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    #91967

    Since we’ve had threads like these for Picture, Director, the acting categories and Song, the Screenplay categories make sense to be next.  Here goes, I’m sticking to the nominees but by no means should anyone else feel limited to that.

    1950- Sunset Boulevard
    1951- Ace in the Hole
    1952- The Lavender Hill Mob
    1953- The Band Wagon
    1954- On The Waterfront
    1955- Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
    1956- The Red Balloon
    1957- I Vitelloni
    1958- The Defiant Ones
    1959- North by Northwest

    1960-The Apartment
    1961- La Dolce Vita
    1962- Divorce, Italian Style
    1963- 8 1/2
    1964- Hard Day’s Night
    1965- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    1966- Blowup
    1967- Two for the Road
    1968- The Producers
    1969- The Wild Bunch

    1970- Five Easy Pieces
    1971- Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
    1972- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    1973- Cries and Whispers
    1974- Day for Night
    1975- Dog Day Afternoon
    1976- Network
    1977- Annie Hall
    1978- An Unmarried Woman
    1979- Manhattan

    1980- Mon Oncle D’Amerique
    1981- Reds
    1982- Diner
    1983- Fanny and Alexander
    1984- Broadway Danny Rose
    1985- Back to the Future
    1986- Hannah and Her Sisters
    1987- Au Revoir, Les Enfants
    1988- A Fish Called Wanda
    1989- Crimes and Misdemeanors

    1990- Metropolitan
    1991- The Fisher King
    1992- Unforgiven
    1993- The Piano
    1994- Pulp Fiction
    1995- Toy Story
    1996- Fargo
    1997- Boogie Nights
    1998- Shakespeare in Love
    1999- Magnolia

    2000- You Can Count on Me
    2001- Gosford Park
    2002- Talk to Her
    2003- Lost in Translation
    2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2005- The Squid and the Whale
    2006- The Queen
    2007- Michael Clayton
    2008- In Bruges
    2009- A Serious Man

    2010- Another Year
    2011- A Separation
    2012- Zero Dark Thirty 

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    babypook
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    #91969

    I’ll just, stick with the ‘winners’.

    A Star is Born
    Citizen Kane
    The 7th Veil
    Sunset Blvd
    On the Waterfront
    The Defiant Ones
    The Apartment
    Darling
    The Producers

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Candidate
    The Sting
    Chinatown
    Network
    Annie Hall
    Breaking Away
    Melvin and Howard
    Witness
    Hannah and Her Sisters               

    Moonstruck
    Ghost
    Thelma and Louise
    The Crying Game
    The Piano
    Pulp Fiction
    The Usual Suspects
    Fargo
    American Beauty
    Talk to Her

    Lost in Translation
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind         
     Little Miss Sunshine
    Midnight in Paris

    Some of my personal non-winning faves  
     *Ran
    Rashomon
    Michael Clayton
    Sansho the Bailiff 
    The Matrix

    and dozens of other scripts which didnt win.                 

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    Anthony
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    #91970

    I will start at 1975 and post earlier winners another time:

    1975: Dog Day Afternoon
    1976: Network
    1977: Annie Hall
    1978: An Unmarried Woman
    1979: Breaking Away
    1980: Melvin and Howard
    1981: Arthur
    1982: Tootsie
    1983: Fanny and Alexander
    1984: Splash
    1985: The Purple Rose of Cairo
    1986: Hannah and Her Sisters
    1987: Moonstruck
    1988: A Fish Called Wanda
    1989: When Harry Met Sally
    1990: Avalon
    1991: Thelma & Louise
    1992: The Crying Game
    1993: The Piano
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: The Usual Suspects
    1996: Fargo
    1997: Boogie Nights
    1998: The Truman Show
    1999: American Beauty
    2000: Almost Famous
    2001: Gosford Park
    2002: Talk to Her
    2003: Lost in Translation
    2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2005: The Squid and the Whale
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2007: Michael Clayton
    2008: Milk
    2009: The Hurt Locker
    2010: The King’s Speech
    2011: Midnight in Paris                               

