Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay

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The Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for best screenplay.

Winners and nominees[edit]

This category existed between 1998 and 2004. It was reintroduced in 2011. Nominees are listed below the winner(s) for each year.[1]

Original Run[edit]

Year Nominated Film / Series Screenwriter Result Ref
1998 Dark City Alex Proyas Won (tie) [2]
Gods and Monsters Bill Condon
Fallen Nicholas Kazan Nominated [2]
Millennium (Season 2, Episode 21: "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me") Darin Morgan
1999 The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan Won [3]
The Blair Witch Project Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez Nominated [3]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 4, Episode 10: "Hush") Joss Whedon
The Green Mile Frank Darabont
2000 Shadow of the Vampire Steven Katz Won [4]
The Cell Mark Protosevich Nominated [4]
Pitch Black David Twohy, Ken Wheat, and Jim Wheat
Requiem for a Dream Darren Aronofsky and Hubert Selby Jr.
Unbreakable M. Night Shyamalan
2001 Memento Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan Won [5]
From Hell Terry Hayes and Rafael Yglesias (based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell) Nominated [5]
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh (based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien)
The Others Alejandro Amenábar
2002 Frailty Brent Hanley Won [6]
Minority Report Jon Cohen and Scott Frank (based on the story by Philip K. Dick) Nominated [6]
The Ring Ehren Kruger (based on the novel by Koji Suzuki and film by Hiroshi Takahashi)
Signs M. Night Shyamalan
2003 Bubba Ho-Tep Don Coscarelli Won [7]
Identity Michael Cooney Nominated [7]
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth Won (tie) [8]
Shaun of the Dead Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
Dawn of the Dead James Gunn Nominated [8]
Hellboy Guillermo del Toro

Current Run[edit]

Year Nominated Film / Series Screenwriter Result Ref
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House (Season 1, Episode 12: "Afterbirth") Jessica Sharzer Won [9][10]
The Adjustment Bureau George Nolfi Nominated [9][10]
Priest Cory Goodman
True Blood (Season 4, Episode 8: "Spellbound") Alan Ball
The Walking Dead (Season 2, Episode 7: "Pretty Much Dead Already") Scott M. Gimple
The Walking Dead (Season 2, Episode 3: "Save the Last One") Scott M. Gimple
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard Won [11][12][13]
American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2, Episode 7: "Dark Cousin") Tim Minear Nominated [11][12][13]
The Hunger Games Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray
The Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 4: "Killer Within") Sang Kyu Kim
The Woman in Black Jane Goldman
2013 The Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 16: "Welcome to the Tombs") Glen Mazzara Won [14][15][16]
American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2, Episode 11: "Spilt Milk") Brad Falchuk Nominated [14][15][16]
Dracula (Episode: "A Whiff of Sulfur") Daniel Knauf
Hannibal (Episode: "Apéritif") Bryan Fuller
The Returned (Season 1, Episode 8: "The Horde") Frédéric Adda and Fabrice Gobert
2014 The Babadook Jennifer Kent Won [17][18][19]
American Horror Story: Coven (Season 3, Episode 10: "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks") James Wong Nominated [17][18][19]
Doctor Who (Series 8, Episode 4: "Listen") Steven Moffat
Penny Dreadful (Season 1, Episode 2: "Séance") John Logan
The Walking Dead (Season 4, Episode 14: "The Grove") Scott M. Gimple
2015 It Follows David Robert Mitchell Won [20][21][22]
Crimson Peak Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins Nominated [20][21][22]
Penny Dreadful (Season 2, Episode 9: "And Hell Itself My Only Foe") John Logan
Penny Dreadful (Season 2, Episode 3: "The Nightcomers") John Logan
What We Do in the Shadows Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
2016 The Witch Robert Eggers Won [23][24][25]
10 Cloverfield Lane Josh Campbell, Damien Chazelle, and Matthew Stuecken Nominated [23][24][25]
Penny Dreadful (Season 3, Episode 4: "A Blade of Grass") John Logan
Stranger Things (Season 1, Episode 1: "Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers") The Duffer Brothers
Stranger Things (Season 1, Episode 8: "Chapter Eight: The Upside Down") The Duffer Brothers
2017 Get Out Jordan Peele Won [26][27][28]
It Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman Nominated [26][27][28]
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Stranger Things (Season 2, Episode 1: "Chapter One: MADMAX") The Duffer Brothers
Twin Peaks (Season 3, Episode 8: "Part 8") Mark Frost and David Lynch
2018 The Haunting of Hill House (Season 1, Episode 5: "The Bent-Neck Lady") Meredith Averill Won [29][30][31]
Annihilation Alex Garland Nominated [29][30][31]
Bird Box Eric Heisserer
Hereditary Ari Aster
A Quiet Place Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski
2019 Us Jordan Peele Won [32][33][34]
Doctor Sleep Mike Flanagan Nominated [32][33][34]
The Lighthouse Robert Eggers and Max Eggers
Midsommar Ari Aster
Stranger Things (Season 3, Episode 8: "Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt") Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer
2020 The Invisible Man Leigh Whannell

(Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Goalpost Pictures, Nervous Tick Productions)

Won [35][36][37]
Color Out of Space Scarlett Amaris and Richard Stanley

(SpectreVision)

Nominated [35][36][37]
Lovecraft Country (Season 1, Episode 1: "Sundown") Misha Green

(Affeme, Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television Studios)

Lovecraft Country (Season 1, Episode 8: "Jig-a-Bobo") Misha Green and Ihuoma Ofordire

(Affeme, Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television Studios)

The Haunting of Bly Manor (Season 1, Episode 5: "The Altar of the Dead") Angela LaManna

(Intrepid Pictures, Amblin Television, Paramount Television Studios)

2021 Midnight Mass (Season 1, Episode 6: “Book VI: Acts of the Apostles”) Mike Flanagan, James Flanagan, and Jeff Howard

(Intrepid Pictures)

Won [38][39][40]
Antlers C. Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, and Scott Cooper

(Searchlight Pictures)

Nominated [38][39][40]
Candyman Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and Nia DaCosta

(Universal Pictures)

Fear Street: Part One – 1994 Phil Graziadei and Leigh Janiak

(Chernin Entertainment)

Squid Game (Season 1, Episode 1: “Red Light, Green Light”) Hwang Dong-hyuk(Siren Pictures)

References[edit]

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