Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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The Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is an annual award given by the International Press Academy.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Winners and nominees Writer(s)
1996 The English Patient Anthony Minghella
The Crucible Arthur Miller
Jude Hossein Amini
The Portrait of a Lady Laura Jones
Trainspotting John Hodge
1997 L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland
Amistad David Franzoni
The Ice Storm James Schamus
The Sweet Hereafter Atom Egoyan
The Wings of the Dove Hossein Amini
1998 Gods and Monsters Bill Condon
Beloved Adam Brooks, Akosua Busia, and Richard LaGravenese
Hilary and Jackie Frank Cottrell Boyce
Little Voice Mark Herman
The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick
1999 The Cider House Rules John Irving
Felicia's Journey Atom Egoyan
A Map of the World Peter Hedges and Polly Platt
Onegin Peter Ettedgui and Michael Ignatieff
The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella
Titus Julie Taymor


Year Winners and nominees Writer(s)
2000 Quills Doug Wright
The House of Mirth Terence Davies
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Thirteen Days David Self
Traffic Stephen Gaghan
2001 In the Bedroom Robert Festinger and Todd Field
A Beautiful Mind Akiva Goldsman
Hedwig and the Angry Inch John Cameron Mitchell
Last Orders Fred Schepisi
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh
2002 Adaptation. Charlie and Donald Kaufman
Chicago Bill Condon
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Stephen Sinclair, and Fran Walsh
My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos
The Pianist Ronald Harwood
2003 Mystic River Brian Helgeland
American Splendor Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella
Seabiscuit Gary Ross
Shattered Glass Billy Ray
Whale Rider Niki Caro
2004 Million Dollar Baby Paul Haggis
Closer Patrick Marber
The Phantom of the Opera Joel Schumacher
Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Robin Swicord
Brokeback Mountain Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Capote Dan Futterman
Jarhead William Broyles Jr.
Shopgirl Steve Martin
Walk the Line Gill Dennis and James Mangold
2006 The Departed William Monahan
Dreamgirls Bill Condon
Flags of Our Fathers William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis
Little Children Todd Field and Tom Perrotta
A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor
Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman
2007 Atonement Christopher Hampton
Away from Her Sarah Polley
The Kite Runner David Benioff
Lust, Caution (Se, jie) Hui-Ling Wang and James Schamus
No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Zodiac James Vanderbilt
2008 Frost/Nixon Peter Morgan
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
Doubt John Patrick Shanley
Elegy Philip Roth
The Reader David Hare
Revolutionary Road Justin Haythe
Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy
2009 Precious Geoffrey S. Fletcher
District 9 Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
An Education Nick Hornby
Julie & Julia Nora Ephron
Up in the Air Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman


Year Winners and nominees Writer(s)
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin
127 Hours Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
Fair Game Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth
The Ghost Writer Robert Harris and Roman Polanski
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright
The Town Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, and Aaron Stockard
Winter's Bone Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
2011 The Descendants Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, and Steven Moffat
Albert Nobbs Glenn Close and John Banville
The Help Tate Taylor
Moneyball Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian
War Horse Lee Hall and Richard Curtis
2012 Life of Pi David Magee
Anna Karenina Tom Stoppard
Argo Chris Terrio
Lincoln Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
The Sessions Ben Lewin
2013 Philomena Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan
12 Years a Slave John Ridley
Before Midnight Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy
Captain Phillips Billy Ray
Lone Survivor Peter Berg
The Wolf of Wall Street Terence Winter
2014 The Imitation Game Graham Moore
American Sniper Jason Hall
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything Anthony McCarten
Wild Cheryl Strayed and Nick Hornby
2015[1] Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin
Black Mass Jez Butterworth and Mark Mallouk
The Danish Girl Lucinda Coxon
The Martian Drew Goddard
The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith
Room Emma Donoghue
2016[2] Snowden Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone
Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan
Hidden Figures Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder
The Jungle Book Justin Marks
Lion Luke Davies
Sully Todd Komarnicki
2017[3] The Disaster Artist Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Call Me by Your Name James Ivory
Molly's Game Aaron Sorkin
Victoria & Abdul Lee Hall
Wonderstruck Brian Selznick
Wonder Woman Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs
2018[4] Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Charlie Wachtel
The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, and Peter Fellows
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
Leave No Trace Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
A Star Is Born Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth


  1. ^ "Satellite Awards (2015)". International Press Academy. IPA. December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Satellite Awards (2016)" (PDF). International Press Academy. IPA. November 28, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Satellite Awards (2017)". Awards Daily. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Satellite Awards (2018)". International Press Academy. 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.