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    #91971

    1950: Sunset Boulevard
    1951: An American in Paris
    1952: Viva Zapata!
    1953: Titanic
    1954: On The Waterfront
    1955: Interrupted Melody
    1956: The Red Balloon
    1957: Designing Woman
    1958: The Defiant Ones
    1959: North by Northwest
    1960: The Apartment
    1961: Splendor in the Grass
    1962: Divorce, Italian Style
    1963: 8 1/2
    1964: A Hard Day’s Night
    1965: Darling
    1966: The Fortune Cookie
    1967: Bonnie and Clyde
    1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1969: Easy Rider
    1970: Patton
    1971: The Hospital
    1972: The Candidate
    1973: American Graffiti
    1974: The Conversation
    1975: Dog Day Afternoon
    1976: Network
    1977: Star Wars
    1978: The Deer Hunter
    1979: Manhattan
    1980: Melvin and Howard
    1981: Reds
    1982: Tootsie
    1983: Tender Mercies
    1984: Broadway Danny Rose
    1985: Back to the Future
    1986: Platoon
    1987: Broadcast News
    1988: Rain Man
    1989: Do the Right Thing
    1990: Ghost
    1991: Boyz N The Hood
    1992: Unforgiven
    1993: The Piano
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: The Usual Suspects
    1996: Fargo
    1997: Boogie Nights
    1998: The Truman Show
    1999: American Beauty
    2000: Gladiator
    2001: The Royal Tenenbaums
    2002: Gangs of New York
    2003: Lost in Translation
    2004: The Aviator
    2005: Syriana
    2006: Letters from Iwo Jima
    2007: Juno
    2008: In Bruges
    2009: Inglorious Basterds
    2010: Inception
    2011: A Separation
    2012: The Master 

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    #91972

    Past 10 years…

    Lost in Translation
    The Aviator
    Crash
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Juno
    In Bruges
    Inglourious Basterds
    The Fighter
    Midnight In Paris
    Moonrise Kingdom         

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    #91973

    1970- Patton
    1971- Claire’s Knee
    1972- None
    1973- The Sting
    1974- Chinatown
    1975- Dog Day Afternoon
    1976- Small Change
    1977- Annie Hall
    1978- An Unmarried Woman
    1979- Manhattan

    1980- Mon Oncle D’Amerique
    1981- Atlantic City
    1982- Tootsie
    1983- Fanny and Alexander
    1984- Broadway Danny Rose
    1985- The Purple Rose of Cairo
    1986- Hannah and Her Sisters
    1987- Broadcast News
    1988- Bull Durham
    1989- Crimes and Misdemeanors

    1990- Metropolitan
    1991- The Fisher King
    1992- The Crying Game
    1993- The Piano
    1994- Pulp Fiction
    1995- The Usual Suspects
    1996- Big Night
    1997- Boogie Nights
    1998- Rushmore
    1999- American Beauty

    2000- Almost Famous
    2001- The Royal Tenenbaums
    2002- Y Tu Mama Tambien
    2003- Lost in Translation
    2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2005- The Squid and the Whale
    2006- Pan’s Labyrinth
    2007- The Savages
    2008- Milk
    2009- A Serious Man

