Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival)

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The Best Screenplay Award (French: Prix du scénario) is an award presented by the Jury to the best screenwriter for his work on a film of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. It was first awarded in 1949.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Writer Film Original title
1946 - 47 No award this year
1949 Alfred L. Werker, Eugene Ling & Virginia Shaler (United States) Lost Boundaries
1951 Terence Rattigan (United Kingdom) The Browning Version
1952 Piero Tellini (Italy) Cops and Robbers Guardie e ladri
1953 - 57 No award this year
19581 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Massimo Franciosa & Pasquale Festa Campanile (Italy) Young Husbands Giovani mariti
1959 - 62 No award this year
1963 Dumitru Carabat (Romania), Henri Colpi & Yves Jamiaque (France) Codine
1964 No award this year
1965 Pierre Schoendoerffer (France) The 317th Platoon
Ray Rigby (United Kingdom) The Hill
1966 No award this year
1967 Elio Petri (Italy) We Still Kill the Old Way A ciascuno il suo
Alain Jessua (France) The Killing Game Jeu de massacre
1968 Festival interrupted, no awards this year
1969 - 73 No award this year
1974 Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood & Matthew Robbins (United States) The Sugarland Express
1975 - 79 No award this year
19802 Furio Scarpelli, Agenore Incrocci & Ettore Scola (Italy) La Terrazza
1981 István Szabó (Hungary) Mephisto
1982 Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland) Moonlighting
1983 No award this year
19843 Thanassis Valtinos & Theodoros Angelopoulos (Greece), Tonino Guerra (Italy) Voyage to Cythera Taxidi sta Kythira
1985 - 93 No award this year
1994 Michel Blanc (France) Grosse fatigue
1995 No award this year
1996 Jacques Audiard & Alain Le Henry (France) A Self Made Hero Un héros très discret
1997 James Schamus (United States) The Ice Storm
1998 Hal Hartley (United States) Henry Fool
1999 Yuri Arabov (Russia) Moloch
2000 James Flamberg & John C. Richards (United States) Nurse Betty
2001 Danis Tanović (Bosnia-Herzegovina) No Man's Land
2002 Paul Laverty (United Kingdom) Sweet Sixteen
2003 Denys Arcand (Canada / France) The Barbarian Invasions Les invasions barbares
2004 Agnès Jaoui & Jean-Pierre Bacri (France) Look at Me Comme une image
2005 Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico) The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2006 Pedro Almodóvar (Spain) To Return Volver
2007 Fatih Akin (Germany / Turkey) The Edge of Heaven Auf der anderen Seite
2008 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium) Lorna's Silence Le silence de Lorna
2009 Mei Feng (China) Spring Fever 春风沉醉的晚上 (Chun
feng chen zui de ye wan
)
2010 Lee Chang-dong (South Korea) Poetry   (Si)
2011 Joseph Cedar (Israel) Footnote Hearat Shulayim
2012 Cristian Mungiu & Tatiana Niculescu Bran (Romania) Beyond the Hills După dealuri
2013 Jia Zhangke (China) A Touch of Sin 天注定  (Tiān zhùdìng)
2014 Andrey Zvyagintsev & Oleg Negin (Russia) Leviathan Левиафан
2015 Michel Franco (Mexico) Chronic
2016 Asghar Farhadi (Iran) The Salesman فروشنده  (Forušande)
2017 Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou (Greece) The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Lynne Ramsay (United Kingdom) You Were Never Really Here

^1 This year the award received the name Prix du scénario original (Original Screenplay Award).

^2 This year the award received the name Prix du scénario et des dialogues au Festival International du Film (Screenplay and Dialogues Award).

^3 This year the award received the name Prix du meilleur scénario original (Best Original Screenplay Award).

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