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Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953) is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and director of film and television. He is best known as screenwriter and producer for consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners: Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2005), the latter of which he also directed. He is the creator of the television series Due South and the co-creator of Walker, Texas Ranger. He is a two-time Academy Award
Academy Award
winner, two-time Emmy Award
Emmy Award
winner, and seven-time Gemini Award winner.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Sexual misconduct allegations

4.1 Public break from the Church of Scientology

5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Video games

6 Awards and nominations 7 See also 8 Further reading 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Paul Edward Haggis was born in London, Ontario,[1] the son of Mary Yvonne (née Metcalf) and Ted Haggis, an Olympic sprinter.[2] He was raised as a Catholic,[3] but considered himself an atheist in early adulthood. The Gallery Theatre in London was owned by his parents, and Haggis gained experience in the field through work at the theatre.[4] Haggis attended St. Thomas More Elementary School,[5] and after being inspired by Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
and Jean-Luc Godard, proceeded to study art at H. B. Beal Secondary School.[1] After viewing Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blowup, he traveled to England with the intent of becoming a fashion photographer.[1] Haggis later returned to Canada to pursue studies in cinematography at Fanshawe College.[1] In 1975, Haggis moved to Los Angeles, California, to begin a career in writing in the entertainment industry.[1][4] Career[edit] Haggis began to work as a writer for television programs, including The Love Boat, One Day at a Time, Diff'rent Strokes, and The Facts of Life.[4] With The Facts of Life, Haggis also gained his first credit as producer.[4] During the 1980s and 1990s, Haggis wrote for television series including The Tracey Ullman Show, FM, Due South, L.A. Law, and EZ Streets.[4] He helped to create the television series Walker, Texas Ranger; Family Law; and Due South.[4] Haggis served as executive producer of the series Michael Hayes and Family Law.[4]

Haggis at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

He gained recognition in the film industry for his work on the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby, which Allmovie
Allmovie
described as a "serious milestone" for the writer/producer, and as "his first high-profile foray into feature film".[4] Haggis had read two stories written by Jerry Boyd, a boxing trainer who wrote under the name of F.X. Toole.[4] Haggis later acquired the rights to the stories, and developed them into the screenplay for Million Dollar Baby. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
portrayed the lead character in the film.[4] Eastwood also directed the film, and used the screenplay written by Haggis.[4] Million Dollar Baby received four Academy Awards
Academy Awards
including the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Picture.[4] After Million Dollar Baby, Haggis worked on the 2004 film Crash.[4] Haggis came up with the story for the film on his own, and then wrote and directed the film, which allowed him greater control over his work.[4] Crash was his first experience as director of a major feature film.[4] Critical reception of Crash was positive, and Roger Ebert called it the best film of 2005.[4] Crash received Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, in addition to four other Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations.[4] Haggis received two Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for the film: Best Picture (as its producer), and Best Writing for his work on the screenplay.[4] With Million Dollar Baby and then Crash, Haggis became the first individual to have written Best Picture Oscar-winners in two consecutive years.[6] Haggis said that he wrote Crash to "bust liberals", arguing that his fellow liberals were not honest with themselves about the nature of race and racism because they believed that most racial problems had already been resolved in American society.[7] Personal life[edit] Haggis lives in Santa Monica, California.[8] He has three daughters from his first marriage to Diana Gettas and one son from his second marriage to Deborah Rennard.[9] Haggis founded the non-profit organization Artists for Peace and Justice to assist impoverished youth in Haiti.[10][11] In an interview with Dan Rather, Haggis mentions that he is an atheist.[12] Sexual misconduct allegations[edit] On January 5, 2018, Haggis was accused of sexual misconduct including multiple rapes. He is facing a civil lawsuit over these allegations.[13][14][15][16][17] Public break from the Church of Scientology[edit] After maintaining active membership in the Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology
for 35 years, Haggis left the organization in October 2009.[18][19][20][21] He was motivated to leave Scientology in reaction to statements made by the San Diego
San Diego
branch of the Church of Scientology in support of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative which banned same-sex marriage in California.[20] Haggis wrote to Thomas Davis, the Church's spokesman, and requested that he denounce these statements; when Davis remained silent, Haggis responded that "Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent."[20][21][22] Haggis went on to list other grievances against Scientology, including its policy of disconnection, and the smearing of its ex-members through the leaking of their personal details.[20][21] The Observer commented on defections of Haggis and actor Jason Beghe from Scientology, "The decision of Beghe and Haggis to quit Scientology appears to have caused the movement its greatest recent PR difficulties, not least because of its dependence on Hollywood figures as both a source of revenue for its most expensive courses and an advertisement for the religion."[23] In an interview with Movieline, Haggis was asked about similarities between his film The Next Three Days
The Next Three Days
and his departure from the Scientology organization; Haggis responded, "I think one's life always parallels art and art parallels life."[24] In February 2011, The New Yorker published a 25,000-word story, "The Apostate", by Lawrence Wright, detailing Haggis's allegations about the Church of Scientology. The article ended by quoting Haggis: "I was in a cult for thirty-four years. Everyone else could see it. I don't know why I couldn't."[9] Haggis was interviewed as part of a group of ex-Scientologists for the 2015 movie Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1993 Red Hot Screenwriter, Director[25]

