European Film Award for Best Screenwriter

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European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Ruben Östlund in Aug 2014.jpg
The 2017 recipient: Ruben Östlund
Awarded forBest Achievement in Screenwriting
Presented byEuropean Film Academy
First awardedLouis Malle
Au revoir les enfants (1988)
Currently held byRuben Östlund
The Square (2017)
Websiteeuropeanfilmacademy.org

The European Film Award for Best Screenwriter is an award given out at the annual European Film Awards to recognize a screenwriter who has delivered an outstanding screenplay in a film industry. The award is presented by the European Film Academy (EFA) and was first presented in 1988.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
1988
(1st)
France Louis Malle Au Revoir Les Enfants
Portugal Manoel de Oliveira The Cannibals Os Canibais
United Kingdom Terence Davies Distant Voices, Still Lives
Italy Daniele Luchetti
Italy Franco Bernini
Italy Angelo Pasquini
It's Happening Tomorrow Domani accadrà
East Germany Wolfgang Held Bear Ye One Another's Burden Einer trage des anderen Last
1989
(2nd)
Soviet Union Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Mariya Khmelik Little Vera Ма́ленькая Ве́ра
Hungary Géza Bereményi The Midas Touch (also known as Eldorádó)
Iceland Þráinn Bertelsson Magnus
Greece Theodoros Angelopoulos
Italy Tonino Guerra
Greece Thanassis Valtinos
Landscape in the Mist Topio stin omichli
Poland Maciej Dejczer
Poland Cezary Harasimowicz
300 Miles to Heaven 300 mil do nieba

1990s[edit]

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
1990
(3rd)
Soviet Union Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Vitali Kanevsky Freeze Die Come to Life Замри, умри, воскресни
Poland Ryszard Bugajski
Poland Janusz Dymek
Interrogation Przesłuchanie
Sweden Etienne Glaser
Sweden Madeleine Gustafsson
Sweden Suzanne Osten
The Guardian Angel Skyddsängeln
1991
(4th)
Belgium Jaco Van Dormael Toto the Hero Toto le Héros
1992
(5th)
Hungary István Szabó Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok
1993
(6th)
no award given
1994
(7th)
no award given
1995
(8th)
no award given
1996
(9th)
Russia Arif Aliev
Russia Sergei Bodrov
Russia Boris Giller
Prisoner of the Mountains Кавказский пленник
1997
(10th)
Belgium Chris Vander Stappen
BelgiumAlain Berliner
Ma Vie en Rose
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ademir Kenovic
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAbdulah Sidran
The Perfect Circle Savršeni krug
Ukraine Andrei Kurkov A Friend of the Deceased Priyatel pokoynika
1998
(11th)
United Kingdom Peter Howitt Sliding Doors
Denmark Lars Von Trier The Idiots Idioterne
Netherlands Alex van Warmerdam Little Tony Kleine Teun
France Jean-Pierre Bacri
France Agnès Jaoui
Same Old Song On connaît la chanson
1999
(12th)
Hungary István Szabó
United States Israel Horovitz
Sunshine
Czech Republic Sasa Gedeon The Idiot Returns Návrat idiota
United Kingdom Ayub Khan-Din East is East

2000s[edit]

