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1989

Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Born on the Fourth of July, Adapted by Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone
Driving Miss Daisy, Adapted by Alfred Uhry
Field of Dreams, Adapted by Phil Alden Robinson
Glory, Adapted by Kevin Jarre
My Left Foot, Adapted by Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan

Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Crimes and Misdemeanors, Written by Woody Allen
Dead Poets Society, Written by Tom Schulman
The Fabulous Baker Boys, Written by Steve Kloves
Sex, Lies and Videotape., Written by Steven Soderbergh
When Harry Met Sally..., Written by Nora Ephron


1988

Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
The Accidental Tourist, Adapted by Frank Galati, Lawrence Kasdan
Dangerous Liaisons, Adapted by Christopher Hampton
Gorillas in the Mist: The Adventure of Dian Fossey, Adapted by Anna Hamilton Phelan, Tab Murphy
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Adapted by Jeffrey Price, Peter Seaman

Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Big, Written by Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg
Bull Durham, Written by Ron Shelton
A Fish Called Wanda, Written by John Cleese, Story by John Cleese, Charles Crichton
Rain Man, Written by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow
Working Girl, Written by Kevin Wade


1987

Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Fatal Attraction, Adapted by James Dearden
Full Metal Jacket, Adapted by Gustav Hasford, Michael Herr, Stanley Kubrick
The Princess Bride, Adapted by William Goldman
Roxanne, Adapted by Steve Martin
The Untouchables, Adapted by David Mamet

Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Broadcast News, Written by James L. Brooks
Hope and Glory, Written by John Boorman
The Last Emperor, Written by Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe
Moonstruck, Written by John Patrick Shanley
Radio Days, Written by Woody Allen


1986

Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Children of a Lesser God, Adapted by Hesper Anderson, Mark Medoff
Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Adapted by Leon Capetanos, Paul Mazursky
Little Shop of Horrors, Adapted by Howard Ashman
A Room with a View, Adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Stand by Me, Adapted by Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon

Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Blue Velvet, Written by David Lynch
Hannah and her Sisters, Written by Woody Allen
Mona Lisa, Written by Neil Jordan, David Leland
Platoon, Written by Oliver Stone
Salvador, Written by Richard Boyle, Oliver Stone


1985

Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Agnes of God, Adapted by John Pielmeier
The Color Purple, Adapted by Menno Meyjes
Out of Africa, Adapted by Kurt Luedtke
Prizzi's Honor, Adapted by Richard Condon, Janet Roach
The Trip To Bountiful, Adapted by Horton Foote

Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Back to the Future, Written by Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis
Cocoon, Written by Tom Benedek
Mask, Written by Anna Hamilton Phelan
The Purple Rose of Cairo, Written by Woody Allen
Witness, Written by William Kelley, Earl W. Wallace, Pamela Wallace


1984

Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Adapted by Michael Austin, Robert Towne
The Killing Fields, Adapted by Bruce Robinson
The Natural, Adapted by Phil Dusenberry, Roger Towne
A Passage to India, Adapted by David Lean
A Soldier's Story, Adapted by Charles Fuller

Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Broadway Danny Rose, Written by Woody Allen
El Norte, Written by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas
Places in the Heart, Written by Robert Benton
Romancing the Stone, Written by Diane Thomas
Splash, Written by Bruce Jay Friedman, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Brian Grazer


1983

Drama Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Reuben, Reuben, Adapted by Julius J. Epstein
The Right Stuff, Adapted by Philip Kaufman
The Year of Living Dangerously, Adapted by C. J. Koch, Peter Weir, David Williamson

Drama Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Silkwood, Written by Alice Arlen, Nora Ephron
Tender Mercies, Written by Horton Foote
Wargames, Written by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes

Comedy Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
A Christmas Story, Adapted by Leigh Brown, Bob Clark, Jean Shepard
Terms of Endearment, Adapted by James L. Brooks
To Be or Not To Be, Adapted by Ronny Graham, Thomas Meehan

Comedy Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
The Big Chill, Written by Barbara Benedek, Lawrence Kasdan
Risky Business, Written by Paul Brickman
Zelig, Written by Woody Allen


1982

Drama Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Missing, Adapted by Constantin Costa-Gavras, Donald L. Stewart
Sophie's Choice, Adapted by Alan J. Pakula
The Verdict, Adapted by David Mamet

Drama Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Written by Melissa Mathison
An Officer and a Gentleman, Written by Douglas Day Stewart
Shoot The Moon, Written by Bo Goldman

Comedy Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Adapted by Cameron Crowe
Victor/Victoria, Adapted by Blake Edwards
The World According To Garp, Adapted by Steve Tesich

Comedy Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Diner, Written by Barry Levinson
My Favorite Year, Written by Dennis Palumbo, Norman Steinberg
Tootsie, Written by Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, Don Mcguire


1981

Drama Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Cutter's Way, Adapted by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin
On Golden Pond, Adapted by Ernest Thompson
Prince of the City, Adapted by Jay Presson Allen, Sidney Lumet
Ragtime, Adapted by Michael Weller

Drama Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Absence of Malice, Written by Kurt Luedtke
Atlantic City, Written by John Guare
Body Heat, Written by Lawrence Kasdan
Reds, Written by Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths

Comedy Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
First Monday in October, Adapted by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee
for Your Eyes Only, Adapted by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson
Rich and Famous, Adapted by Gerald Ayres

Comedy Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Arthur, Written by Steve Gordon
The Four Seasons, Written by Alan Alda
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Written by Lawrence Kasdan, Story by Philip Kaufman, George Lucas
S.O.B., Written by Blake Edwards


1980

Drama Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Coal Miner's Daughter, Adapted by Tom Rickman
The Elephant Man, Adapted by Eric Bergren, Christopher Devore, David Lynch
The Great Santini, Adapted by Lewis John Carlino
Ordinary People, Adapted by Alvin Sargent
The Stunt Man, Adapted by Richard Rush, Screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus

Drama Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
Fame, Written by Christopher Gore
Melvin and Howard, Written by Bo Goldman
My Bodyguard, Written by Alan Ormsby

Comedy Screenplay (Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Airplane!, Adapted by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Hopscotch, Adapted by Bryan Forbes
Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back, Adapted by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, Story by George Lucas

Comedy Screenplay (Written Directly for The Screen)
9-To-5, Written by Colin Higgins, Patricia Resnick
Private Benjamin, Written by Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller, Charles Shyer
Return of the Secaucus 7, Written by John Sayles
Stardust Memories, Written by Woody Allen


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