The Paul Selvin Award

Presented to that member whose script best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere and to those whose defense Paul Selvin committed his professional life.

PAUL SELVIN AWARD RECIPIENTS

2018 - Liz Hannah and Josh Singer (The Post) - Watch the Speech
2017 - Susannah Grant (Confirmation ) - Watch the Speech
2016 - John McNamara (Trumbo) - Watch the Speech
2015 - Margaret Nagle (The Good Lie) - Watch the Speech
2014 - Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks) - Watch the Speech
2013 - Tony Kushner (Lincoln) - Watch the Speech
2012 - Tate Taylor (The Help) - Watch the Speech
2011 - Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game)
2010 - Anthony Peckham (Invictus)
2009 - Dustin Lance Black (Milk) - Watch the Speech
2008 - Robert Eisele and Jeffrey Porro (The Great Debaters)
2006 - George Clooney and Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck)
2005 - Don Payne (The Simpsons - "Fraudcast News")
2004 - Jason Horwitch (The Pentagon Papers)
2003 - John Wierick and Jacob Krueger (The Matthew Shepard Story)
2002 - Timothy J. Sexton (For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story)
2001 - Doug Wright (Quills)
2000 - Eric Roth and Michael Mann (The Insider)
1999 - Frank Military (Blind Faith)
1998 - Gregory Poirier (Rosewood)
1997 - Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
1996 - David E. Kelley (Picket Fences - "Final Judgment")
1995 - Thomas Baum Priscilla Prestwidge & Keith Pierce (Witness To The Execution)
1994 - Gary Ross (Dave)
1993 - Cynthia Whitcomb (Guilty Until Proven Innocent)
1992 - George Stevens Jr. (Separate But Equal - "Parts I and II")
1991 - Michael Lazarou (Heat Wave)
1990 - Allison Cross (Roe vs. Wade)