84th Academy Awards: Original Screenplay

Nominees The Artist, Bridesmaids, Margin Call, Midnight in Paris and A Separation

84th Academy Awards

NOMINEES

This category was created in 1940 as a separate writing award when Preston Sturges won for The Great McGinty and in 1957 the two categories were combined to reward only the screenplay.

In 2002, the name was altered from “Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)” to “Writing (Original Screenplay)”

Woody Allen is nominated this year and is the screenwriter with the most nominations in this category (15).

THE ARTIST

BRIDESMAIDS

MARGIN CALL

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

A SEPARATION

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Author: Ambrose Heron

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