black at the 81st Academy Awards.
Dustin Lance Black won for 2008's Milk.
Boal in 2012.
Mark Boal won in 2010 for The Hurt Locker.
Jonze at the 2013 New York Film Festival.
Spike Jonze won for 2013's Her.
Year Screenwriter(s) Film Ref.
1940
(13th)
Preston SturgesAward winner The Great McGinty [4]
Ben Hecht Angels Over Broadway
Norman Burnside
Heinz Herald
John Huston
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Charles Bennett
Joan Harrison
Foreign Correspondent
Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator
1941
(14th)
Herman J. MankiewiczAward winner
Orson WellesAward winner
Citizen Kane [5]
Norman Krasna The Devil and Miss Jones
Harry Chandlee
Abem Finkel
John Huston
Howard E. Koch
Sergeant York
Karl Tunberg
Darrell Ware
Tall, Dark and Handsome
Paul Jarrico Tom, Dick and Harry
1942
(15th)
Michael KaninAward winner
Ring Lardner Jr.Award winner
Woman of the Year [6]
Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Frank Butler
Don Hartman
Road to Morocco
W. R. Burnett
Frank Butler
Wake Island
George Oppenheimer The War Against Mrs. Hadley
1943
(16th)
Norman KrasnaAward winner Princess O'Rourke [7]
Dudley Nichols Air Force
Noël Coward In Which We Serve
Lillian Hellman The North Star
Allan Scott So Proudly We Hail!
1944
(17th)
Lamar TrottiAward winner Wilson [8]
Preston Sturges Hail the Conquering Hero
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Richard Connell
Gladys Lehman
Two Girls and a Sailor
Jerome Cady Wing and a Prayer
1945
(18th)
Richard SchweizerAward winner Marie-Louise [9]
Philip Yordan Dillinger
Myles Connolly Music for Millions
Milton Holmes Salty O'Rourke
Harry Kurnitz What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
1946
(19th)
Muriel BoxAward winner
Sydney BoxAward winner
The Seventh Veil [10]
Raymond Chandler} The Blue Dahlia
Jacques Prévert Children of Paradise
Ben Hecht Notorious
Norman Panama
Melvin Frank
Road to Utopia
1947
(20th)
Sidney SheldonAward winner The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer [11]
Abraham Polonsky Body and Soul
Ruth Gordon
Garson Kanin
A Double Life
Charlie Chaplin Monsieur Verdoux
Sergio Amidei
Adolfo Franci
C. G. Viola
Cesare Zavattini
Shoeshine
1948
(21st)
N/A [12]
1949
(22nd)
Robert PiroshAward winner Battleground [13]
Sidney Buchman Jolson Sings Again
V. Hayes
Federico Fellini
Sergio Amidei
Marcello Pagliero
Roberto Rossellini
Paisan
T. E. B. Clarke Passport to Pimlico
Helen Levitt
Janice Loeb
Sidney Meyers
The Quiet Ones
1950
(23rd)
Charles BrackettAward winner
D.M. Marshman, Jr.Award winner
Billy WilderAward winner
Sunset Boulevard [14]
Ruth Gordon
Garson Kanin
Adam's Rib
Virginia Kellogg
Bernard C. Schoenfeld
Caged
Carl Foreman The Men
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Lesser Samuels
No Way Out
1951
(24th)
Alan Jay LernerAward winner An American in Paris [15]
Billy Wilder
Lesser Samuels
Walter Newman
The Big Carnival
Philip Dunne David and Bathsheba
Robert Pirosh Go for Broke!
Clarence Greene
Russell Rouse
The Well
1952
(25th)
T. E. B. ClarkeAward winner The Lavender Hill Mob [16]
Sydney Boehm The Atomic City
Terence Rattigan The Sound Barrier
Ruth Gordon
Garson Kanin
Pat and Mike
John Steinbeck Viva Zapata!
1953
(26th)
Charles BrackettAward winner
Richard L. BreenAward winner
Walter ReischAward winner
Titanic [17]
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
The Band Wagon
Richard Murphy The Desert Rats
Sam Rolfe
Harold Jack Bloom
The Naked Spur
Millard Kaufman Take the High Ground!
