The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars.They are overwhelmingly considered by both entertainment industry insiders as well as the movie-going public to be the most prestigious film awards in the United States.
It was created in 1940 as a separate writing award from the Academy Award for Best Story. Beginning with the Oscars for 1957, the two categories were combined to honor only the screenplay. See also the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a similar award for screenplays that are adaptations.
The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. It is awarded each year to the writer of a screenplay adapted from another source (usually a novel, play, or short story but also sometimes another film).
Academy Awards, which is popularly known as 'the Oscars', are the most famous film awards in the United States. It is also the most-watched awards ceremony in the world. The awards are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). One of important categories of the Award ceremony is the one for Best-Adapted Screenplay.YearFilmWinner2009Slumdog MillionaireSimon Beaufoy2008No Country for Old MenEthan and Joel Coen2007The DepartedWilliam Monahan2006Brokeback MountainLarry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is given each year to a script “based on material from another medium.” That other medium being adapted is often a novel ( The Lord of the Rings ), a stage production ( Fences ), or another film ( A Star is Born ).
Academy Awards, USA 2006 Winner ... Nominee Oscar: Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Jeffrey Caine: Best Achievement in Film Editing ... USC Scripter Award 2006 Nominee
Dreamgirls (2006) Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Dreamgirls (2006) 2005 Nominee OFTA Film Award: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Kinsey (2004) 2003 Nominee OFTA Film Award: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Chicago (2002) 1999 Nominee OFTA Film Award
Writing (Original Screenplay) - Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter; Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy * Music (Original Score) - Michael Giacchino * Animated Feature Film - Pete Docter
* Writing (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material) - Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo * Best Picture - Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, Co-Producers * Music (Original Dramatic Score) - Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
McMurtry also adapted several of his books into films and television productions, wrote other original scripts, and occasionally adapted other authors' work. In 2006, he won an Academy Award with long-time writing partner Diana Os-sana, for their adaptation of a short story by E. Annie Proulx into the hit film Brokeback Mountain.