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
2000
(13th)
France Agnès Jaoui
France Jean-Pierre Bacri
The Taste of Others Le goût des autres
Spain Rafael Azcona Butterfly's Tongue La lengua de las mariposas
Germany Wolfgang Kohlhaase The Legend of Rita Die Stille nach dem Schuß
Georgia (country) Nana Djordjadze
Georgia (country) Svereva Djordjadze
27 Missing Kisses 27 დაკარგული კოცნა
Italy Doriana Leondeff
Italy Silvio Soldini
Bread and Tulips Pane e tulipani
France Dominik Moll
France Gilles Marchand
Harry, He's Here to Help Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien
2001
(14th)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Danis Tanović[C] No Man's Land Ničija zemlja
France Laurent Cantet
Morocco France Robin Campillo
Time Out L'Emploi du temps
Austria Michael Haneke The Piano Teacher
Spain Achero Mañas Pellet El Bola
France Jean-Louis Milesi
France Robert Guédiguian
The Town Is Quiet La ville est tranquille
Italy Ettore Scola
Italy Silvia Scola
Italy Giacomo Scarpelli
Italy Furio Scarpelli
Unfair Competition Concorrenza sleale
2002
(15th)
Spain Pedro Almodóvar Talk to Her Hable con ella
France Jacques Audiard
France Tonino Benacquista
Read My Lips
United Kingdom Paul Greengrass Bloody Sunday
Finland Aki Kaurismäki The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä
Poland Krzysztof Kieślowski
Poland Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Heaven
United Kingdom Paul Laverty[C] Sweet Sixteen
France François Ozon 8 Women 8 Femmes
2003
(16th)
Germany Bernd Lichtenberg Good Bye, Lenin! Comme une image
Denmark Lars von Trier Dogville
Italy Sandro Petraglia
Italy Stefano Rulli
The Best of Youth La meglio gioventù
United Kingdom Hanif Kureishi The Mother
Serbia and Montenegro Dušan Kovačević The Professional Професионалац
United Kingdom Steven Knight Dirty Pretty Things
2004
(17th)
France Agnès Jaoui[C]
France Jean-Pierre Bacri[C]
Look at Me Comme une image
United Kingdom Paul Laverty Just a Kiss Ae Fond Kiss…
France Switzerland Jean-Luc Godard Our Music Notre musique
Spain Pedro Almodóvar Bad Education La mala educación
Spain Alejandro Amenábar
Spain Mateo Gil
The Sea Inside Mar adentro
Turkey Germany Fatih Akin Head-On Gegen die Wand / Duvara Karşı
2005
(18th)
State of Palestine Netherlands Hany Abu-Assad
Netherlands Bero Beyer
Paradise Now الجنّة الآن
Denmark Anders Thomas Jensen Adam's Apples Adams Æbler
Brothers Brødre
Romania Cristi Puiu
Romania Razvan Radulescu
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu Moartea domnului Lăzărescu
Switzerland Dani Levy
Germany Holger Franke
Go for Zucker! Alles auf Zucker!
Austria Michael Haneke Hidden Caché
Republic of Ireland Mark O'Halloran Adam & Paul
2006
(19th)
Germany Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen
Spain Pedro Almodóvar[C] Volver
United Kingdom Paul Laverty The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Romania Corneliu Porumboiu 12:08 East of Bucharest A fost sau n-a fost?
2007
(20th)
Turkey Germany Fatih Akin[C] The Edge of Heaven 4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile
Israel Eran Kolirin The Band's Visit ביקור התזמורת
United Kingdom Peter Morgan[V] The Queen
Romania Cristian Mungiu 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile
2008
(21st)
Italy Matteo Garrone
Italy Roberto Saviano
Italy Maurizio Braucci
Italy Ugo Chiti
Italy Gianni Di Gregorio
Italy Massimo Gaudioso
Gomorrah Gomorra
Israel Ari Folman Waltz with Bashir ואלס עם באשיר
State of Palestine Suha Arraf
Israel Eran Riklis
Lemon Tree شجرة ليمون / עץ לימון
Italy Paolo Sorrentino Il Divo
2009
(22nd)
Austria Michael Haneke The White Ribbon Das weiße Band
France Jacques Audiard
France Thomas Bidegain
A Prophet Un prophète
United Kingdom Simon Beaufoy Slumdog Millionaire
Italy Gianni Di Gregorio Mid-August Lunch Pranzo di ferragosto

2010s[edit]

