Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay

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Golden Globe for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
The 2023 recipients: Justine Triet & Arthur Harari
Awarded forBest Screenplay Writing (Original or Adapted) of a Motion Picture
LocationUnited States
Presented byHollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held byJustine Triet & Arthur Harari for Anatomy of a Fall (2023)
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The Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture is a Golden Globe Award given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Winners and nominees



Year Film Nominees
1947 Miracle on 34th Street George Seaton
1948 The Search Richard Schweizer
1949 Battleground Robert Pirosh
Rope of Sand Walter Doniger


Year Film Nominees
1950 All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Asphalt Jungle Ben Maddow and John Huston
Sunset Boulevard Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D. M. Marshman Jr.
1951 Bright Victory Robert Buckner
1952 5 Fingers Michael Wilson
High Noon Carl Foreman
The Thief Clarence Greene and Russell Rouse
1953 Lili Helen Deutsch
1954 Sabrina Billy Wilder, Ernest Lehman, and Samuel A. Taylor


Year Film Nominees
1965 Doctor Zhivago Robert Bolt
The Agony and the Ecstasy Philip Dunne
The Collector John Kohn and Stanley Mann
A Patch of Blue Guy Green
The Slender Thread Stirling Silliphant
1966 A Man for All Seasons Robert Bolt
Alfie Bill Naughton
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming William Rose
The Sand Pebbles Robert Anderson
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Ernest Lehman
1967 In the Heat of the Night Stirling Silliphant
Bonnie and Clyde Robert Benton and David Newman
The Fox Lewis John Carlino and Howard Koch
The Graduate Buck Henry and Calder Willingham
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner William Rose
1968 CHAЯLY Stirling Silliphant
The Fixer Dalton Trumbo
The Lion in Winter James Goldman
The Producers Mel Brooks
Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days Bridget Boland, John Hale, and Richard Sokolove
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid William Goldman
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium David Shaw
John and Mary John Mortimer
Midnight Cowboy Waldo Salt


Year Film Nominees
1970 Love Story Erich Segal
Five Easy Pieces Carole Eastman and Bob Rafelson
Husbands John Cassavetes
M*A*S*H Ring Lardner Jr.
Scrooge Leslie Bricusse
1971 The Hospital Paddy Chayefsky
The French Connection Ernest Tidyman
Klute Andy and Dave Lewis
Kotch John Paxton
Mary, Queen of Scots John Hale
1972 The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Avanti! Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond
Cabaret Jay Presson Allen
Deliverance James Dickey
Frenzy Anthony Shaffer
The Heartbreak Kid Neil Simon
1973 The Exorcist William Peter Blatty
Cinderella Liberty Darryl Ponicsan
The Day of the Jackal Kenneth Ross
The Sting David S. Ward
A Touch of Class Melvin Frank and Jack Rose
1974 Chinatown Robert Towne
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
The Towering Inferno Stirling Silliphant
A Woman Under the Influence John Cassavetes
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben
Dog Day Afternoon Frank Pierson
Jaws Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Nashville Joan Tewkesbury
The Sunshine Boys Neil Simon
1976 Network Paddy Chayefsky
All the President's Men William Goldman
Marathon Man William Goldman
Rocky Sylvester Stallone
Taxi Driver Paul Schrader
Voyage of the Damned David Butler and Steve Shagan
1977 The Goodbye Girl Neil Simon
Annie Hall Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg
Julia Alvin Sargent
The Turning Point Arthur Laurents
1978 Midnight Express Oliver Stone
Coming Home Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt
The Deer Hunter Deric Washburn
Foul Play Colin Higgins
Interiors Woody Allen
An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer Robert Benton
Being There Jerzy Kosinski
Breaking Away Steve Tesich
The China Syndrome James Bridges, T. S. Cook, and Mike Gray
Norma Rae Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch


Year Film Nominees
1980 The Ninth Configuration William Peter Blatty
The Elephant Man Eric Bergren and Christopher De Vore
Ordinary People Alvin Sargent
Raging Bull Mardik Martin and Paul Schrader
The Stunt Man Lawrence B. Marcus
1981 On Golden Pond Ernest Thompson
Absence of Malice Kurt Luedtke
The Four Seasons Alan Alda
The French Lieutenant's Woman Harold Pinter
Reds Warren Beatty and Trevor Griffiths
1982 Gandhi John Briley
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Melissa Mathison
Missing Costa-Gavras and Donald E. Stewart
Tootsie Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
The Verdict David Mamet
1983 Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks
The Big Chill Barbara Benedek and Lawrence Kasdan
The Dresser Ronald Harwood
Educating Rita Willy Russell
Reuben, Reuben Julius J. Epstein
1984 Amadeus Peter Shaffer
The Killing Fields Bruce Robinson
A Passage to India David Lean
Places in the Heart Robert Benton
A Soldier's Story Charles Fuller
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo Woody Allen
Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale
Out of Africa Kurt Luedtke
Prizzi's Honor Richard Condon and Janet Roach
Witness William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace
1986 The Mission Robert Bolt
Blue Velvet David Lynch
Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen
Mona Lisa Neil Jordan and David Leland
Platoon Oliver Stone
1987 The Last Emperor Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe, and Enzo Ungari
Broadcast News James L. Brooks
Hope and Glory John Boorman
House of Games David Mamet
Moonstruck John Patrick Shanley
1988 Running on Empty Naomi Foner
A Cry in the Dark Robert Caswell and Fred Schepisi
Mississippi Burning Chris Gerolmo
Rain Man Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow
Working Girl Kevin Wade
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Oliver Stone and Ron Kovic
Dead Poets Society Tom Schulman
Do the Right Thing Spike Lee
Glory Kevin Jarre
Sex, Lies, and Videotape Steven Soderbergh
When Harry Met Sally... Nora Ephron


