BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Adapted Screenplay has been presented to its winners since 1968, when the original category (BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay) was split into two awards, the other being the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Awarded forBest Adapted Screenplay
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byJames Ivory for Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Winners and nominees


Year Film Screenwriter(s) Adapted from
Heat and Dust Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Betrayal Harold Pinter Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Educating Rita Willy Russell Educating Rita by Willy Russell
Tootsie Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
The Killing Fields Bruce Robinson The experiences of Dith Pran and Sydney Schanberg.
Another Country Julian Mitchell Another Country by Julian Mitchell
The Dresser Ronald Harwood The Dresser by Ronald Harwood
Paris, Texas Sam Shepard Paris, Texas by L. M. Kit Carson
Prizzi's Honor Richard Condon and Janet Roach Prizzi's Honor by Richard Condon
Amadeus Peter Shaffer Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
A Passage to India David Lean A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
The Shooting Party Julian Bond The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
Out of Africa Kurt Luedtke Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
Children of a Lesser God Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff
The Color Purple Menno Meyjes The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Ran Masato Ide, Akira Kurosawa, and Hideo Oguni Legends of the daimyō Mōri Motonari, as well as King Lear by William Shakespeare.
A Room with a View Ruth Prawer Jhabvala A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Jean de Florette Claude Berri and Gérard Brach L'Eau des collines by Marcel Pagnol
84 Charing Cross Road Hugh Whitemore 84 Charing Cross Road by James Roose-Evans
Little Dorrit Christine Edzard Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Prick Up Your Ears Alan Bennett Prick Up Your Ears by John Lahr
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Jean-Claude Carrière and Philip Kaufman The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Babettes gæstebud Gabriel Axel Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesan
Empire of the Sun Tom Stoppard Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
Dangerous Liaisons Christopher Hampton Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton
The Accidental Tourist Frank Galati and Lawrence Kasdan The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
My Left Foot Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan My Left Foot by Christy Brown
Shirley Valentine Willy Russell Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell


Year Film Screenwriter(s) Adapted from
Goodfellas Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
Born on the Fourth of July Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic
Driving Miss Daisy Alfred Uhry Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry
Postcards from the Edge Carrie Fisher Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher
The War of the Roses Michael J. Leeson The War of the Roses by Warren Adler
The Commitments Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle, and Ian La Frenais The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
Cyrano de Bergerac Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean-Paul Rappeneau Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Dances with Wolves Michael Blake Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake
The Silence of the Lambs Ted Tally The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The Player Michael Tolkin The Player by Michael Tolkin
Howards End Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Howards End by E. M. Forster
JFK Zachary Sklar and Oliver Stone On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs
Strictly Ballroom Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce Strictly Ballroom by Baz Luhrmann
Schindler's List Steven Zaillian Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
In the Name of the Father Terry George and Jim Sheridan Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon
The Remains of the Day Ruth Prawer Jhabvala The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Shadowlands William Nicholson Shadowlands by William Nicholson
Scent of a Woman Bo Goldman Il buio e il miele by Giovanni Arpino
Quiz Show Paul Attanasio Remembering America by Richard N. Goodwin
The Browning Version Ronald Harwood The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan
Forrest Gump Eric Roth Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
The Joy Luck Club Ronald Bass and Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Three Colours: Red (Trois couleurs : Rouge) Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Trainspotting John Hodge Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Babe George Miller, Chris Noonan The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Leaving Las Vegas Mike Figgis Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien
The Madness of King George Alan Bennett The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett
Il Postino: The Postman Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, and Massimo Troisi Ardiente paciencia by Antonio Skármeta
Sense and Sensibility Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The English Patient Anthony Minghella The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The Crucible Arthur Miller The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Evita Alan Parker and Oliver Stone Evita by Eva Perón
Richard III Richard Loncraine and Ian McKellen Richard III by William Shakespeare
Romeo + Juliet Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Ice Storm James Schamus The Ice Storm by Rick Moody
L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
The Wings of the Dove Hossein Amini The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
Primary Colors Elaine May Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics by Joe Klein
Hilary and Jackie Frank Cottrell Boyce A Genius in the Family by Piers and Hilary du Pré
Little Voice Mark Herman The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright
Wag the Dog Hilary Henkin and David Mamet American Hero by Larry Beinhart
The End of the Affair Neil Jordan The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
East Is East Ayub Khan-Din East Is East by Ayub Khan-Din
An Ideal Husband Oliver Parker An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith


