Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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  1. Tom Stoppard

    Tom Stoppard


    Sir Tom Stoppard (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a British playwright, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil, The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation.

  2. Coen brothers

    Coen brothers


    Joel David Coen (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen (born September 21, 1957) known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until recently Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under the alias Roderick Jaynes. They are known in the film business as "the two-headed director", as they share a similar vision of their films.

  3. Pierre Bismuth

    Pierre Bismuth


    Pierre Bismuth is a French contemporary artist. He lives and works in Brussels.

  4. John Briley

    John Briley


    John Richard Briley (b. August 25, 1925) is an American writer best known for screenplays of biographical films. He won the Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay at the 1982 Oscars for Gandhi. As well as film scripts, he has written for television and theatre, and published several novels.

  5. David Seidler

    David Seidler


    David Seidler (born 1937) is a British-American playwright and film and television writer. He was most successful for writing the play and the screenplay for the film The King's Speech, for which he won the Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay.

  6. Robert Moresco

    Robert Moresco


    Robert "Bobby" Moresco is a Hollywood screenwriter. His credits include 10th & Wolf and Crash, the latter of which he won an Academy Award for. He also was a producer of Crash and has acted in three films. He wrote scripts for the television series EZ Streets, Millennium and The Black Donnellys.

  7. Ronald Bass

    Ronald Bass


    Ronald Bass (born March 26, 1942), sometimes credited as Ron Bass, is an American screenwriter. Also a film producer, Bass's work is characterized as being highly in demand, and he is thought to be among the most highly paid writers in Hollywood. He is often called the "King of the Pitches". In 1988, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Rain Man, and films that Bass is associated with are regularly nominated for multiple motion picture awards.

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