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February 1, 2020

Writers Guild Awards Winners: 1995-1949

1995 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Four Weddings and a Funeral, Written by Richard Curtis

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Forrest Gump, Screenplay by Eric Roth

1994 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Piano, Written by Jane Campion

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Schindler’s List, Screenplay by Steven Zallian

1993 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Crying Game, Written by Neil Jordan

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Player, Screenplay by Michael Tolkin

1992 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Thelma and Louise, Written by Callie Khouri

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Silence of the Lambs, Screenplay by Ted Tally

1991 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Avalon, Written by Barry Levinson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Dances With Wolves, Screenplay by Michael Blake

1990 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Crimes and Misdemeanors, Written by Woody Allen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Driving Miss Daisy, Screenplay by Alfred Uhry

1989 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bull Durham, Written by Ron Shelton

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Dangerous Liaisons, Screenplay by Christopher Hampton

1988 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Moonstruck, Written by John Patrick Shanley

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Roxanne, Screenplay by Steve Martin

1987 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Hannah and Her Sisters, Written by Woody Allen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

A Room With a View, Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

1986 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Witness, Story by Pamela Wallace, Written by William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Prizzi’s Honor, Screenplay by Richard Condon and Janet Roach

1985 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Broadway Danny Rose, Written by Woody Allen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Killing Fields, Screenplay by Bruce Robinson

1984 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Tender Mercies, Written by Horton Foote

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Reuben, Reuben; Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

The Big Chill, Written by Lawrence Kasdan & Barbara Benedek

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Terms of Endearment, Screenplay by James L. Brooks

1983 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Written by Melissa Mathison

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Missing, Screenplay by Constantin Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Tootsie, Story by Don McGuire, Written by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Victor/Victoria, Screenplay by Blake Edwards

1982 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Reds, Written by Warren Beatty and Trevor Griffiths

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

On Golden Pond, Screenplay by Ernest Thompson

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Arthur, Written by Steve Gordon

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Rich and Famous, Screenplay by Gerard Ayres

1981 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Melvin and Howard, Written by Bo Goldman

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Ordinary People, Screenplay by Alvin Sargent

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Private Benjamin, Written by Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller, and Charles Shyer

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Airplane!, Screenplay by Jim Abrahams & David Zucker & Jerry Zucker

1980 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

The China Syndrome, Written by Mike Gray & T.S. Cook and James Bridges

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Kramer vs. Kramer, Screenplay by Robert Benton

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Breaking Away, Written by Steve Tesich

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Being There, Screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski

1979 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Coming Home , Story by Nancy Dowd, Written by Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Midnight Express, Screenplay by Oliver Stone

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Movie Movie, Written by Larry Gelbart and Sheldon Keller

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Heaven Can Wait, Screenplay by Elaine May and Warren Beatty

Same Time, Next Year, Screenplay by Bernard Slade

1978 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

The Turning Point, Written by Arthur Laurents

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Islands in the Stream, Screenplay by Denne Bart Petitclerc

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Annie Hall, Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Oh, God!, Screenplay by Larry Gelbart

1977 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Network, Written by Paddy Chayefsky

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

All the President’s Men, Screenplay by William Goldman

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

The Bad News Bears, Written by Bill Lancaster

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Screenplay by Blake Edwards and Frank Waldman

1976 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Dog Day Afternoon, Written by Frank Pierson

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest , Screenplay by Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Shampoo, Written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

The Sunshine Boys, Screenplay by Neil Simon

1975 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Chinatown, Written by Robert Towne

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

The Godfather Part II, Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Blazing Saddles , Written by Mel Brooks & Norman Steinberg & Andrew Bergman & Richard Pryor & Alan Uger

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Screenplay by Lionel Chetwynd and Mordecai Richler

1974 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Save the Tiger , Written by Steve Shagan

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Serpico , Screenplay by Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

A Touch of Class , Written by Melvin Frank and Jack Rose

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Paper Moon , Screenplay by Alvin Sargent

1973 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

The Candidate , Written by Jeremy Larner

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

The Godfather , Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

What’s Up, Doc?; Story by Peter Bogdanovich, Written by Buck Henry and David Newman & Robert Benton

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Cabaret , Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen

1972 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Sunday Bloody Sunday , Written by Penelope Gilliatt

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

The French Connection , Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

The Hospital , Written by Paddy Chayefsky

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Kotch , Screenplay by John Paxton

1971 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Patton , Written by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

I Never Sang For My Father , Screenplay by Robert Anderson

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

The Out-of-Towners , Written by Neil Simon

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

M*A*S*H , Screenplay by Ring Lardner

1970 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , Written by William Goldman

BEST ADAPTED DRAMA

Midnight Cowboy , Screenplay by Waldo Salt

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice , Written by Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker

BEST ADAPTED COMEDY

Goodbye, Columbus ; Screenplay by Arnold Schulman

1969 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Producers , Written by Mel Brooks

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Funny Girl , Written by Isobel Lennart

