Co-written by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano who also helmed this huge hit. They have no previous Oscar nominations.
Woody Allen has won this award three times, including last year for "Midnight in Paris."
Written by Mark Boal, who won Oscars for writing and producing on his last collaboration with director Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."
Written by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also directed. He has five previous Oscar nominations: one for producing ("There Will Be Blood"), one for directing ("Blood"), and three for writing ("Blood," "Magnolia," and "Boogie Nights").
Written by Dan Fogelman. He has no previous Oscar nominations.
Written by Martin McDonagh, who also directed the film. He won an Oscar for his live-action short "Six Shooter" and earned another nomination for writing "In Bruges."
Story by Dave Eggers. Screenplay by John Krasinski and Matt Damon, who also star in the film. Damon won an Oscar for writing "Good Will Hunting" and has two other nominations for acting ("Good Will" and "Invictus"). Eggers and Krasinski have 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 Reid Carolin. This is his first narrative feature screenplay. He has no previous Oscar nominations.
Written by Rian Johnson, who also directed. He has no previous Oscar nominations.
Written by John Gatins. He has no previous Oscar nominations.
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").
Written by Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, and Irene Mecchi. Andrews has a previous Oscar nomination for the animated short "One Man Band." Purcell, Chapman, and Mecchi have no previous Oscar nominations.
Written by Michael Haneke, who also directed the film. His "The White Ribbon" was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.