1954
(27th)
Budd SchulbergAward winner On the Waterfront [18]
Joseph L. Mankiewicz The Barefoot Contessa
William Rose Genevieve
Valentine Davies
Oscar Brodney
The Glenn Miller Story
Norman Panama
Melvin Frank
Knock on Wood
1955
(28th)
Sonya LevienAward winner
William LudwigAward winner
Interrupted Melody [19]
Milton Sperling
Emmet Lavery
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
It's Always Fair Weather
Jacques Tati
Henri Marquet
Les Vacances de M. Hulot
Melville Shavelson
Jack Rose
The Seven Little Foys
1956
(29th)
Albert LamorisseAward winner The Red Balloon [20]
Robert Lewin The Bold and the Brave
Andrew L. Stone Julie
Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli
La Strada
William Rose The Ladykillers
1957
(30th)
George WellsAward winner Designing Woman [21]
Leonard Gershe Funny Face
Ralph Wheelwright
R. Wright Campbell
Ivan Goff
Ben Roberts
Man of a Thousand Faces
Barney Slater
Joel Kane
Dudley Nichols
The Tin Star
Federico Fellini
Ennio Flaiano
Tullio Pinelli
I Vitelloni
1958
(31st)
Nathan E. DouglasAward winner
Harold Jacob SmithAward winner
The Defiant Ones [22]
Paddy Chayefsky The Goddess
Melville Shavelson
Jack Rose
Houseboat
James Edward Grant
William Bowers
The Sheepman
Fay Kanin
Michael Kanin
Teacher's Pet
1959
(32nd)
Clarence GreeneAward winner
Maurice RichlinAward winner
Russell RouseAward  winner
Stanley ShapiroAward winner
Pillow Talk [23]
François Truffaut
Marcel Moussy
The 400 Blows
Ernest Lehman North by Northwest
Paul King
Joseph Stone
Stanley Shapiro
Maurice Richlin
Operation Petticoat
Ingmar Bergman Wild Strawberries
1960
(33rd)
I. A. L. DiamondAward winner
Billy WilderAward winner
The Apartment [24]
Bryan Forbes
Richard Gregson
Michael Craig
The Angry Silence
Norman Panama
Melvin Frank
The Facts of Life
Marguerite Duras Hiroshima mon amour
Jules Dassin Never on Sunday
1961
(34th)
William IngeAward winner Splendor in the Grass [25]
Valentin Yoshov
Grigori Chukhrai
Ballad of a Soldier
Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli
Ennio Flaiano
Brunello Rondi
La Dolce Vita
Sergio Amidei
Diego Fabbi
Indro Montanelli}
General della Rovere
Stanley Shapiro
Paul Henning
Lover Come Back
1962
(35th)
Ennio de ConciniAward winner
Pietro GermiAward winner
Alfredo GiannettiAward winner
Divorce, Italian Style [26]
Charles Kaufman
Wolfgang Reinhardt
Freud: The Secret Passion
Alain Robbe-Grillet Last Year at Marienbad
Stanley Shapiro
Nate Monaster
That Touch of Mink
Ingmar Bergman Through a Glass Darkly
1963
(36th)
James WebbAward winner How the West Was Won [27]
Federico Fellini
Ennio Flaiano
Tullio Pinelli
Brunello Rondi
Elia Kazan America, America
Pasquale Festa Campanile
Massimo Franciosa
Nanni Loy
Vasco Pratolini
Carlo Bernari
The Four Days of Naples
Arnold Schulman Love with the Proper Stranger
1964
(37th)
Peter StoneAward winner
Frank TarloffAward winner
Father Goose [28]
Alun Owen A Hard Day's Night
Raphael Hayes
Orville H. Hampton
One Potato, Two Potato
Agenore Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Mario Monicelli
The Organizer
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Ariane Mnouchkine
Daniel Boulanger
Philippe de Broca
That Man from Rio
1965
(38th)
Frederic RaphaelAward winner Darling [29]
Agenore Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Mario Monicelli
Tonino Guerra
Giorgio Salvioni
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Casanova 70
Jack Davies
Ken Annakin
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
Franklin Coen
Frank Davis
The Train
Jacques Demy The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
1966
(39th)
Claude LelouchAward winner
Pierre UytterhoevenAward winner
A Man and a Woman [30]
Michelangelo Antonioni
Tonino Guerra
Edward Bond
Blowup
Billy Wilder
I. A. L. Diamond
The Fortune Cookie
Robert Ardrey Khartoum
Clint Johnston
Don Peters
The Naked Prey
1967
(40th)