Year Film Nominees
1990 Dances with Wolves Michael Blake
Avalon Barry Levinson
The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Goodfellas Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese
Reversal of Fortune Nicholas Kazan
1991 Thelma & Louise Callie Khouri
Bugsy James Toback
Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan and Meg Kasdan
JFK Zachary Sklar and Oliver Stone
The Silence of the Lambs Ted Tally
1992 Scent of a Woman Bo Goldman
A Few Good Men Aaron Sorkin
Howards End Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The Player Michael Tolkin
Unforgiven David Webb Peoples
1993 Schindler's List Steven Zaillian
Philadelphia Ron Nyswaner
The Piano Jane Campion
The Remains of the Day Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Short Cuts Robert Altman and Frank Barhydt
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino
Forrest Gump Eric Roth
Four Weddings and a Funeral Richard Curtis
Quiz Show Paul Attanasio
The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont
1995 Sense and Sensibility Emma Thompson
The American President Aaron Sorkin
Braveheart Randall Wallace
Dead Man Walking Tim Robbins
Get Shorty Scott Frank
Mr. Holland's Opus Patrick Sheane Duncan
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
The English Patient Anthony Minghella
Fargo Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Lone Star John Sayles
Shine Jan Sardi
1997 Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
As Good as It Gets Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks
L.A. Confidential Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson
Titanic James Cameron
Wag the Dog Hilary Henkin and David Mamet
1998 Shakespeare in Love Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Bulworth Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser
Happiness Todd Solondz
Saving Private Ryan Robert Rodat
The Truman Show Andrew Niccol
1999 American Beauty Alan Ball
Being John Malkovich Charlie Kaufman
The Cider House Rules John Irving
The Insider Eric Roth and Michael Mann
The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan


Year Film Nominees
2000 Traffic Stephen Gaghan
Almost Famous Cameron Crowe
Quills Doug Wright
Wonder Boys Steve Kloves
You Can Count on Me Kenneth Lonergan
2001 A Beautiful Mind Akiva Goldsman
Gosford Park Julian Fellowes
The Man Who Wasn't There Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Memento Christopher Nolan
Mulholland Drive David Lynch
2002 About Schmidt Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Adaptation. Charlie and Donald Kaufman
Chicago Bill Condon
Far from Heaven Todd Haynes
The Hours David Hare
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella
In America Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan
Love Actually Richard Curtis
Mystic River Brian Helgeland
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
The Aviator John Logan
Closer Patrick Marber
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Charlie Kaufman
Finding Neverland David Magee
2005 Brokeback Mountain Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Crash Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
Good Night, and Good Luck. George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Match Point Woody Allen
Munich Tony Kushner and Eric Roth
2006 The Queen Peter Morgan
Babel Guillermo Arriaga
The Departed William Monahan
Little Children Todd Field and Tom Perrotta
Notes on a Scandal Patrick Marber
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Atonement Christopher Hampton
Charlie Wilson's War Aaron Sorkin
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) Ronald Harwood
Juno Diablo Cody
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Eric Roth
Doubt John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon Peter Morgan
The Reader David Hare
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
District 9 Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
The Hurt Locker Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino
It's Complicated Nancy Meyers


Year Film Nominees
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin
127 Hours Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
Inception Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech David Seidler
2011 Midnight in Paris Woody Allen
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
The Ides of March George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon
Moneyball Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
2012 Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino
Argo Chris Terrio
Lincoln Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal
2013 Her Spike Jonze
12 Years a Slave John Ridley
American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Nebraska Bob Nelson
Philomena Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
2014 Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo
Boyhood Richard Linklater
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game Graham Moore
2015 Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin[1]
The Big Short Adam McKay and Charles Randolph
The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino
Room Emma Donoghue
Spotlight Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
2016 La La Land Damien Chazelle[2]
Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan
Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight Barry Jenkins
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh[3]
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
Molly's Game Aaron Sorkin
The Post Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
2018 Green Book Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly[4]
The Favourite Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
Roma Alfonso Cuarón
Vice Adam McKay
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino[5]
The Irishman Steven Zaillian
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
Parasite Bong Joon-Ho and Han Jin Won
The Two Popes Anthony McCarten


Year Film Nominees
2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7 Aaron Sorkin
Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell
Mank Jack Fincher (posthumous)
The Father Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton
Nomadland Chloé Zhao
2021 Belfast Kenneth Branagh
Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson
The Power of the Dog Jane Campion
Don't Look Up Adam McKay
Being the Ricardos Aaron Sorkin
2022 The Banshees of Inisherin Martin McDonagh
Tár Todd Field
Everything Everywhere All at Once Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Women Talking Sarah Polley
The Fabelmans Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner
2023 Anatomy of a Fall Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
Barbie Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
Oppenheimer Christopher Nolan
Killers of the Flower Moon Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese
Past Lives Celine Song
Poor Things Tony McNamara

Multiple wins and nominations


See also