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
2010
(23rd)
United Kingdom Robert Harris
Poland France Roman Polanski
The Ghost Writer
Spain Jorge Guerricaechevarría
Spain Daniel Monzón
Cell 211 Celda 211
Israel Samuel Maoz Lebanon
Romania France Radu Mihăileanu The Concert Le concert
2011
(24th)
Belgium Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Belgium Luc Dardenne
The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo
Denmark Anders Thomas Jensen In a Better World Hævnen
Finland Aki Kaurismäki Le Havre
Denmark Lars von Trier Melancholia
2012
(25th)
Denmark Tobias Lindholm
Denmark Thomas Vinterberg
The Hunt Jagten
Romania Cristian Mungiu[C] Beyond the Hills După dealuri
Austria Michael Haneke Amour
Poland France Roman Polanski
France Yasmina Reza
Carnage
France Olivier Nakache
France Éric Toledano
Untouchable Intouchables
2013
(26th)
France François Ozon In the House Dans la maison
Italy Paolo Sorrentino
Italy Umberto Contarello
The Great Beauty La grande bellezza
United Kingdom Tom Stoppard Anna Karenina
Italy Giuseppe Tornatore The Best Offer La migliore offerta
Belgium Felix Van Groeningen
Belgium Carl Joos
The Broken Circle Breakdown
2014
(27th)
Poland United Kingdom Paweł Pawlikowski
United Kingdom Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Ida
Turkey Ebru Ceylan
Turkey Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winter Sleep Kış Uykusu
Belgium Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Belgium Luc Dardenne
Two Days, One Night Deux jours, une nuit
United Kingdom Steven Knight Locke
Russia Oleg Negin[C]
Russia Andrey Zvyagintsev[C]
Leviathan Левиафан
2015
(28th)
Greece Yorgos Lanthimos
Greece Efthimis Filippou
The Lobster
Romania Radu Jude
Romania Florin Lazarescu
Aferim!
United Kingdom Alex Garland Ex Machina
United Kingdom Andrew Haigh 45 Years
Sweden Roy Andersson A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Italy Paolo Sorrentino Youth Youth - La giovinezza
2016
(28th)
Germany Maren Ade
Toni Erdmann
United Kingdom Paul Laverty I, Daniel Blake
Canada Emma Donoghue Room
Romania Cristian Mungiu Graduation Bacalaureat
Poland Tomasz Wasilewski[B] United States of Love Zjednoczone stany milosci
2017
(30th)
Sweden Ruben Östlund The Square
Hungary Ildikó Enyedi On Body and Soul Testről és lélekről
Greece Yorgos Lanthimos[C]
Greece Efthimis Filippou[C]
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Russia Oleg Negin
Russia Andrey Zvyagintsev
Loveless Nelyubov
France François Ozon Frantz
2018
(31st)
Poland United Kingdom Paweł Pawlikowski Cold War Zimna wojna
Iran Sweden Ali Abbasi
Sweden Isabella Eklöf
Sweden John Ajvide Lindqvist
Border Gräns
Italy Matteo Garrone
Italy Ugo Chiti
Italy Massimo Gaudioso
Dogman
Sweden Gustav Möller
Sweden Emil Nygaard Albertsen
The Guilty Den skyldige
Italy Alice Rohrwacher[C] Happy as Lazzaro Lazzaro felice
^[B] Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award for Best Screenplay
^[C] Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival)
^[V] Venice Film Festival Golden Osella for Best Original Screenplay

Most wins by screenwriter[edit]

Screenwriter Awards Nominations
István Szabó 2 0
Paweł Pawlikowski 2 0
Michael Haneke 1 3
Francois Ozon 1 2
Pedro Almodóvar 1 2
Fatih Akin 1 1
Jean-Pierre Dardenne 1 1
Luc Dardenne 1 2
Yorgos Lanthimos 1 1
Efthimis Filippou 1 1
Massimo Gaudioso 1 1
Matteo Garrone 1 1
Roman Polanski 1 1
Ugo Chiti 1 1
Cristian Mungiu 0 3
Lars Von Trier 0 3
Aki Kaurismäki 0 2
Paolo Sorrentino 0 2
Andrey Zvyagintsev 0 2

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