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1928 7 Heaven - Bernard Glazer (The play Seventh Heaven by Austin Strong)
1929 The Patriot - Hanns Kraly (Ashley Duke's translation of the play Der Parriot by Alfred Neumann & story Paul I by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
1930 The Big House Frances Marion (Original)
1931 Cimarron - Howard Estabrook (The Novel by Edna Ferber)
1932 Bad Girl - Edwin J. Burke (The Novel and Play by Vina Delmar)
1933 Little Women - Victor Heerman & Sarah J. Mason (The Novel by Louisa May Alcott)
1934 It Happened One Night - Robert Riskin (The story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams)
1935 The Informer - Dudley Nichols (The Novel by Liam O'Flaherty
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur - Pierre Collings & Sheridan Gibney (Original)
1937 The Life of Emile Zola - Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg & Norman Reilly Raine (The book Zola and His Time by Matthew Josephson
1938 Pygmalion - Screenplay & Dialogue G. B. Shaw Adaptation Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Arthur Lewis & W. P. Lipscomb (The play by Shaw)
1939 Gone with the Wind - Sidney Howard (Posthumous) (The Novel by Margaret Mitchell.
1940 The Philadelphia Story- Donald Ogden Stewart (The play by Philip Barry)
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan - Sidney Buchman & Seton I. Miller The Play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall
1942 Mrs. Miniver - George Froeschel James Hilton Claudine West & Arthur Wimperis Mrs. Miniver newspaper column by Jan Struther
1943 Casablanca - Phikip G. Julius J. Epstein & Howard Koch The play Everybody Comes to Rick's by Joan Alison & Murray Burnett
1944 Going My Way - Frank Butler & Frank Cavett A Story by Leo McCarey
1945 The Lost Weekend - Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder The novel by Charles R. Jackson
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives - Robert E. Sherwood The novel Glory for Me by MacKinlay Kantor
1947 Miracle on 34th St. - George Seaton A story by Valentine Davies
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - John Huston The novel by B. Traven
1949 A Letter to Three Wives - Joseph L. Mankiewicz The novel Letter to Five Wives by John Klempner
1950 All About Eve - Joseph L. Mankiewicz The short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr
1951 A Place in the Sun - Harry Brown & Michael Wilson The novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser & play by Parrick Kearney
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful - Charles Schnee The story A Tribute to a Badman by George Bradshaw
1953 From Here to Eternity - Daniel Taradash The novel by James Jones
1954 The Country Girl - George Seaton The play by Clifford Odets
1955 Marty - Paddy Chayefsky (teleplay by Chayefsky)
1956 Around the World in 80 Days - John Farrow, S.J. Perelman & James Poe The novel Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai - Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman & Michael Wilson The novel by Boulle
1958 Gigi - Alan J. Lerner The novel by Colette
1959 Room at the Top - Neil Paterson The novel by John Braine
1960 Elmer Gantry - Richard Brooks The novel by Sinclair Lewis
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg - Abby Mann Teleplay by Mann
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird - Horton Foote Novel by Harper Lee
1963 Ton Jones - John Osborne The novel The History of Tom Jones a Foundling by Henry Fielding
1964 Becket - Edward Anhalt The play by Jean Anouilh
1965 Doctor Zhivago - Robert Bolt Novel by Boris Pasternak
1966 A Man for All Seasons - Robert Bolt The play by Bolt
1967 In the Heat of the Night - Stirling Silliphant The novel by John Ball
1969 Midnight Cowboy - Waldo Salt The novel by James Leo Herlihy
1970 MASH - Ring Lardner Jr. The novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker
1971 The French Connection - Ernest Tidyman The book The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy by Robin Moore
1972 The Godfather - Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo The novel by Puzo
1973 The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty The novel by Blatty
1974 The Godfather Part II - Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo The novel by Puzo
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Bo Goldman & Lawrence Hauben Novel by Ken Kesey
1976 All the President's Men - William Goldman The book by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
1977 Julia - Alvin Sargent The novel Pentimento by Lillian Hellman
1978 Midnight Express - Oliver Stone The book by Billy Hayes & William Hoffer
1980 Ordinary People - Alvin Sargent Novel by Judith Guest
1981 On Golden Pond - Ernest Thompson Play by Thompson
1982 Missing Costa-Garvas & Donald E. Stewart The book The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice by Thomas Hauser
1983 Terms of Endearment - James L. Brooks The novel by Larry McMurtry
1984 Amadeus - Peter Shaffer The play by Shaffer
1985 Out of Africa - Kurt Luedtke The memoir by Karen Blixen & books Silence Will Speak by Errol Trzebinski & Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman
1986 A Room with a View - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala The novel by E.M. Forster
1987 The Last Emperor - Bernardo Bertolucci & Mark Peploe The Autobiography From Emperor to Citizen: The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi by Puyi
1988 Dangerous Liasons - Christopher Hampton The play Les Liasions Dangereuses by Hampton and Novel by Pierre Choderlos de Lacios
1989 Driving Miss Daisy - Alfred Uhry The play by Uhry
1990 Dances with Wolves - Michael Blake Novel by Blake
1991 The Silence of the Lambs - Ted Tally The novel by Thomas Harris
1992 Howard's End - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala The novel by E.M. Forster
1993 Schindler's List - Steven Zaillian The novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Kenally
1994 Forrest Gump - Eric Roth Novel by Winston Groom
1995 Sense and Sensibility - Emma Thompson Novel by Jane Austen
1996 Sling Blade - Billy Bob Thornton The short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade written by Thornton
1997 L.A. Confidential - Curtis Hanson & Brian Helgeland The novel by James Ellroy
1998 Gods and Monsters - Bill Condon The novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram
1999 The Cider House Rules - John Irving The novel by Irving
2000 Traffic - Stephen Gaghan The teleplay Traffik by Simon Moore
2001 A Beautiful Mind - Akiva Goldsman The book by Sylva Nasar
2002 The Pianist - Ronald Harwood The memoir by Wladyslaw Szpilman
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh The novel The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
2004 Sideways - Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor Novel by Rex Pickett
2005 Brokeback Mountain - Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana The short story by Annie Proulx
2006 The Departed - William Monahan The film Internal Affairs written by Felix Chong & Alan Mak
2007 No Country for Old Men - Coen Brothers Novel by Cormac McCarthy
2008 Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy The Novel Q & A by Vikas Swarup
2009 Precious - Geoffrey S. Fletcher The novel Push by Sapphire
2010 The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin The book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
2011 The Descendants - Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne & Jim Rash The novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
2012 Argo - Chris Terrio The book The Master of Disguise by Tony Mendez & Article The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman
2013 12 Years a Slave - John Ridley The memoir by Solomon Northup
2014 The Imitation Game - Graham Moore The book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
2015 The Big Short - Adam McKay & Charles Randolph The book by Michael Lewis
2016 Moonlight - Screenplay: Barry Jenkins Story:Tarell Alvin McCraney The play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by McRaney
2017 Call Me by Your Name - James Ivory Novel by Andre Avian
2018 BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel & Kevin Wilmott The memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
1968 The Lion in Winter - James Goldman The play by Goldman