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Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay

The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. It is awarded each year to the writer of a screenplay adapted from another source (usually a novel or play). See also the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay, a similar award for screenplays that are not adapted from elsewhere. Following is a listing of people who have won the award. This award started with the name Best Writing, Adaptation.

List of Winners

Year Winner
1927-28 Seventh Heaven - Benjamin Glazer from a play by Austin Stong
1928-29 The Patriot - Hanns Kräly from a play by Ashley Dukes translated from the play Der Patriot by Alfred Neumann derived from the story Paul I by Dmitri Merezhkovsky
1929-30 The Big House - Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin, Frances Marion, Lennox Marion original
1930-31 Cimarron - Howard Estabrook from the novel by Edna Ferber
1931-32 Bad Girl - Edwin J. Burke from the novel and play by Viña Delmar
1932-33 Little Women - Victor Heerman, Sarah Y. Mason from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
1934 It Happened One Night - Robert Riskin from the story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams
1935 The Informer - Dudley Nichols from the novel by Liam O'Flaherty.
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur - Pierre Collings, Sheridan Gibney from their own story
1937 The Life of Emile Zola - Heinz Herald, Geza Herczag, Norman Raine from the book Zola and His Time by Matthew Josephson
1938 Pygmalion - Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Lewis, W.P. Lipscomb, George Bernard Shaw from the play by George Bernard Shaw
1939 Gone with the Wind - Sidney Howard from the novel by Margaret Mitchell
1940 The Philadelphia Story - Donald Ogden Stewart from the play by Philip Barry
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan - Sidney Buchman, Seton Miller from the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall
1942 Mrs. Miniver - George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis based on the novel by Jan Struther
1943 Casablanca - Philip Epstein, Julius Epstein, Howard Koch from the play Everybody Comes to Rick's by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison
1944 Going My Way - Frank Butler, Frank Cavett from the story by Leo McCarey
1945 The Lost Weekend - Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder from the novel by Charles R. Jackson
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives - Robert Sherwood from the novel Glory for Me by MacKinlay Kantor
1947 Miracle on 34th Street - George Seaton from the story by Valentine Davies
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - John Huston from the novel by B. Traven
1949 A Letter to Three Wives - Joseph Mankiewicz from the novel Letter to Five Wives by John Klempner
1950 1950 All About Eve - Joseph Mankiewicz from the short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr
1951 1951 A Place in the Sun - Harry Brown, Michael Wilson from the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play An American Tragedy by Patrick Kearney
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful - Charles Schnee from the story Tribute to a Badman by Charles Bradshaw
1953 1953 From Here to Eternity - Daniel Taradash from the novel by James Jones
1954 1954 The Country Girl - George Seaton from the play by Clifford Odets
1955 Marty - Paddy Chayefsky based on his teleplay
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days - John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, James Poe from the novel by Jules Verne
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai - Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson (front: Pierre Boulle) based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
1958 Gigi - Alan Jay Lerner based on the novel by Colette
1959 Room at the Top - Neil Paterson from the novel by John Braine
1960 Elmer Gantry - Richard Brooks from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg - Abby Mann from his teleplay
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird - Horton Foote from the novel by Harper Lee
1963 Tom Jones - John Osborne from the novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding
1964 Becket - Edward Anhalt from the play by Jean Anouilh
1965 Doctor Zhivago - Robert Bolt from the novel by Boris Pasternak
1966 A Man for All Seasons - Robert Bolt from his play
1967 In the Heat of the Night - Stirling Silliphant from the novel by John Ball
1968 The Lion in Winter - James Goldman from his play
1969 Midnight Cowboy - Waldo Salt from the novel by James Leo Herlihy
1970 M*A*S*H - Ring Lardner Jr. from the novel by Richard Hooker
1971 The French Connection - Ernest Tidyman from the novel by Robin Moore
1972 The Godfather - Mario Puzo, Francis Coppola from the novel by Mario Puzo
1973 The Exorcist - William Blatty from his novel
1974 The Godfather, Part II - Francis Coppola, Mario Puzo from the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Bo Goldman, Laurence Hauben from the novel by Ken Kesey
1976 All the President's Men - William Goldman from the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
1977 Julia - Alvin Sargent from the novel Pentimento by Lillian Hellman
1978 Midnight Express - Oliver Stone from the book by Billy Hayes and William Hoffer
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer - Robert Benton from the novel by Avery Corman
1980 Ordinary People - Alvin Sargent from the novel by Judith Guest
1981 On Golden Pond - Ernest Thompson from his play
1982 Missing - Constantin Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart from the book by Thomas Hauser
1983 Terms of Endearment - James L. Brooks from the novel by Larry McMurtry
1984 Amadeus - Peter Shaffer from his play
1985 Out of Africa - Kurt Luedtke from the memoirs of Isak Dinesen, the book Silence Will Speak by Errol Trzebinski and the book Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman
1986 A Room with a View - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by E.M. Forster
1987 The Last Emperor - Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe from the autobiography From Emperor to Citizen: The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi by Henry Pu Yi
1988 Dangerous Liaisons - Christopher Hampton from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos and the play by Christopher Hampton
1989 Driving Miss Daisy - Alfred Uhry from the play by Alfred Uhry
1990 Dances with Wolves - Michael Blake from the novel by Michael Blake
1991 The Silence of the Lambs - Ted Tally from the novel by Thomas Harris
1992 Howards End - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by E.M. Forster
1993 Schindler's List - Steven Zaillian from the novel by Thomas Keneally
1994 Forrest Gump - Eric Roth from the novel by Winston Groom
1995 Sense and Sensibility - Emma Thompson from the novel by Jane Austen
1996 Sling Blade - Billy Bob Thornton from the play by Billy Bob Thornton
1997 L.A. Confidential - Curtis Hanson, Brian Helgeland from the novel by James Ellroy
1998 Gods and Monsters - Bill Condon from the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram
1999 The Cider House Rules - John Irving from the novel by John Irving
2000 Traffic - Stephen Gaghan from the teleplay Traffik by Simon Moore
2001 A Beautiful Mind - Akiva Goldsman from the biography by Sylvia Nasar
2002 The Pianist - Ronald Harwood from the book by Władysław Szpilman
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
2004 Sideways - Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor from the novel by Rex Pickett
2005 Brokeback Mountain - Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana from the short story by E. Annie Proulx
2006 The Departed - William Monahan from the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs.
2007 No Country for Old Men - Ethan and Joel Coen from the novel by Cormac McCarthy
2008 Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy