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Writers Guild Awards
Annual awards from the Writers Guild of America for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television and radio. The list below includes the awards for screenplay.

2004 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Lost in Translation Written by Sofia Coppola; Focus Features

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

American Splendor Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, based on the comic book series by Harvey Pekar and the novel by Harvey Pekar and Joyce

2003 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Bowling for Columbine Written by Michael Moore; United Artists/Alliance Atlantis/Salter Street Films/Dog Eat Dog Films

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

The Hours Written by David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham; Paramount Pictures/Miramax Films

2002 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Gosford Park Written by Julian Fellowes; USA Films

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

A Beautiful Mind Written by Akiva Goldsman, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar; Universal Pictures

2001 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

You Can Count On Me Written by Kenneth Lonergan, Paramount Classics

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Traffic Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, Based on the British series Traffik created by Simon Moore, USA Films

2000 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

American Beauty Written by Alan Ball, DreamWorks Pictures

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Election Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, Paramount Pictures

1999 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Shakespeare in Love Written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Miramax Films and Universal Pictures

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Out of Sight Screenplay by Scott Frank, Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, Universal Pictures

1998 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

As Good As It Gets Screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks, Story by Mark Andrus, TriStar Pictures

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

L.A. Confidential Screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson, based on the novel by James Ellroy, Warner Bros.

1997 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Fargo Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Gramercy Pictures

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Sling Blade Screenplay by Billy Bob Thornton, Based on his stage play, Miramax Films

1996 Awards

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Braveheart Written by Randall Wallace, Paramount Pictures

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Sense and Sensibility Screenplay by Emma Thompson, Based on the novel by Jane Austen, Columbia




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