Year Film Screenwriter(s) Adapted from
Traffic Stephen Gaghan Traffik by Alastair Reid
Chocolat Robert Nelson Jacobs Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) James Schamus, Wang Hui-ling, and Kuo Jung Tsai Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Wang Dulu
High Fidelity John Cusack, D. V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, and Scott Rosenberg High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Wonder Boys Steve Kloves Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Shrek Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger S. H. Schulman, and Joe Stillman Shrek! by William Steig
A Beautiful Mind Akiva Goldsman A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Bridget Jones's Diary Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, and Helen Fielding Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Iris Richard Eyre and Charles Wood Elegy for Iris by John Bayley
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Adaptation. Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
About a Boy Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, and Paul Weitz About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Catch Me If You Can Jeff Nathanson Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale and Stan Redding
The Hours David Hare The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Pianist Ronald Harwood The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
Big Fish John August Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Girl with a Pearl Earring Olivia Hetreed Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Mystic River Brian Helgeland Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Sideways Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor Sideways by Rex Pickett
The Chorus (Les choristes) Christophe Barratier and Philippe Lopes-Curval A Cage of Nightingales directed by Jean Dréville
Closer Patrick Marber Closer by Patrick Marber
Finding Neverland David Magee The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) José Rivera The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
Brokeback Mountain Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana Brokeback Mountain by E. Annie Proulx
Capote Dan Futterman Capote by Gerald Clarke
The Constant Gardener Jeffrey Caine The Constant Gardener by John le Carré
A History of Violence Josh Olson A History of Violence by John Wagner and Vince Locke
Pride & Prejudice Deborah Moggach Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Last King of Scotland Jeremy Brock and Peter Morgan The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
Casino Royale Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
The Departed William Monahan Infernal Affairs by Alan Mak and Felix Chong
The Devil Wears Prada Aline Brosh McKenna The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Notes on a Scandal Patrick Marber Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Ronald Harwood The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Atonement Christopher Hampton Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Kite Runner David Benioff The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson Oil! by Upton Sinclair
Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy Q & A by Vikas Swarup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Eric Roth The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frost/Nixon Peter Morgan Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan
The Reader David Hare The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Revolutionary Road Justin Haythe Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Up in the Air Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner Up in the Air by Walter Kirn
District 9 Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell Alive in Joburg by Neill Blomkamp
An Education Nick Hornby An Education by Lynn Barber
In the Loop Simon Blackwell, Jesse Armstrong, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche The Thick of It by Armando Iannucci
Precious Geoffrey Fletcher Push by Sapphire


Year Film Screenwriter(s) Adapted from
The Social Network Aaron Sorkin The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
127 Hours Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Toy Story 3 Michael Arndt Characters from the film Toy Story created by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen, and Alec Sokolow
Characters from the film Toy Story 2 created by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, and Chris Webb
True Grit Joel Coen and Ethan Coen True Grit by Charles Portis
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
The Descendants Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Help Tate Taylor The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Ides of March George Clooney, Beau Willimon, and Grant Heslov Farragut North by Beau Willimon
Moneyball Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Argo Chris Terrio The Master of Disguise by Tony Mendez
The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman
Beasts of the Southern Wild Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin Juicy and Delicious by Lucy Alibar
Life of Pi David Magee Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Lincoln Tony Kushner Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Philomena Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith
12 Years a Slave John Ridley Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Behind the Candelabra Richard LaGravenese Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace by Scott Thorson
Captain Phillips Billy Ray A Captain's Duty by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
The Wolf of Wall Street Terence Winter The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
The Theory of Everything Anthony McCarten Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking
American Sniper Jason Hall American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Imitation Game Graham Moore Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Paddington Paul King Paddington Bear by Michael Bond
The Big Short Adam McKay and Charles Randolph The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Brooklyn Nick Hornby Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Carol Phyllis Nagy The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
Room Emma Donoghue Room by Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Lion Luke Davies A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose
Arrival Eric Heisserer Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang
Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan The Conscientious Objector by Terry Benedict
Hidden Figures Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford Tony and Susan by Austin Wright
Call Me by Your Name James Ivory Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and David Schneider The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Matt Greenhalgh Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool by Peter Turner
Molly's Game Aaron Sorkin Molly's Game by Molly Bloom
Paddington 2 Simon Farnaby and Paul King Paddington Bear by Michael Bond
BlacKkKlansman Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel
First Man Josh Singer First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
A Star Is Born Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters A Star Is Born by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell

See also

Adaptation (film)

Adaptation (stylized as Adaptation.) is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. It is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous self-referential events added, and stars Nicolas Cage as Kaufman and his fictional twin brother Donald, Meryl Streep as Orlean, and Chris Cooper as John Laroche, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in supporting roles.

