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1979

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Kramer vs. Kramer - Robert Benton
Norma Rae - Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Apocalypse Now - Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius
The China Syndrome - James L. Brooks, T.S. Cook, Mike Gray

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Being There - Robert C. Jones, Jerzy Kosinski
A Little Romance - Allan Burns
Starting Over - James Brooks

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Breaking Away - Steve Tesich
Manhattan - Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
10 - Blake Edwards


1978

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Bloodbrothers - Walter Newman
Go Tell the Spartans - Wendell Mayes
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - W.D. Richter
Midnight Express - Oliver Stone
Who'll Stop the Rain - Judith Rascoe, Robert Stone

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Coming Home - Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt; story by Nancy Dowd
Days of Heaven - Terrence Malick
The Deer Hunter - Deric Washburn; story by Michael Cimino, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn Redeker, Deric Washburn
Interiors - Woody Allen
An Unmarried Woman - Paul Mazursky

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
California Suite - Neil Simon
Heaven Can Wait - Warren Beatty, Elaine May
Same Time, Next Year - Bernard Slade
Superman - Robert Benton, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Mario Puzo; story by Mario Puzo
Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? - Peter Stone

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Animal House - Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller, Harold Ramis
House Calls - Julius J. Epstein, Alan Mandel, Max Shulman, Charles Shyer; story by Julius J. Epstein, Max Shulman
Movie, Movie - Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller
Once in Paris - Frank D. Gilroy
A Wedding - Robert Altman, John Considine, Allan Nicholls, Patricia Resnick


1977

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Lewis John Carlino, Gavin Lambert
Islands in the Stream - Denne Bart Petitclerc
Julia - Alvin Sargent
Looking for Mr. Goodbar - Richard Brooks

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Steven Spielberg
The Late Show - Robert Benton
Saturday Night Fever - Norman Wexler
The Turning Point - Arthur Laurents

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Oh, God! - Larry Gelbart
Semi-Tough - Walter Bernstein
The Spy Who Loved Me - Richard Maibaum, Christopher Wood

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Annie Hall - Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
The Goodbye Girl - Neil Simon
Slap Shot - Nancy Dowd
Star Wars - George Lucas


1976

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
All the President's Men - William Goldman
Bound for Glory - Robert Getchell
Marathon Man - William Goldman
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution - Nicholas Meyer
The Shootist - Scott Hale, Miles Hood Swarthout

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
The Front - Walter Bernstein
Network - Paddy Chayefsky
The Omen - David Seltzer
Rocky - Sylvester Stallone
Taxi Driver - Paul Schrader

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings - Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins
Family Plot - Ernest Lehman
The Pink Panther Strikes Again - Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman
The Ritz - Terrence McNally
Stay Hungry - Charles Gaines, Bob Rafelson

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
The Bad News Bears - Bill Lancaster
Murder by Death - Neil Simon
Next Stop, Greenwich Village - Paul Mazursky
Silent Movie - Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy DeLuca, Barry Levinson
Silver Streak - Colin Higgins


1975

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Barry Lyndon - Stanley Kubrick
Jaws - Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
The Man in the Glass Booth - Edward Anhalt
The Man Who Would Be King - Gladys Hill, John Huston
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Bo Goldman, Lawrence Hauben

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Dog Day Afternoon - Frank R. Pierson
The French Connection II - Laurie Dillon, Robert Dillon, Alexander Jacobs
Nashville - Joan Tewkesbury
The Wind and the Lion - John Milius

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Hester Street - Joan Micklin Silver
The Prisoner of Second Avenue - Neil Simon
The Sunshine Boys - Neil Simon

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Hearts of the West - Rob Thompson
Love and Death - Woody Allen
The Return of the Pink Panther - Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman
Shampoo - Warren Beatty, Robert Towne
Smile - Jerry Belson


1974

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Conrack - Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch
The Godfather Part II - Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Lenny - Julian Barry
The Parallax View - David Giler, Lorenzo Semple Jr.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three - Peter Stone

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Robert Getchell
Chinatown - Robert Towne
The Conversation - Francis Ford Coppola
Harry & Tonto - Josh Greenfield, Paul Mazursky
A Woman under the Influence - John Cassavetes