2004 Million Dollar Baby Screenwriter, Producer[25]

Crash Story, Screenwriter, Director, Producer[25]

2006 The Last Kiss Screenwriter
Screenwriter
(adaptation)[25]

Flags of Our Fathers Screenwriter[25]

Letters from Iwo Jima Screenwriter, Executive Producer[25]

Casino Royale Screenwriter
Screenwriter
(adaptation)[25]

2007 In the Valley of Elah Screenwriter
Screenwriter
(adaptation), Director, Producer[25]

2008 Quantum of Solace Screenwriter[25]

2009 Terminator Salvation Writer (rewrite)[25]

2010 The Next Three Days Screenwriter, Director[26]

2013 Third Person Screenwriter, Director[27]

2016 Gold Executive Producer[28]

2017 Lead and Copper Director[29] Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1987 Return of the Shaggy Dog Screenwriter[25]

1987–1988 thirtysomething Supervising producer, Writer, Director

1990 City Creator

1993–2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Co-creator

1994–1999 Due South Creator, Executive Producer, Screenwriter, Unit Director[25]

1996–1997 EZ Streets Creator, Executive producer

1997 Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder Creator, Director[25]

1999–2002 Family Law Co-creator, Executive producer

2007 The Black Donnellys Creator

2015 Show Me a Hero Director, Executive producer

Video games[edit]

Year Game Role Notes

2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Co-writer

Awards and nominations[edit] Haggis has been nominated for dozens of awards.[30]

Year Award Work Category Result

1985 Humanitas Prize CBS Storybreak: "Zucchini" Children's Animation Category Nominated

1988 Emmy Award thirtysomething Outstanding Drama Series Won

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Business as Usual Won

Humanitas Prize thirtysomething 60 Minute Category Won

1989 Writers Guild of America Award thirtysomething Episodic Drama Nominated

1995 Gemini Award Due South Best Dramatic Series Won

Due South: Pilot (#1.0) Best TV Movie Won

Due South Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Won

Due South: Pilot (#1.0) Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Nominated

1996 Gemini Award Due South Canada's Choice Award Won

Due South Best Dramatic Series Won

Due South: "Hawk and a Handsaw" Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Won

Due South: "The Gift of the Wheelman" Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Won

1997 Viewers for Quality Television Award EZ Streets Founder's Award Won

2001 Writers Guild of America Award Contributions to industry Valentine Davies Award Won

2005 Academy Award Million Dollar Baby Best Motion Picture of the Year Won

Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Nominated[31]

Writers Guild of America Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated[31]

American Screenwriters Association Discover Screenwriting Award Won

Black Movie Award Crash Outstanding Motion Picture Won

Deauville American Film Festival Crash Grand Special
Special
Prize Won

European Film Award Crash Screen International Award Nominated

Hollywood Film Festival Directing work Breakthrough Directing Won

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award Crash Best Screenplay Won

Online Film Critics Society Award Million Dollar Baby Best Screenplay, Adapted Nominated

San Francisco International Film Festival Screenwriting work Kanbar Award Won

Satellite Award Million Dollar Baby Best Screenplay, Adapted Won

Crash Outstanding Screenplay, Original Nominated

Southeastern Film Critics Association Award Crash Best Screenplay, Original Won

USC Scripter Award Million Dollar Baby USC Scripter Award Won

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award Crash Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Original Won

2006 Academy Award Crash Best Motion Picture of the Year Won[31]

Best Writing, Original Screenplay Won[31]

Best Achievement in Directing Nominated[31]

