BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Adapted Screenplay has been presented to its winners since 1983. Before it was called the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.

Winners and nominees change

1980s change

1983: Heat and DustRuth Prawer Jhabvala

1984: The Killing FieldsBruce Robinson

1985: Prizzi's HonorRichard Condon and Janet Roach

1986: Out of AfricaKurt Luedtke

1987: Jean de FloretteClaude Berri and Gérard Brach

1988: The Unbearable Lightness of BeingJean-Claude Carrière and Philip Kaufman

1989: Dangerous LiaisonsChristopher Hampton

1990s change

1990: GoodfellasNicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese

1991: The CommitmentsDick Clement, Roddy Doyle and Ian La Frenais

1992: The PlayerMichael Tolkin

1993: Schindler's List - Steven Zaillian

1994: Quiz ShowPaul Attanasio

1995: TrainspottingJohn Hodge

1996: The English PatientAnthony Minghella

1997: Romeo + JulietBaz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce

1998: Primary ColorsElaine May

1999: The End of the AffairNeil Jordan

2000s change

2000: TrafficStephen Gaghan

2001: ShrekTed Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger S.H. Schulman and Joe Stillman

2002: Adaptation.Charlie and Donald Kaufman

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingPhilippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh

2004: SidewaysAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

2005: Brokeback MountainLarry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

2006: The Last King of ScotlandJeremy Brock and Peter Morgan

2007: The Diving Bell and the ButterflyRonald Harwood

2008: Slumdog MillionaireSimon Beaufoy

2009: Up in the AirJason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

2010s change

2010 The Social NetworkAaron Sorkin

Related pages change

Other websites change

  • "Awards Database – The BAFTA Site". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved June 16, 2012.