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Lionel Chetwynd, Mordecai Richler
The Front Page - I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
Young Frankenstein - Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Blazing Saddles - Andrew Bergman, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, Alan Uger
California Split - Joseph Walsh
Claudine - Lester Pine, Tina Pine
Phantom of the Paradise - Brian De Palma
The Sugarland Express - Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins; story by Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Steven Spielberg


1973

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Cinderella Liberty - Darryl Ponicsan
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
The Last Detail - Robert Towne
The Paper Chase - James Bridges
Serpico - Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Mean Streets - Mardik Martin, Martin Scorsese
Payday - Don Carpenter
Save the Tiger - Steve Shagan
The Sting - David S. Ward
The Way We Were - Arthur Laurents

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Forty Karats - Leonard Gershe
Godspell - David Greene, John-Michael Tabelak
Paper Moon - Alvin Sargent

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
American Graffiti - Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, George Lucas
Blume in Love - Paul Mazursky
Sleeper - Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Slither - W.D. Richter
A Touch of Class - Melvin Frank, Jack Rose


1972

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Deliverance - James Dickey
The Godfather - Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Pete 'n' Tillie - Julius J. Epstein
Slaughterhouse Five - Stephen Geller
Sounder - Lonne Elder III

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Bad Company - Robert Benton, David Newman
The Candidate - Jeremy Larner
The Culpepper Cattle Company - Eric Bercovici, Gregory Prentiss; story by Dick Richards
The Great Northfield, Minnesota Road - Philip Kaufman
Images - Robert Altman; story by Susannah York

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Avanti! - I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
Butterflies Are Free - Leonard Gershe
Cabaret - Jay Presson Allen
The Heartbreak Kid - Neil Simon
Travels with My Aunt - Jay Presson Allen, Hugh Wheeler

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Get to Know Your Rabbit - Jordan Crittenden
Hammersmith Is Out - Stanford Whitmore
Minnie and Moskowitz - John Cassavetes
The War Between Men and Women - Danny Arnold, Melville Shavleson
What's Up Doc? - Robert Benton, Buck Henry, David Newman; story by Peter Bogdanovich


1971

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
A Clockwork Orange - adapted by Stanley Kubrick
The French Connection - adapted by Ernest Tidyman
Johnny Got His Gun - adapted by Dalton Trumbo
The Last Picture Show - adapted by Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurty
McCabe & Mrs. Miller - adapted by Robert Altman, Brian McKay

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
The Hellstrom Chronicle - written by David Seltzer
Klute - written by Andy Lewis, Dave Lewis
Summer of '42 - written by Herman Raucher
Sunday Bloody Sunday - written by Penelope Gilliatt

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
The Boy Friend - adapted by Ken Russell
Fiddler on the Roof - adapted by Joseph Stein
Kotch - adapted by John Paxton
Little Murders - adapted by Jules Feiffer
A New Leaf - adapted by Elaine May

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Bananas - written by Woody Allen, Mickey Rose
Carnal Knowledge - written by Jules Feiffer
The Hospital - written by Paddy Chayefsky
Made for Each Other - written by Joseph Bologna, Renee Taylor
Taking Off - written by Jean Claude Carriere, Milos Forman, John Guare, John Klein


1970

Drama Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Airport - adapted by George Seaton
Catch-22 - adapted by Buck Henry
The Great White Hope - adapted by Howard Sackler
I Never Sang for My Father - adapted by Robert Anderson
Little Big Man - adapted by Calder Willingham

Drama Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
Five Easy Pieces - written by Carole Eastman; story by Carole Eastman, Bob Rafelson
Love Story - written by Erich Segal
Patton - written by Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North

Comedy Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Lovers and Other Strangers - adapted by Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman, Renee Taylor
M*A*S*H - adapted by Ring Lardner Jr.
The Owl and the Pussycat - adapted by Buck Henry
The Twelve Chairs - adapted by Mel Brooks
Where's Poppa? - adapted by Robert Klane

Comedy Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen
The Cheyenne Social Club - written by James Lee Barrett
The Out-of-Towners - written by Neil Simon
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - written by I.A.L. Diamon, Billy Wilder
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx - written by Gabriel Walsh
Start the Revolution Without Me - written by Lawrence Cohen, Fred Freeman


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