Adaptation had been in development as far back as 1994. Jonathan Demme brought the project to Columbia Pictures with Kaufman writing the script. Kaufman experienced writer's block and did not know what to think of The Orchid Thief; he ultimately wrote a script based on his experience of adapting the book into a screenplay. Jonze signed to direct, and filming was finished in June 2001. Although it is billed as an adaptation of The Orchid Thief, its primary narrative focus is Charlie Kaufman's struggle to adapt the book into a film, while dramatizing its events in parallel. Adaptation also adds a number of fictitious elements, including Kaufman's twin brother (also credited as a writer for the film) and a romance between Orlean and Laroche, and culminates in completely invented events including fictional versions of Orlean and Laroche three years after the events related in The Orchid Thief.

Adaptation received awards at the 75th Academy Awards, 60th Golden Globe Awards, and 56th British Academy Film Awards, with Cooper winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Kaufman winning the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was ranked in a British Film Institute poll as one of the thirty best films of the 2000s.

BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Original Screenplay has been presented to its winners since 1984, when the original category (BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay) was split into two awards, the other being the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay

The BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay is a British Academy Film Award for the best script. It was awarded from 1968 to 1982. In 1983 it was split into BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

1982: Missing – Costa-Gavras and Donald E. Stewart

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Melissa Mathison

Gandhi – John Briley

On Golden Pond – Ernest Thompson

1981: Gregory's Girl – Bill Forsyth

Atlantic City – John Guare

Chariots of Fire – Colin Welland

The French Lieutenant's Woman – Harold Pinter

1980: Being There – Jerzy Kosiński

Airplane! – Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker

The Elephant Man – Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, and David Lynch

Kramer vs. Kramer – Robert Benton

1979: Manhattan – Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman

The China Syndrome – Mike Gray, T. S. Cook, and James Bridges

The Deer Hunter – Deric Washburn

Yanks – Colin Welland and Walter Bernstein

1978: Julia – Alvin Sargent

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Steven Spielberg

The Goodbye Girl – Neil Simon

A Wedding – John Considine, Patricia Resnick, Allan F. Nicholls, and Robert Altman

1977: Annie Hall – Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman

Equus – Peter Shaffer

Network – Paddy Chayefsky

Rocky – Sylvester Stallone

1976: Bugsy Malone – Alan Parker

All the President's Men – William Goldman

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest – Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben

The Sunshine Boys – Neil Simon

1975: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore – Robert Getchell

Dog Day Afternoon – Frank Pierson

Jaws – Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb

Nashville – Joan Tewkesbury

1974: Chinatown – Robert Towne / The Last Detail – Robert Towne (TIE)

Blazing Saddles – Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, and Alan Uger

The Conversation – Francis Ford Coppola

Lacombe, Lucien – Louis Malle and Patrick Modiano

1973: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière

The Day of the Jackal – Kenneth Ross

Sleuth – Anthony Shaffer

A Touch of Class – Melvin Frank and Jack Rose

1972: The Hospital – Paddy Chayefsky / The Last Picture Show – Larry McMurtry and Peter Bogdanovich (TIE)

Cabaret – Jay Presson Allen

A Clockwork Orange – Stanley Kubrick

1971: The Go-Between – Harold Pinter

Gumshoe – Neville Smith

Sunday Bloody Sunday – Penelope Gilliatt

Taking Off – Miloš Forman, John Guare, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Jon Klein

1970: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – William Goldman

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice – Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker

Kes – Barry Hines, Ken Loach, and Tony Garnett

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? – James Poe and Robert E. Thompson

1969: Midnight Cowboy – Waldo Salt

Goodbye, Columbus – Arnold Schulman

Women in Love – Larry Kramer

Z – Costa-Gavras, Jorge Semprún

1968: The Graduate – Calder Willingham and Buck Henry

if.... – David Sherwin

The Lion in Winter – James Goldman

Brian Helgeland

Brian Thomas Helgeland (born January 17, 1961) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Mystic River, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.Helgeland also wrote and directed 42 (2013), a biopic of Jackie Robinson, and Legend (2015), about the rise and fall of the infamous London gangsters, the Kray twins.