    2010- The Kids Are All Right
    2011- A Separation
    2012- Moonrise Kingdom 

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    #91974

    1950: Sunset Boulevard
    1951: Ace In the Hole
    1952: Pat and Mike
    1953: The Band Wagon
    1954: On the Waterfront
    1955: Interrupted Melody
    1956: La Strada  
    1957: I Vitelloni 
    1958: The Defiant Ones
    1959: North by Northwest
    1960: The Apartment
    1961:  La Dolce Vita
    1962: Through a Glass Darkly
    1963: America, America
    1964: A Hard Day’s Night
    1965: Darling
    1966: Blowup
    1967: Bonnie and Clyde
    1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1969: Easy Rider
    1970: Patton
    1971: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
    1972: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    1973: Cries and Whispers
    1974: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    1975: Dog Day Afternoon
    1976: Network
    1977: Annie Hall
    1978: Autumn Sonata
    1979: The China Syndrome
    1980: Melvin and Howard
    1981: Reds
    1982: Tootsie
    1983: Fanny and Alexander 
    1984: Splash
    1985: Brazil
    1986: Hannah and Her Sisters
    1987: Moonstruck
    1988: A Fish Called Wanda
    1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
    1990: Avalon
    1991: The Fisher King
    1992: Husbands and Wives
    1993: Sleepless in Seattle
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: The Usual Suspects
    1996: Fargo
    1997: Boogie Nights
    1998: The Truman Show
    1999: American Beauty
    2000: Almost Famous
    2001: Memento           
    2002: Talk to Her
    2003: The Barbarian Invasions
    2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2005: The Squid and the Whale
    2006: Babel
    2007: Lars and the Real Girl
    2008: In Bruges
    2009: Inglourious Basterds
    2010: Another Year
    2011: A Separation
    2012: Moonrise Kingdom                                   

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    2013-saving mr Banks
    2012-django unchained
    2011-midnight in paris
    2010-inception
    2009-inglorious basterds
    2008-in Bruges
    2007-juno
    2006-little miss sunshine
    2005-40 year old virgin
    2004-eternal sunshine of  spotless mind
    2003-love actually
    2002-far from heaven
    2001-memento
    2000-almost famous
    1999-american beauty
    1998-truman show
    1997-good will hunting
    1996-jerry maguire
    1995-usual suspects
    1994-pulp fiction
    1993-groundhog day
    1992-crying game
    1991-the fisher king
    1990-ghost 
    1989-dead poets society
    1988- a fish called wanda
    1987-moonstruck
    1986-hannah and her sisters
    1985-back to the future
    1984-beverly hills cop
    1983-tender mercies
    1982-et
    1981-chariots of fire
    1980-airplane 

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    #91976

    Sticking with those the academy nominated…

    2000: Almost Famous*
    2001: Memento
    2002: Y tu mama tambien
    2003: Lost in Translation*
    2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind*
    2005: The Squid and the Whale
    2006: Babel… although Little Miss Sunshine is a very close second
    2007: Juno*
    2008: In Bruges
    2009: Inglorious Basterds
    2010: The Fighter
    2011: Midnight in Paris AND A Separation… it’s way too hard to pick.
    2012: Django Unchained* 

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    #91977

    black swan script should’ve been nominated and won

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    #91978

    1940 – The Great Dictator
    1941 – Citizen Kane*
    1942 – Woman of the Year*
    1943 – The North Star
    1944 – Wilson*
    1945 – Marie-Louise*
    1946 – Road to Utopia
    1947 – Body and Soul
    1949 – The Quiet One
    1950 – Adam’s Rib
    1951 – An American in Paris*
    1952 – Viva Zapata!
    1953 – The Band Wagon
    1954 – On the Waterfront*
    1955 – The Seven Little Foys
    1956 – Julie
    1957 – The Tin Star
    1958 – The Sheepman
    1959 – North by Northwest
    1960 – The Apartment*
    1961 – La Dolce Vita
    1962 – Divorce, Italian Style*
    1963 – How the West Was Won*
    1964 – That Man From Rio
    1965 – Darling*
    1966 – The Fortune Cookie
    1967 – Bonnie and Clyde
    1968 – The Producers*
    1969 – The Wild Bunch
    1970 – Love Story
    1971 – Klute
    1972 – Lady Sings the Blues
    1973 – Save The Tiger
    1974 – Chinatown*
    1975 – Dog Day Afternoon*
    1976 – Network*
    1977 – Annie Hall*
    1978 – The Deer Hunter
    1979 – Manhattan
    1980 – Fame
    1981 – Reds
    1982 – Tootsie
    1983 – WarGames
    1984 – Splash
    1985 – Witness*     
    1986 – Hannah and Her Sisters*
    1987 – Moonstruck*
    1988 – A Fish Called Wanda
    1989 – Do The Right Thing
    1990 – Ghost*
    1991 – Thelma and Louise*
    1992 – The Crying Game*
    1993 – Dave
    1994 – Pulp Fiction*
    1995 – Toy Story
    1996 – Shine
    1997 – Good Will Hunting
    1998 – The Truman Show
    1999 – American Beauty*
    2000 – Almost Famous*
    2001 – Monster’s Ball
    2002 – Gangs of New York
    2003 – Finding Nemo
    2004 – The Aviator
    2005 – Crash*
    2006 – The Queen
    2007 – Juno*
    2008 – Frozen River
    2009 – Up
    2010 – The King’s Speech*
    2011 – Midnight in Paris*
    2012 – Zero Dark Thirty                                                                  