William RoseAward winner Guess Who's Coming to Dinner [31]
David Newman
Robert Benton
Bonnie and Clyde
Robert Kaufman
Norman Lear
Divorce American Style
Jorge Semprún La Guerre Est Finie
Frederic Raphael Two for the Road
1968
(41st)
Mel BrooksAward winner The Producers [32]
Stanley Kubrick
Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey
Franco Solinas
Gillo Pontecorvo
The Battle of Algiers
John Cassavetes Faces
Ira Wallach
Peter Ustinov
Hot Millions
1969
(42nd)
William GoldmanAward winner Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [33]
Paul Mazursky
Larry Tucker
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Nicola Badalucco
Enrico Medioli
Luchino Visconti
The Damned
Peter Fonda
Dennis Hopper
Terry Southern
Easy Rider
Walon Green
Roy N. Sickner
Sam Peckinpah
The Wild Bunch
1970
(43rd)
Francis Ford CoppolaAward winner
Edmund H. NorthAward winner
Patton [34]
Adrien Joyce
Bob Rafelson
Five Easy Pieces
Norman Wexler Joe
Erich Segal Love Story
Éric Rohmer My Night at Maud's
1971
(44th)
Paddy ChayefskyAward winner The Hospital [35]
Elio Petri
Ugo Pirro
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Andy Lewis
David Lewis
Klute
Herman Raucher Summer of '42
Penelope Gilliatt Sunday Bloody Sunday
1972
(45th)
Jeremy LarnerAward winner The Candidate [36]
Luis Buñuel
Jean-Claude Carrière
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Terrence McCloy
Chris Clark
Suzanne de Passe
Lady Sings the Blues
Louis Malle Murmur of the Heart
Carl Foreman Young Winston
1973
(46th)
David S. WardAward winner The Sting [37]
George Lucas
Gloria Katz
Willard Huyck
American Graffiti
Ingmar Bergman Cries and Whispers
Steve Shagan Save the Tiger
Melvin Frank
Jack Rose
A Touch of Class
1974
(47th)
Robert TowneAward winner Chinatown [38]
Robert Getchell Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Francis Ford Coppola The Conversation
François Truffaut
Jean-Louis Richard
Suzanne Schiffman
Day for Night
Paul Mazursky
Josh Greenfield
Harry and Tonto
1975
(48th)
Frank PiersonAward winner Dog Day Afternoon [39]
Federico Fellini
Tonino Guerra
Amarcord
Claude Lelouch
Pierre Uytterhoeven
And Now My Love
Ted Allan Lies My Father Told Me
Robert Towne
Warren Beatty
Shampoo
1976
(49th)
Paddy ChayefskyAward winner Network [40]
Jean-Charles Tacchella
Daniele Thompson
Cousin Cousine
Walter Bernstein The Front
Sylvester Stallone Rocky
Lina Wertmüller Seven Beauties
1977
(50th)
Woody AllenAward winner
Marshall Brickman
Annie Hall [41]
Neil Simon The Goodbye Girl
Robert Benton The Late Show
George Lucas Star Wars
Arthur Laurents The Turning Point
1978
(51st)
Robert C. JonesAward winner
Waldo SaltAward winner
Nancy DowdAward winner
Coming Home [42]
Ingmar Bergman Autumn Sonata
Deric Washburn
Michael Cimino
Louis Garfinkle
Quinn K. Redeker
The Deer Hunter
Woody Allen Interiors
Paul Mazursky An Unmarried Woman
1979
(52nd)
Steve TesichAward winner Breaking Away [43]
Robert Alan Aurthur
Bob Fosse
All That Jazz
Valerie Curtin
Barry Levinson
…And Justice for All
Mike Gray
T. S. Cook
James Bridges
The China Syndrome
Woody Allen
Marshall Brickman
Manhattan
1980
(53rd)
Bo GoldmanAward winner Melvin and Howard [44]
W. D. Richter
Arthur A. Ross
Brubaker
Christopher Gore Fame
Jean Gruault
Henri Laborit
Mon oncle d'Amérique
Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Harvey Miller
Private Benjamin
1981
(54th)
Colin WellandAward winner Chariots of Fire [45]
Kurt Luedtke Absence of Malice
Steve Gordon Arthur
John Guare Atlantic City
Warren Beatty
Trevor Griffiths
Reds
1982
(55th)
John BrileyAward winner Gandhi [46]
Barry Levinson Diner
Melissa Mathison E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Douglas Day Stewart An Officer and a Gentleman
Larry Gelbart
Murray Schisgal
Don McGuire
Tootsie
1983
(56th)
Horton FooteAward winner Tender Mercies [47]
Lawrence Kasdan
Barbara Benedek
The Big Chill
Ingmar Bergman Fanny and Alexander
Nora Ephron
Alice Arlen
Silkwood
Lawrence Lasker
Walter F. Parkes
WarGames
1984
(57th)
Robert BentonAward winner Places in the Heart [48]
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Danilo Bach
Beverly Hills Cop
Woody Allen Broadway Danny Rose
Gregory Nava
Anna Thomas
El Norte
Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel
Bruce Jay Friedman
Brian Grazer
Splash
1985
(58th)
William KelleyAward winner
Earl WallaceAward winner
Pamela WallaceAward winner
Witness [49]
Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale
Back to the Future
Terry Gilliam
Tom Stoppard
Charles McKeown
Brazil
Luis Puenzo
Aída Bortnik
The Official Story
Woody Allen The Purple Rose of Cairo
1986
(59th)
Woody AllenAward winner Hannah and Her Sisters [50]
Paul Hogan
Ken Shadie
John Cornell
"Crocodile" Dundee
Hanif Kureishi My Beautiful Laundrette
Oliver Stone Platoon
Oliver Stone
Richard Boyle
Salvador
1987
(60th)
John Patrick ShanleyAward winner Moonstruck [51]
Louis Malle Au revoir les enfants
James L. Brooks Broadcast News
John Boorman Hope and Glory
Woody Allen Radio Days
1988
(61st)
Ronald BassAward winner
Barry MorrowAward winner
Rain Man [52]
Gary Ross
Anne Spielberg
Big
Ron Shelton Bull Durham
John Cleese
Charles Crichton
A Fish Called Wanda
Naomi Foner Running on Empty
1989
(62nd)
Tom SchulmanAward winner Dead Poets Society [53]
Woody Allen Crimes and Misdemeanors
Spike Lee Do the Right Thing
Steven Soderbergh Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Nora Ephron When Harry Met Sally…
1990
(63rd)
Bruce Joel RubinAward winner Ghost [54]
Woody Allen Alice
Barry Levinson Avalon
Peter Weir Green Card
Whit Stillman Metropolitan
1991
(64th)
Callie KhouriAward winner Thelma & Louise [55]
John Singleton Boyz n the Hood
James Toback Bugsy
Richard LaGravenese The Fisher King
Lawrence Kasdan
Meg Kasdan
Grand Canyon
1992
(65th)
Neil JordanAward winner The Crying Game [56]
Woody Allen Husbands and Wives
Nick Enright
George Miller
Lorenzo's Oil
John Sayles Passion Fish
David Webb Peoples Unforgiven
1993
(66th)
Jane CampionAward winner The Piano [57]
Gary Ross Dave
Jeff Maguire In the Line of Fire
Ron Nyswaner Philadelphia
Jeff Arch
Nora Ephron
David S. Ward
Sleepless in Seattle
1994
(67th)
Quentin TarantinoAward winner
Roger AvaryAward winner
Pulp Fiction [58]
Woody Allen
Douglas McGrath
Bullets Over Broadway
Richard Curtis Four Weddings and a Funeral
Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Heavenly Creatures
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Three Colors: Red
1995
(68th)
Christopher McQuarrieAward winner The Usual Suspects [59]
Randall Wallace Braveheart
Woody Allen Mighty Aphrodite
Stephen J. Rivele
Christopher Wilkinson
Oliver Stone
Nixon
Joss Whedon
Andrew Stanton
Joel Cohen
Alec Sokolow
John Lasseter
Pete Docter
Joe Ranft
Toy Story
1996
(69th)
Joel and Ethan CoenAward winner Fargo [60]
Cameron Crowe Jerry Maguire
John Sayles Lone Star
Mike Leigh Secrets & Lies
Jan Sardi
Scott Hicks
Shine
1997
(70th)
Ben AffleckAward winner
Matt DamonAward winner
Good Will Hunting [61]
Mark Andrus
James L. Brooks
As Good as It Gets
Paul Thomas Anderson Boogie Nights
Woody Allen Deconstructing Harry
Simon Beaufoy The Full Monty
1998
(71st)
Marc NormanAward winner
Tom StoppardAward winner
Shakespeare in Love [62]
Warren Beatty
Jeremy Pikser
Bulworth
Roberto Benigni
Vincenzo Cerami
Life Is Beautiful
Robert Rodat Saving Private Ryan
Andrew Niccol The Truman Show
1999
(72nd)
Alan BallAward winner American Beauty [63]
Charlie Kaufman Being John Malkovich
Paul Thomas Anderson Magnolia
M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense
Mike Leigh Topsy-Turvy
2000
(73rd)
Cameron CroweAward winner Almost Famous [64]
Lee Hall Billy Elliot
Susannah Grant Erin Brockovich
David Franzoni
John Logan
William Nicholson
Gladiator
Kenneth Lonergan You Can Count on Me
