Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best screenplay not based upon previously published material. 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.

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded1940
Most recent winnerKenneth Branagh
Belfast (2021)
Websiteoscars.org

See also the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a similar award for screenplays that are adaptations of pre-existing material.


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