Golden Globe Award Crash Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Motion Picture Nominated

Writers Guild of America Award Crash Best Original Screenplay Won[31]

Directors Guild of America Award Crash Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Nominated[31]

BAFTA Award Crash Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Original Won[31]

David Lean
David Lean
Award for Direction Nominated

Austin Film Critics Award Crash Best Director Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Crash Best Writer Won

Crash Best Director Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Crash Best Screenplay Won

David di Donatello Crash Best Foreign Film Won

Edgar Award Crash Best Motion Picture Screenplay Nominated

Humanitas Prize Crash Feature Film Category Won

Independent Spirit Award Crash Best First Feature Won

London Critics Circle Film Award Crash Screenwriter
Screenwriter
of the Year Won

Crash Director of the Year Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Crash Best Breakthrough Filmmaker Won

Crash Best Screenplay, Original Nominated

Producers Guild of America Award Crash Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award Nominated

Robert Award Crash Best American Film Nominated

Satellite Award Flags of Our Fathers Best Screenplay, Adapted Nominated

2007 Academy Award Letters from Iwo Jima Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated[31]

BAFTA Award Casino Royale Alexander Korda
Alexander Korda
Award for Best British Film Nominated[31]

Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Adapted Nominated

Saturn Award Casino Royale Best Writing Nominated

Edgar Award Casino Royale Best Motion Picture Screenplay Nominated

Venice Film Festival In the Valley of Elah SIGNIS Award Won

In the Valley of Elah Golden Lion Nominated

2008 David di Donatello In the Valley of Elah Best Foreign Film Nominated

2015 Directors Guild of America Awards Show Me a Hero Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated[32]

See also[edit]

Biography portal California
California
portal Film portal Ontario portal Scientology portal

List of Canadian directors List of film and television directors List of film producers List of British and Commonwealth Academy Award
Academy Award
winners and nominees List of Big Five Academy Award
Academy Award
winners and nominees List of people who have won multiple Academy Awards
Academy Awards
in a single year List of people from Santa Monica, California List of people from London, Ontario List of former Scientologists Scientology controversies

Further reading[edit]

Wells, Barry. " Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
wants to inspire London students". Alt London. www.altlondon.org.  Forsythe, Coco (January 27, 2008). "Down In The Valley". FutureMovies. www.futuremovies.co.uk. 

References[edit]