2001
(74th)
Julian FellowesAward winner Gosford Park [65]
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Guillaume Laurant
Amélie
Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
Memento
Milo Addica
Will Rokos
Monster's Ball
Wes Anderson
Owen Wilson
The Royal Tenenbaums
2002
(75th)
Pedro AlmodóvarAward winner Talk to Her [66]
Todd Haynes Far from Heaven
Jay Cocks
Steven Zaillian
Kenneth Lonergan
Gangs of New York
Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Alfonso Cuarón
Carlos Cuarón
Y Tu Mamá También
2003
(76th)
Sofia CoppolaAward winner Lost in Translation [67]
Denys Arcand The Barbarian Invasions
Steven Knight Dirty Pretty Things
Andrew Stanton
Bob Peterson
David Reynolds
Finding Nemo
Jim Sheridan
Kirsten Sheridan
Naomi Sheridan
In America
2004
(77th)
Charlie KaufmanAward winner
Michel GondryAward winner
Pierre BismuthAward winner
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [68]
John Logan The Aviator
Terry George
Keir Pearson
Hotel Rwanda
Brad Bird The Incredibles
Mike Leigh Vera Drake
2005
(78th)
Paul HaggisAward winner
Bobby MorescoAward winner
Crash [69]
George Clooney
Grant Heslov
Good Night, and Good Luck
Woody Allen Match Point
Noah Baumbach The Squid and the Whale
Stephen Gaghan Syriana
2006
(79th)
Michael ArndtAward winner Little Miss Sunshine [70]
Guillermo Arriaga Babel
Iris Yamashita
Paul Haggis
Letters from Iwo Jima
Guillermo del Toro Pan's Labyrinth
Peter Morgan The Queen
2007
(80th)
Diablo CodyAward winner Juno [71]
Nancy Oliver Lars and the Real Girl
Tony Gilroy Michael Clayton
Brad Bird
Jan Pinkava
Jim Capobianco
Ratatouille
Tamara Jenkins The Savages
2008
(81st)
Dustin Lance BlackAward winner Milk [72]
Courtney Hunt Frozen River
Mike Leigh Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh In Bruges
Andrew Stanton
Jim Reardon
Pete Docter
WALL-E
2009
(82nd)
Mark BoalAward winner The Hurt Locker [73]
Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds
Alessandro Camon
Oren Moverman
The Messenger
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
A Serious Man
Bob Peterson
Pete Docter
Thomas McCarthy
Up
2010
(83rd)
David SeidlerAward winner The King's Speech [74]
Mike Leigh Another Year
Scott Silver
Paul Tamasy
Eric Johnson
Keith Dorrington
The Fighter
Christopher Nolan Inception
Lisa Cholodenko
Stuart Blumberg
The Kids Are All Right
2011
(84th)
Woody AllenAward winner Midnight in Paris [75]
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Kristen Wiig
Annie Mumolo
Bridesmaids
J. C. Chandor Margin Call
Asghar Farhadi A Separation
2012
(85th)
Quentin TarantinoAward winner Django Unchained [76]
Michael Haneke Amour
John Gatins Flight
Wes Anderson
Roman Coppola
Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal Zero Dark Thirty
2013
(86th)
Spike JonzeAward winner Her [77]
Eric Warren Singer
David O. Russell
American Hustle
Woody Allen Blue Jasmine
Craig Borten
Melisa Wallack
Dallas Buyers Club
Bob Nelson Nebraska
2014
(87th)
Alejandro G. IñárrituAward winner
Nicolás GiacoboneAward winner
Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.Award winner
Armando BoAward winner
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) [78]
Richard Linklater Boyhood
E. Max Frye
Dan Futterman
Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson
Hugo Guinness
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy Nightcrawler
2015
(88th)
Matt Charman
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Bridge of Spies [79]
Alex Garland Ex Machina
Josh Cooley
Ronnie del Carmen
Pete Docter
Meg LeFauve
Inside Out
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Spotlight
Andrea Berloff
Jonathan Herman
S. Leigh Savidge
Alan Wenkus
Straight Outta Compton

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1263023398256
  3. ^ Will this year's Oscar nominations break any records?
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