Writers Guild Award


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2009

Adapted Screenplay
Crazy Heart, Screenplay by Scott Cooper
Julie & Julia, Screenplay by Nora Ephron
Precious, Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
Star Trek, Screenplay by Robert Kurtzman & Roberto Orci
Up in the Air, Screenplay by Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner

Original Screenplay
500 Days of Summer, Written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Avatar, Written by James Cameron
The Hangover, Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
The Hurt Locker, Written by Mark Boal
A Serious Man, Written by Joel & Ethan Coen


2008

Adapted Screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
The Dark Knight, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer
Doubt, Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Screenplay by Peter Morgan
Slumdog Millionaire, Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original Screenplay
Burn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen
The Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy
The Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel


2007

Adapted Screenplay
No Country for Old Men, Screenplay by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
There Will Be Blood, Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Into the Wild, Screenplay by Sean Penn
Zodiac, Screenplay by James Vanderbilt

Original Screenplay
Juno, Written by Diablo Cody
Michael Clayton, Written by Tony Gilroy
The Savages, Written by Tamara Jenkins
Knocked Up, Written by Judd Apatow
Lars and the Real Girl, Written by Nancy Oliver


2006

Adapted Screenplay
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer, Todd Phillips
The Departed, Screenplay by William Monahan
The Devil Wears Prada, Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna
Little Children, Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
Thank You for Smoking, Screenplay by Jason Reitman

Original Screenplay
Babel, Written by Guillermo Arriaga
Little Miss Sunshine, Written by Michael Arndt
The Queen, Written by Peter Morgan
Stranger Than Fiction, Written by Zach Helm
United 93, Written by Paul Greengrass


2005

Adapted Screenplay
Brokeback Mountain, Adapted by Richard Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
Capote, Adapted by Dan Futterman
The Constant Gardener, Adapted Jeffrey Caine
A History of Violence, Adapted by Josh Olson
Syriana, Adapted by Stephen Gaghan

Original Screenplay
Cinderella Man, Written by Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman
Crash, Written by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
The 40 Year Old Virgin, Written by Judd Apatow & Steve Carell
Good Night and Good Luck, Written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov
The Squid and the Whale, Written by Noah Baumbach


2004

Adapted Screenplay
Before Sunset, Adapted by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Kim Krizan
Mean Girls, Adapted by Tina Fey
Million Dollar Baby, Adapted Paul Haggis
The Motorcycle Diaries, Adapted by Jose Rivera
Sideways, Adapted by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

Original Screenplay
The Aviator, Written by John Logan
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Written by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth
Garden State, Written by Zach Braff
Hotel Rwanda, Written by Keir Pearson and Terry George
Kinsey, Written by Bill Condon


2003

Adapted Screenplay
American Splendor, Adapted by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
Cold Mountain, Adapted by Anthony Minghella
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Adapted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
Mystic River, Adapted by Brian Helgeland
Seabiscuit, Adapted by Gary Ross

Original Screenplay
Bend it Like Beckham, Written by Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges & Guljit Bindra
Dirty Pretty Things, Written by Steven Knight
In America, Written by Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan
Lost in Translation, Written by Sofia Coppola
The Station Agent, Written by Tom McCarthy


2002

Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
About a Boy, Adapted by Peter Hedges & Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz
About Schmidt, Adapted by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
Adaptation, Adapted by Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
Chicago, Adapted by Bill Condon
The Hours, Adapted by David Hare

Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Antwone Fisher, Written by Antwone Fisher
Bowling for Columbine, Written by Michael Moore
Far From Heaven, Written by Todd Haynes
Gangs of New York, Written by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian & Kenneth Lonergan
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Written by Nia Vardalos


2001

Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
A Beautiful Mind, Adapted by Akiva Goldsman
Black Hawk Down, Adapted by Ken Nolan
Bridget Jones's Diary, Adapted by Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis
Ghost World, Adapted by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, Adapted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson

Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Gosford Park, Written by Julian Fellowes
The Man Who Wasn't There, Written by Joel & Ethan Coen
Monster's Ball, Written by Milo Addica, Will Rokos
Moulin Rouge, Written by Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce
The Royal Tenenbaums, Written by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson


2000

Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Chocolat, Adapted by Robert Nelson Jacobs
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Adapted by Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung
High Fidelity, Adapted by D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack and Scott Rosenberg
Traffic , Adapted by Stephen Gaghan
Wonder Boys, Adapted by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by Michael Chabon

Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Almost Famous, Written by Cameron Crowe
Best In Show , Written by Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy
Billy Elliot, Written by Lee Hall
Erin Brockovich, Written by Susannah Grant
You Can Count On Me, Written by Kenneth Lonergan


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