Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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



Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2006 The Departed William Monahan film by Siu Fai Mak and Felix Chong
Little Children Todd Field and Tom Perrotta novel by Tom Perrotta
Notes on a Scandal Patrick Marber novel by Zoë Heller
A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor radio variety show by Garrison Keillor
Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman novel by Christopher Buckley
2007 No Country for Old Men Ethan and Joel Coen novel by Cormac McCarthy
Atonement Christopher Hampton novel by Ian McEwan
Into the Wild Sean Penn book by Jon Krakauer
There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson novel by Upton Sinclair
Zodiac James Vanderbilt book by Robert Graysmith
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy novel by Vikas Swarup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Eric Roth short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Dark Knight Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan comic by Bob Kane
Doubt John Patrick Shanley play by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon Peter Morgan play by Peter Morgan
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner novel by Walter Kirn
An Education Nick Hornby memoir by Lynn Barber
In the Loop Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche
The Informant! Scott Z. Burns book by Kurt Eichenwald
Where the Wild Things Are Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers book by Maurice Sendak


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin Based on The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich
Rabbit Hole David Lindsay-Abaire play by David Lindsay-Abaire
Toy Story 3 Michael Arndt
True Grit Joel and Ethan Coen novel by Charles Portis
Winter's Bone Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini novel by Daniel Woodrell
2011 Moneyball Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin book by Michael Lewis
The Descendants Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Drive Hossein Amini book by James Sallis
Hugo John Logan The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan book by John le Carré
2012 Lincoln Tony Kushner Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Argo Chris Terrio The Master of Disguise by Tony Mendez and Joshuah Bearman's article The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran
Beasts of the Southern Wild Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin Juicy and Delicious by Lucy Alibar
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky book by Stephen Chbosky
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell novel by Matthew Quick
2013 12 Years a Slave John Ridley memoir by Solomon Northup
August: Osage County Tracy Letts play by Tracy Letts
Before Midnight Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Based on Characters by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
Philomena Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope Based on The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith
The Wolf of Wall Street Terence Winter memoir by Jordan Belfort
2014 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn novel by Gillian Flynn
The Imitation Game Graham Moore Based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson book by Thomas Pynchon
Under the Skin Walter Campbell novel by Michel Faber
Wild Nick Hornby memoir by Cheryl Strayed