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The BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay is the British Academy Film Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. It has been awarded since 1984. In 1984 the category BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay was split into two awards, this one and the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Winners and nominees


1983: The King of Comedy – Paul D. Zimmerman

1984: Broadway Danny RoseWoody Allen

1985: The Purple Rose of CairoWoody Allen

1986: Hannah and Her SistersWoody Allen

1987: Wish You Were Here – David Leland

1988: A World Apart – Shawn Slovo

  • Au revoir, les enfantsLouis Malle
  • A Fish Called WandaJohn Cleese
  • Moonstruck – John Patrick Shanley

1989: When Harry Met Sally...Nora Ephron


1990: Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso)Giuseppe Tornatore

  • Crimes and MisdemeanorsWoody Allen
  • Ghost – Bruce Joel Rubin
  • Pretty Woman – J.F. Lawton

1991: Truly, Madly, DeeplyAnthony Minghella

1992: Husbands and WivesWoody Allen

1993: Groundhog DayHarold Ramis and Danny Rubin

1994: Pulp Fiction – Roger Avary and Quentin Tarantino

1995: The Usual Suspects – Christopher McQuarrie

1996: Secrets & LiesMike Leigh

1997: Nil by MouthGary Oldman

  • Boogie NightsPaul Thomas Anderson
  • The Full Monty – Simon Beaufoy
  • Mrs. Brown – Jeremy Brock

1998: The Truman Show – Andrew Niccol

  • Elizabeth – Michael Hirst
  • Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella)Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami
  • Shakespeare in Love – Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

1999: Being John MalkovichCharlie Kaufman


2000: Almost Famous – Cameron Crowe

2001: Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant

2002: Talk to Her (Hable con ella)Pedro Almodóvar

  • And Your Mother Too (Y tu mamá también)Alfonso and Carlos Cuarón
  • Dirty Pretty Things – Steven Knight
  • Gangs of New York – Jay Cocks Steven Zaillian Kenneth Lonergan
  • The Magdalene SistersPeter Mullan

2003: The Station Agent – Thomas McCarthy

2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindCharlie Kaufman

  • The Aviator – John Logan
  • Collateral – Stuart Beattie
  • Ray – James L. White
  • Vera DrakeMike Leigh

2005: CrashPaul Haggis and Robert Moresco

  • Cinderella Man – Akiva Goldsman and Cliff Hollingsworth
  • Good Night, and Good LuckGeorge Clooney and Grant Heslov
  • Hotel Rwanda – Terry George and Keir Pearson
  • Mrs Henderson Presents – Martin Sherman

2006: Little Miss Sunshine – Michael Arndt

2007: Juno – Diablo Cody

  • American Gangster – Steven Zaillian
  • The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • Michael Clayton – Tony Gilroy
  • This Is EnglandShane Meadows

2008: In BrugesMartin McDonagh

2009: The Hurt LockerMark Boal


2010: The King's Speech – David Seidler

2011: The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius

  • Midnight in ParisWoody Allen
  • The Guard – John Michael McDonagh
  • The Iron Lady – Abi Morgan
  • Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
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