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February 17, 2019

The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement

The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement is given to that member of the Guild who, in the opinion of the current Board of Directors, has advanced the literature of the motion picture through the years, and who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screen writer.

SCREEN LAUREL AWARD RECIPIENTS

2018

James L. Brooks
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2017

Oliver Stone
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2015

Harold Ramis
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2014

Paul Mazursky
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2013

Tom Stoppard
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2011

Steven Zaillian
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2010

Barry Levinson
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2008

Budd Schulberg
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2007

Robert Benton
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2006

Lawrence Kasdan
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2005

David Mamet
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2004

John Michael Hayes

2003

Mel Brooks
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2002

Blake Edwards
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2001

Betty Comden and Adolph Green

2000

Jean-Claude Carriere

1999

Paul Schrader

1998

Bo Goldman

1997

Robert Towne

1996

Daniel Taradash

1995

Charles Bennett

1994

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

1993

Horton Foote

1992

Frank Pierson

1991

Alvin Sargent

1990

Donald Ogden Stewart

1989

Ring Lardner Jr.

1988

Irving Ravetch & Harriet Frank Jr.

1987

Woody Allen

1986

Waldo Salt

1985

William Goldman

1984

Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

1983

Lamar Trotti

1982

Paul Osborne

1981

Ben Hecht

1980

Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond

1979

Neil Simon

1978

Edward Anhalt

1977

Samson Raphaelson

1976

Michael Wilson

1975

Preston Sturges

1974

Paddy Chayefsky

1973

William Rose

1972

Ernest Lehman

1971

James Poe

1970

Dalton Trumbo

1969

Carl Foreman

1968

Casey Robinson

1967

Richard Brooks

1966

Isobel Lennart

1965

Sidney Buchman

1964

John Huston

1963

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

1962

Philip Dunne

1961

George Seaton

1960

Norman Krasna

1959

Nunnally Johnson

1958

John Lee Mahin

1957

Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder

1956

Julius & Philip Epstein and Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich

1955

Robert Riskin

1954

Dudley Nichols

1953

Sonya Levien