Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay

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The Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay is one of the annual film awards given by the Boston Society of Film Critics.



written by Bo Goldman
written by Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn
written by Barry Levinson
written by Éric Rohmer
written by Alex Cox
written by Woody Allen
written by Woody Allen
written by James L. Brooks
written by Ron Shelton
written by Woody Allen


written by Nicholas Kazan
written by David Cronenberg
written by Neil Jordan
written by Robert Altman and Frank Barhydt
written by Roger Avary and Quentin Tarantino
written by Emma Thompson
written by Joseph Tropiano and Stanley Tucci
written by Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland
written by Scott Frank
written by Charlie Kaufman


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2000 Almost Famous Cameron Crowe
Wonder Boys Steve Kloves novel by Michael Chabon
2001 Memento Christopher Nolan short story by Jonathan Nolan
2002 Adaptation. Charlie and Donald Kaufman novel by Susan Orlean
2003 American Splendor Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini graphic novel by Joyce Brabner & Harvey Pekar
comic book series by Harvey Pekar
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor novel by Rex Pickett[1]
2005 Capote Dan Futterman book by Gerald Clarke
2006 The Departed William Monahan film by Siu Fai Mak and Felix Chong
2007 Ratatouille Brad Bird
2008 Milk Dustin Lance Black
2009 A Serious Man Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin novel by Ben Mezrich
2011 Moneyball Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin novel by Michael Lewis[2]
2012 Lincoln Tony Kushner novel by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2013 Enough Said Nicole Holofcener
2014 Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo
Boyhood Richard Linklater
2015 Spotlight Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
2016 Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
2017 Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty memoir by Lee Israel
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino [3]


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2020 I'm Thinking of Ending Things Charlie Kaufman novel by Iain Reid[4]
2021 Drive My Car Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami[5]
2022 Original Screenplay: The Banshees of Inisherin Martin McDonagh
Adapted Screenplay: After Yang Kogonada short story "Saying Goodbye to Yang" by Alexander Weinstein
2023 Original Screenplay: The Holdovers David Hemingson
Adapted Screenplay: The Zone of Interest Jonathan Glazer The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis


  1. ^ Boston film critics flip for 'Sideways' - Variety
  2. ^ 'The Artist' Named Best Picture by Boston Film Critics|Retuters
  3. ^ "Current Winners – 2019 Awards". Boston Society of Film Critics. 2018-07-27. Archived from the original on 2019-11-21. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  4. ^ The Boston Society of Film Critics names its winners for 2020 - The Boston Globe
  5. ^ Current Winners — 2021 Awards — Boston Society of Film Critics