^ a b c d e Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
staff (2009). "Biography for Paul Haggis". Turner Classic Movies. Time Warner. Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2009.  ^ Riggs, Thomas (2003). Contemporary Theatre Film & Television. Gale / Cengage Learning. p. 181. ISBN 0787663638.  ^ Clarke, Cath (January 6, 2011). "Paul Haggis: 'You have to question your beliefs'". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved April 27, 2011.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Albertson, Cammila (2009). "Paul Haggis - Biography". Allmovie. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved October 28, 2009.  ^ Rumelski, Kathy (September 12, 2006). "London fans toast Haggis". Jam! Showbiz. Canoe Inc. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2009.  ^ Salem, Rob (February 25, 2007). "Who needs Oscar? He has a mob: Nominee Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
returns to TV with new crime saga". Toronto Star. www.thestar.com. Retrieved October 26, 2009.  ^ Buxton, Ryan (June 16, 2014). "Paul Haggis: I Wrote 'Crash' To 'Bust Liberals'". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 30, 2014.  ^ Whipp, Glenn (May 8, 2005). "The 'Crash' of '05 - Paul Haggis explores intolerance and isolation in modern L.A." Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Daily News. Retrieved October 28, 2009.  ^ a b Wright, Lawrence (February 12, 2011). "The Apostate". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 13, 2011.  ^ Tang, Syl (February 17, 2014). " Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
Receives Millions From Bovet Watches for Haiti
Haiti
Help". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 March 2015.  ^ Dekel, Jon (September 24, 2012). "Paul Haggis' quest for Peace and Justice in Haiti". Canada.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.  ^ "Intimate interview with Paul Haggis". Retrieved 5 February 2016.  ^ "'Crash' Director Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
Accused of Multiple Rapes". January 5, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018.  ^ "Director Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
Accused of Rape, Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women". Retrieved January 6, 2018.  ^ "Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
faces more allegations of sexual misconduct". Retrieved January 6, 2018.  ^ Kaplan, Ilana (January 5, 2018). "Paul Haggis: Oscar-winning director denies rape and sexual misconduct allegations made by four women". The Independent. Independent Digital News & Media. Retrieved 6 January 2018.  ^ "Four Women Accuse Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
of Sexual Misconduct, Including Two Rapes". Retrieved January 6, 2018.  ^ Irish Independent
Irish Independent
staff (January 26, 2008). "The silence of Cruise's 'sinister' Cult". Irish Independent.  ^ Goodstein, Laurie (March 7, 2010). "Breaking With Scientology". The New York Times. The New York Times
The New York Times
Company. p. A1.  ^ a b c d Brooks, Xan (October 26, 2009). "Film-maker Paul Haggis quits Scientology over gay rights stance". The Guardian. Retrieved October 26, 2009.  ^ a b c Ortega, Tony (October 25, 2009). "'Crash' Director Paul Haggis Ditches Scientology". Runnin' Scared. The Village Voice. Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2009.  ^ Moore, Matthew (October 26, 2009). "Crash director Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
quits Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology
over gay marriage opposition". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved October 26, 2009.  ^ Beaumont, Peter; Toni O'Loughlin; Paul Harris (November 22, 2009). "Celebrities lead charge against Scientology: Hollywood figures quit 'rip-off' church as Australian prime minister threatens parliamentary inquiry into its activities". The Observer. The Guardian. Retrieved November 22, 2009.  ^ Ryan, Mike (November 15, 2010). " Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
on The Next Three Days, Scientology and Why He's OK With You Hating Crash". Movieline. Movieline
Movieline
LLC. Retrieved November 15, 2010.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
staff (2009). "Filmography for Paul Haggis". Turner Classic Movies. Time Warner. Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2009.  ^ Bodey, Michael (March 24, 2010). "Indian extravaganza a juicy win for rival capitals of film". The Australian. www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved March 23, 2010.  ^ "The Third Person". IMDB. www.imdb.com. October 17, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2013.  ^ McNary, Dave (January 28, 2015). "Berlin: Matthew McConaughey's 'Gold' Starts Shooting in June". variety.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.  ^ Oscar-winning director working on Flint water crisis documentary, report says The Flint Journal via MLive.com, February 5, 2017 ^ Internet Movie Database
Internet Movie Database
staff (2009). "Awards for Paul Haggis". Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2009.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j Allmovie
Allmovie
staff (2009). " Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
- Awards". Allmovie. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved October 28, 2009.  ^ Kilday, Gregg (February 6, 2016). "2016 DGA Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 

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Films directed by Paul Haggis

Red Hot (1993) Crash (2004) In the Valley of Elah
In the Valley of Elah
(2007) The Next Three Days
The Next Three Days
(2010) Third Person (2013)

Awards for Paul Haggis

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1960

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960)

1961–1980

William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980)

1981–2000

Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

Paul D. Zimmerman (1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) David Leland (1987) Shawn Slovo (1988) Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron
(1989) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1990) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1991) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Guillaume Laurant (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Tom McCarthy (2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay

Screenplay (1995–1996, 2001–2008, retired)

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2002) Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008)

Screenplay, Original (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
and Marc Norman (1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
/ Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

Screenplay, Adapted (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Smith (1998) Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin (2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn
(2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

1955–1975

Reginald Rose for Twelve Angry Men (1955) Rod Serling
Rod Serling
(1960) Rod Serling
Rod Serling
(1961) Reginald Rose (1962) Robert Thom / Reginald Rose for "The Madman" (1963) Ernest Kinoy for "Blacklist" and Rod Serling
Rod Serling
for "It's Mental Work" (1964) David Karp for "The 700 Year Old Gang" (1965) Millard Lampell for "Eagle in a Cage" (1966) Bruce Geller for "Mission: Impossible" (1967) Loring Mandel for "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" (1968) JP Miller
JP Miller
for "The People Next Door" (1969) Richard Levinson & William Link for "My Sweet Charlie" (1970) Joel Oliansky for "To Taste of Death But Once" (1971) Richard Levinson & William Link for "Death Lends a Hand" (1972) John McGreevey for "The Scholar" (1973) Joanna Lee for "The Thanksgiving Story" (1974) Howard Fast
Howard Fast
for "Benjamin Franklin: The Ambassador" (1975)