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    #91979

    Best Original Screenplay-

    (Updated as of 6/13/15) 

    2014-The Grand Budapest Hotel and Calvary 
    2013- Enough Said and Nebraska 
    2012- Django Unchained 
    2011- Bridesmaids 
    2010- Easy A 
    2009- (500) Days of Summer 
    2008- Gran Torino 
    2007- Juno 
    2006- Little Miss Sunshine 
    2005- Corpse Bride
    2004- Million Dollar Baby 
    2003- Finding Nemo
    2002- Gangs of New York 
    2001- Moulin Rouge 
    2000- Miss Congeniality and Best in Show 
    1999- American Beauty 
    1998- Shakespere in Love 
    1997- As Good As it Gets 
    1996- Citizen Ruth 
    1995- Toy Story
    1994- The Lion King and Pulp Fiction 
    1993- Mrs. Doubtfire 
    1992- My Cousin Vinny 
    1991- Barton Fink 
    1990- Edward Scissorhands 
    1989- When Harry Met Sally and Dead Poets Society 
    1988- The Naked Gun and Mississippi Burning 
    1987- Spaceballs 
    1986- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 
    1985- Back to the Future
    1984- The Terminator 
    1983- To Be or Not to Be 
    1982- TRON 
    1981- History of the World Part 1 
    1980- Airplane! 
    1979- The Jerk 
    1978- Coming Home 
    1977- Star Wars
    1976- Network 
    1975- Dog Day Afternoon 
    1974- Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    1973- Save the Tiger 
    1971- Klute 
    1970- The Aristocats 
    1969- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
    1968- The Producers
    1967- Bonnie and Clyde 
    1966- The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming 
    1965- A Patch of Blue 
    1963- How the West Was Won 
    1959- Some Like it Hot 

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    2014: Nightcrawler
    2013: Her °
    2012: The Master / The Cabin in the Woods
    2011: 50/50 / Young Adult / Bridesmaids
    2010: The Social Network / Inception
    2009: (500) Days of Summer °
    2008: Vicky Cristina Barcelona / Wall-E
    2007: Ratatouille
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2005: The Squid and the Whale
    2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind *
    2003: Lost In Translation 

    ° Dearly Beloved Screenplays
    *
    Absolute All-Time Favorite Screenplay

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    2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    2013: Her
    2012: Moonrise Kingdom
    2011: Bridesmaids
    2010: Inception
    2009: Inglorious Basterds
    2008: In Bruges
    2007: Juno
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2005: Crash
    2004: The Incredibles

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    #91982

    I’ll just go back to the past millennium, since I need some more revising in the 80ish years before then.

    14 – Manuscripts Don’t Burn

    13 – The Past

    12 – Django Unchained 

    11 – A Separation

    10 –  Another Year

    09 – About Elly

    08 – Synecdoche, New York

    07 – Ratatouille

    06 – The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

    05 – Caché

    04 – Kill Bill 

    03 – Finding Nemo

    02 – Y tu mama también

    01 – The Royal Tenenbaums

    00 – Yi Yi 

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