Saturn Award for Best Writing

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The Saturn Award for Best Writing is a Saturn Award presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for the best writing in any motion picture genre.


"†" indicates an Academy Award-winning movie on the same category.

"‡" indicates an Academy Award-nominated movie on the same category.

Year Writer(s) Film
1973 William Peter Blatty The Exorcist
1974/75 Ib Melchior
Harlan Ellison
(Career Winner)
1976 Jimmy Sangster
1977 George Lucas Star Wars
1978 Elaine May
Warren Beatty
Heaven Can Wait
1979 Nicholas Meyer Time After Time
1980 William Peter Blatty The Ninth Configuration
1981 Lawrence Kasdan Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 Melissa Mathison E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1983 Ray Bradbury Something Wicked this Way Comes
1984 James Cameron
Gale Anne Hurd
The Terminator
1985 Tom Holland Fright Night
1986 James Cameron Aliens
1987 Michael Miner
Edward Neumeier
1988 Gary Ross
Anne Spielberg
1989/90 William Peter Blatty The Exorcist III
1991 Ted Tally The Silence of the Lambs
1992 James V. Hart Bram Stoker's Dracula
1993 Michael Crichton
David Koepp
Jurassic Park
1994 Jim Harrison
Wesley Strick
1995 Andrew Kevin Walker Seven
1996 Kevin Williamson Scream
1997 Mike Werb
Michael Colleary
1998 Andrew Niccol The Truman Show
1999 Charlie Kaufman Being John Malkovich
2000 David Hayter X-Men
2001 Steven Spielberg A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2002 Scott Frank
Jon Cohen
Minority Report
2003 Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 Alvin Sargent Spider-Man 2
2005 Christopher Nolan
David S. Goyer
Batman Begins
2006 Michael Dougherty
Dan Harris
Superman Returns
2007 Brad Bird Ratatouille
2008 Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
The Dark Knight
2009 James Cameron Avatar
2010 Christopher Nolan Inception
2011 Jeff Nichols Take Shelter
2012 Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained
2013 Spike Jonze Her
2014 Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan

Multiple winners[edit]

4 winners
  • Christopher Nolan
3 winners
  • William Peter Blatty
  • James Cameron

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