- The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
- Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
- Margin Call – J.C. Chandor
- Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
- A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
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).
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS