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84th Academy Awards: Original Screenplay

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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

Official Oscar site
Explore previous winners of Best Adapted Screenplay at Wikipedia

Written by Ambrose Heron

February 25th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Awards Season