Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay facts for kids
|Writers Guild of America Award for Adapted Screenplay|
|Awarded for||Outstanding Writing for a Film Adapted from Another Medium|
|Presented by||Writers Guild of America|
|Currently held by||Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)|
The Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the three screenwriting Writers Guild of America Awards, focused specifically for film. The Writers Guild of America began making the distinction between an original screenplay and an adapted screenplay in 1970, when Waldo Salt, screenwriter for Midnight Cowboy, won for "Best Adapted Drama" and Arnold Schulman won "Best Adapted Comedy" for his screenplay of Goodbye, Columbus. Separate awards for dramas and comedies continued until 1985.
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