Bridget O'Connor

Bridget O'Connor (18 January 1961 – 22 September 2010) was a BAFTA-winning author, playwright and screenwriter. She may be best known for the play The Flags, and her posthumously Oscar-nominated adaptation, with her husband, Peter Straughan, of the book Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for the film of the same name. She died in 2010, aged 49, from cancer. In 2012, she posthumously won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay along with her husband.

Charles Randolph

Charles Randolph is an American screenwriter and producer for film and television. Randolph was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a cultural studies and philosophy professor. At age 33, Randolph spent a weekend in Los Angeles giving lectures at the University of Southern California. From a chance meeting with someone who worked for the Farrelly brothers, Randolph was inspired to attempt screenwriting.Randolph is married to Israeli actress Mili Avital, with whom he has two children.

Charlie Kaufman

Charles Stuart Kaufman (; born November 19, 1958) is an American screenwriter, producer, director, and lyricist. He wrote the films Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). He made his directorial debut with Synecdoche, New York (2008), which was also well-received; film critic Roger Ebert dubbed it "the best movie of the decade" in 2009. It was followed by Anomalisa (2015).

One of the most celebrated screenwriters of his era, Kaufman has been nominated for four Academy Awards: twice for Best Original Screenplay for Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (winning for the latter), Best Adapted Screenplay (with his fictional brother) for Adaptation, and Best Animated Feature for Anomalisa. He also won two BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplays and one BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Three of Kaufman's scripts appear in the Writers Guild of America's list of the 101 greatest movie screenplays ever written.

César Award for Best Original Screenplay

The César Award for Best Original Screenplay (French: César du meilleur scénario original) is an award presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. It was initially awarded from 1983 to 1985, and then awarded again in 2006, when the original category (César Award for Best Writing) was split into two awards, the other being César Award for Best Adaptation.

Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay

The Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay is one of the annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Jean-Paul Rappeneau (born 8 April 1932) is a French film director and screenwriter.

Jeff Whitty

Jeffrey Daniel Whitty (born September 30, 1971) is an American playwright, actor and screenwriter. For the stage musical Avenue Q, he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. For the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay along with Nicole Holofcener.

John Hodge (screenwriter)

John Hodge (born 1964) is a Scottish screenwriter and dramatist, who adapted Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play. His films include Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), The Final Curtain (2002), and the short film Alien Love Triangle (2002).

Nick Hern Books

Nick Hern Books is a London-based independent specialist publisher of plays, theatre books and screenplays. The company was founded by the former Methuen drama editor Nicholas Hern in 1988.

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, (7 May 1927 – 3 April 2013) was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant.

After meeting Cyrus Jhabvala in England, she married him and moved to India in 1951; Jhabvala was an Indian-Parsi architect. The couple lived in New Delhi and had three daughters. Jhabvala began then to elaborate her experiences in India and wrote novels and tales on Indian subjects. She wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and eight collections of short stories and was made a CBE in 1998 and granted a joint fellowship by BAFTA in 2002 with Ivory and Merchant. She is the only person to have won both a Booker Prize and an Oscar.

Sam Shepard filmography

Sam Shepard was an American actor, screenwriter, playwright, director, and author. The following is his screen filmography as an actor, screenwriter, and director. Shepard was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. The following year, he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing Paris, Texas (1984). For his role in the 1999 television film Dash and Lilly, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.

Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company.

Ted Elliott (screenwriter)

Ted Elliott (born July 4, 1961) is an American screenwriter and film producer. Along with his writing partner Terry Rossio, Elliott has written some of the most successful American films of the past 30 years, including Aladdin (1992), Shrek (2001) and the Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003-11).

In 2004, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America; his term on the board ended in 2006. In 2005, Elliott ran for president of the Writers Guild of America, west, but lost to animation writer and historical figurine maker Patric Verrone. Verrone received 1301 votes; Elliott received 591.

Terry Rossio

Terry Rossio (born July 2, 1960) is an American screenwriter. He wrote the films Aladdin, Shrek, and all five Pirates of the Caribbean films.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Shrek, and won the Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Shrek. He often collaborates with fellow screenwriter Ted Elliott.

The Accidental Tourist (film)

The Accidental Tourist is a 1988 American drama film starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan and scored by John Williams. The film's screenplay was adapted by Kasdan and Frank Galati from the novel of the same name by Anne Tyler.

It was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Supporting Actress for Davis, which she won. John Williams was nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Best Original Score.

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