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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Adapted Screenplay has been presented to its winners since 1983. Before it was called the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.

Winners and nominees


1983: Heat and DustRuth Prawer Jhabvala

1984: The Killing FieldsBruce Robinson

1985: Prizzi's Honor – Richard Condon and Janet Roach

1986: Out of AfricaKurt Luedtke

1987: Jean de Florette – Claude Berri and Gérard Brach

1988: The Unbearable Lightness of BeingJean-Claude Carrière and Philip Kaufman

  • Babettes gæstebudGabriel Axel
  • Empire of the SunTom Stoppard
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman

1989: Dangerous Liaisons – Christopher Hampton


1990: GoodfellasNicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese

1991: The Commitments – Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle and Ian La Frenais

1992: The Player – Michael Tolkin

1993: Schindler's List - Steven Zaillian

1994: Quiz Show – Paul Attanasio

1995: Trainspotting – John Hodge

1996: The English PatientAnthony Minghella

1997: Romeo + JulietBaz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce

  • The Ice Storm – James Schamus
  • L.A. ConfidentialCurtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland
  • The Wings of the Dove – Hossein Amini

1998: Primary ColorsElaine May

1999: The End of the AffairNeil Jordan

  • East Is East – Ayub Khan-Din
  • An Ideal Husband – Oliver Parker
  • The Talented Mr. RipleyAnthony Minghella


2000: Traffic – Stephen Gaghan

  • Chocolat – Robert Nelson Jacobs
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) – James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang, Kuo Jung Tsai
  • High FidelityJohn Cusack, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink and Scott Rosenberg
  • Wonder Boys – Steve Kloves

2001: Shrek – Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger S.H. Schulman and Joe Stillman

2002: Adaptation.Charlie and Donald Kaufman

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh

  • Big Fish – John August
  • Cold MountainAnthony Minghella
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring – Olivia Hetreed
  • Mystic River – Brian Helgeland

2004: SidewaysAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

  • The Chorus (Les choristes) – Christophe Barratier and Philippe Lopes-Curval
  • Closer – Patrick Marber
  • Finding Neverland – David Magee
  • The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) – José Rivera

2005: Brokeback Mountain – Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

  • Capote – Dan Futterman
  • The Constant Gardener – Jeffrey Caine
  • A History of Violence – Josh Olson
  • Pride & Prejudice – Deborah Moggach

2006: The Last King of Scotland – Jeremy Brock and Peter Morgan

  • Casino RoyalePaul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade
  • The DepartedWilliam Monahan
  • The Devil Wears Prada – Aline Brosh McKenna
  • Notes on a Scandal – Patrick Marber

2007: The Diving Bell and the ButterflyRonald Harwood

2008: Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Roth
  • Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan
  • The Reader – David Hare
  • Revolutionary Road – Justin Haythe

2009: Up in the AirJason Reitman and Sheldon Turner


2010 The Social NetworkAaron Sorkin

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