1976–2000

Sherman Yellen for "John Adams: Lawyer" (1976) William Blinn & Ernest Kinoy for "Show #2" (1977) Gerald Green for "Holocaust" (1978) Michele Gallery for "Dying" (1979) Seth Freeman for "Cop" (1980) Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll for "Hill Street Station" (1981) Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll, Jeff Lewis, Michael I. Wagner, Anthony Yerkovich for "Freedom's Last Stand" (1982) David Milch
David Milch
for "Trial by Fury" (1983) Tom Fontana, John Masius, John Ford Noonan for "The Women" (1984) Patricia Green for "Who Said It's Fair, Part 2" (1985) Tom Fontana, John Masius, Joe Tinker for "Time Heals, Parts I & II" (1986) Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher for "The Venus Butterfly" (1987) Paul Haggis, Marshall Herskovitz
Marshall Herskovitz
for "Business as Usual" (1988) Joseph Dougherty for "First Day/Last Day" (1989) David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
for "Blood, Sweat, and Fears" (1990) David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
for "On the Toad Again" (1991) Diane Frolov / Andrew Schneider for "Seoul Mates" (1992) Tom Fontana for "Three Men and Adena" (1993) Ann Biderman for "Steroid Roy" (1994) Lance A. Gentile for "Love's Labor Lost" (1995) Darin Morgan
Darin Morgan
for "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" (1996) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
/ David Milch
David Milch
/ Michael R. Perry for "Where's Swaldo?" (1997) Bill Clark
Bill Clark
/ Nicholas Wootton
Nicholas Wootton
/ David Milch
David Milch
for "Lost Israel: Part II" (1998) David Chase
David Chase
/ James Manos Jr. for "College" (1999) Rick Cleveland & Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
for "In Excelsis Deo" (2000)

2001–present

Mitchell Burgess & Robin Green for "Employee of the Month" (2001) Robert Cochran / Joel Surnow for "12:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m." (2002) Mitchell Burgess & David Chase
David Chase
& Robin Green for "Whitecaps" (2003) Terence Winter
Terence Winter
for "Long Term Parking" (2004) David Shore
David Shore
for "Three Stories" (2005) Terence Winter
Terence Winter
for "Members Only" (2006) David Chase
David Chase
for "Made in America" (2007) Matthew Weiner
Matthew Weiner
for "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (2008) Kater Gordon & Matthew Weiner
Matthew Weiner
for "Meditations in an Emergency" (2009) Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner
Matthew Weiner
for "Shut the Door. Have a Seat." (2010) Jason Katims
Jason Katims
for "Always" (2011) Alex Gansa
Alex Gansa
& Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon
& Gideon Raff
Gideon Raff
for "Pilot (Homeland)" (2012) Henry Bromell for "Q&A" (2013) Moira Walley-Beckett
Moira Walley-Beckett
for "Ozymandias" (2014) David Benioff
David Benioff
& D. B. Weiss
D. B. Weiss
for "Mother's Mercy" (2015) David Benioff
David Benioff
& D. B. Weiss
D. B. Weiss
for "Battle of the Bastards" (2016) Bruce Miller for "Offred" (2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Screenwriter
Screenwriter
of the Year

Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1980) Colin Welland (1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1983) Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1984) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(1987) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1988) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1989) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1990) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Paul Attanasio
Paul Attanasio
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2000) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2001) Andrew Bovell (2002) John Collee
John Collee
and Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2011) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2012) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Doug Wright (2000) Robert Festinger and Todd Field
Todd Field
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
and Donald Kaufman (2002) Brian Helgeland (2003) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
(2004) Robin Swicord (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(2007) Peter Morgan (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) David Magee (2012) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
and Jeff Pope
Jeff Pope
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2015) Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2016) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2017)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Original Drama (1969–1983, retired)

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) Steve Shagan (1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Arthur Laurents
Arthur Laurents
(1977) Nancy Dowd, Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt (1978) Mike Gray, T. S. Cook and James Bridges (1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and Trevor Griffiths (1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Horton Foote (1983)

Original Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Peter Bogdanovich, Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton (1972) Melvin Frank and Jack Rose (1973) Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
and Alan Uger (1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Bill Lancaster
Bill Lancaster
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Sheldon Keller (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller and Charles Shyer
Charles Shyer
(1980) Steve Gordon (1981) Don McGuire, Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Murray Schisgal (1982) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
and Barbara Benedek (1983)

Original Screenplay (1984–present)

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1989) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(1994) Randall Wallace (1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
and Mark Andrus (1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Michael Moore
Michael Moore
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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