Scott Moore (screenwriter)

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Scott Moore
Born Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation Screenwriter, film director
Alma mater University of Colorado
Notable works The Hangover (2009)
Bad Moms (2016)

Scott Moore is an American screenwriter and film director.

Early life[edit]

Scott Moore was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is an alumnus of Punahou School and the University of Colorado, Boulder.[1]


Moore is one of the writers of The Hangover, one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies of all-time.[2] He works with longtime writing partner Jon Lucas.[3] They were nominated for Best Original Screenplay in 2009 by both the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)[4] and the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

With Jon Lucas, Moore wrote and directed the comedy film 21 & Over, which was their directorial debut.[5]

In October 2012, they sold to ABC a pilot for a new comedy show named Mixology, which follows five guys and five girls "trying to find love at a trendy Manhattan bar," all over the course of a single night. The show ran for 13 episodes.[6]

In 2016 they wrote and directed Bad Moms, which became a surprise hit, grossing over $180 million dollars worldwide and winning the People's Choice Award for Best Comedy. It was successful enough to spawn a sequel, A Bad Moms Christmas, which was also financially successful.



The Hangover was nominated for a WGA award and BAFTA award for best screenplay of 2009.[8]

Bad Moms which Moore wrote and directed won the People's Choice Award for Best Comedy.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "The Hangover Is the Top-Grossing R-Rated Comedy of All Time!". MovieWeb. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2009-07-20). "Scott Moore & Jon Lucas". Variety.
  4. ^ "An Education, Avatar Lead BAFTA Nominations". Vulture. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  5. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. "WGA awards 'Locker,' 'Up in the Air'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 24, 2010.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2012-10-23). "Comedy From 'Hangover' Writers Jon Lucas And Scott Moore Lands At ABC As Put Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  8. ^ Wenn (January 12, 2010). "Avatar, Hangover And Hurt Locker Lead Wga Awards Nominations". Entertainment Daily. Retrieved 13 March 2010.

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