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

The Lion in Winter , Written by James Goldman

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

The Odd Couple , Neil Simon

1968 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bonnie and Clyde , Written by David Newman & Robert Benton

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Thoroughly Modern Millie , Written by Richard Morris

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Bonnie and Clyde , Written by David Newman & Robert Benton

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

The Graduate , Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry

1967 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Screenplay by Ernest Lehman

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming ; Screenplay by William Rose

1966 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

The Sound of Music , Story by Maria Augusta Trapp and Howard Lindsay & Russell Crouse, Screenplay by Ernest Lehman

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

The Pawnbroker , Story Edward Lewis Wallant, Screenplay by Morton S. Fine & David Friedkin

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

A Thousand Clowns , Written by Herb Gardner

1965 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Mary Poppins , Screenplay by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Becket , Screenplay by Edward Anhalt

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb , Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Terry Southern & Peter George

1964 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

HUD , Screenplay by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Lilies of the Field , Screenplay by James Poe

1963 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

The Music Man , Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, Screenplay by Marion Hargrove

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

To Kill a Mockingbird , Screenplay by Horton Foote

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

That Touch of Mink , Written by Stanley Shapiro and Nate Monaster

1962 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

West Side Story , Screenplay by Ernest Lehman

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

The Hustler , Screenplay by Sydney Carroll and Robert Rossen

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Breakfast at Tiffany’s , Screenplay by George Axelrod

1961 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Bells Are Ringing , Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Elmer Gantry , Screenplay by Richard Brooks

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

The Apartment , Written by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond

1960 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

The Five Pennies, Story by Robert Smith, Written by Jack Rose and Melville Shavelson

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

The Diary of Anne Frank, Screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Some Like it Hot, Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond

1959 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Gigi, Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

The Defiant Ones, Story by Nedrick Young, Screenplay by Harold Jacob Smith

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Me and the Colonel, Screenplay by S.N. Behrman and George Froeschel

1958 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Les Girls, Story by Vera Caspary, Screenplay by Vera Caspary and John Patrick

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Twelve Angry Men, Written by Reginald Rose

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Love in the Afternoon, Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond

1957 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

The King and I , Screenplay by Ernest Lehman

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Friendly Persuasion, Screenplay by Michael Wilson

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Around the World in Eighty Days, Screenplay by James Poe & John Farrow & S.J. Perelman

1956 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Love Me or Leave Me, Story by Daniel Fuchs, Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs and Isobel Lennart

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Marty , Written by Paddy Chayefsky

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Mister Roberts , Screenplay by Joshua Logan and Frank Nugent

1955 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers , Screenplay by Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich & Dorothy Kingsley

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

On the Waterfront , Written by Budd Schulberg

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Sabrina , Written by Billy Wilder & Samuel Taylor & Ernest Lehman

1954 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Lili , Written by Helen Deutsch and Paul Gallico

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

From Here to Eternity , Screenplay by Daniel Taradash

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Roman Holiday , Written by Ian McLellan Hunter, Dalton Trumbo, and John Dighton

1953 AWARDS WINNERS

Best Written Musical

Singin’ in the Rain , Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

High Noon , Screenplay by Carl Foreman

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

The Quiet Man , Screenplay by Frank Nugent

1952 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN FILM CONCERNING PROBLEMS WITH THE AMERICAN SCENE

Bright Victory , Screenplay by Robert Henry Buckner

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

An American in Paris , Written by Alan Jay Lerner

BEST WRITTEN LOW-BUDGET FILM

The Steel Helmet , Written by Samuel Fuller

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

A Place in the Sun , Screenplay by Michael Wilson and Harry Brown

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Father’s Little Dividend , Written by Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich

1951 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN FILM CONCERNING PROBLEMS WITH THE AMERICAN SCENE

The Men , Written by Carl Foreman

BEST WRITTEN WESTERN

Broken Arrow, Screenplay by Albert Maltz

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Annie Get Your Gun , Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

Sunset Boulevard, Written by Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder & D.M. Marshman Jr

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

All About Eve, Written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

1950 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN FILM CONCERNING PROBLEMS WITH THE AMERICAN SCENE

All the King’s Men , Screenplay by Robert Rossen

BEST WRITTEN WESTERN

Yellow Sky , Story by W.R. Burnett, Screenplay by W.R. Burnett and Lamar Trotti

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

On the Town , Written by Adolph Green & Betty Comden

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

All the King’s Men , Screenplay by Robert Rossen

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

A Letter to Three Wives, Screenplay by Joseph L Mankiewicz

1949 AWARDS WINNERS

BEST WRITTEN FILM CONCERNING PROBLEMS WITH THE AMERICAN SCENE

The Snake Pit , Screenplay by Frank Partos and Millen Brand

BEST WRITTEN WESTERN

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre , Screenplay by John Huston

BEST WRITTEN MUSICAL

Easter Parade , Story by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett, Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon & Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett

BEST WRITTEN DRAMA

The Snake Pit , Screenplay by Frank Partos and Millen Brand

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY

Sitting Pretty, Screenplay by F. Hugh Herbert