Written by Michael Haneke, who also directed the film. His "The White Ribbon" was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
Written by John Gatins. He has no previous Oscar nominations.
Written by Roman Coppola and director Wes Anderson. Anderson has previous Oscar nominations for writing ("The Royal Tenebaums") and Best Animated Feature ("Fantastic Mr. Fox"). Coppola has no previous Oscar nominations.
Written by Mark Boal, who won Oscars for writing and producing on his last collaboration with director Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."
Written by Quentin Tarantino, who also directed. He won an Oscar for writing "Pulp Fiction." He has three other nominations: two for directing ("Pulp" and "Inglourious Basterds") and one for writing ("Inglourious").