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Winners: Oscar-Winning Screenwriters

Updated: August 12, 2019

Adventures in the screen trade : a personal view of Hollywood and screenwriting
Goldman, William, 1931-
Call Number: 812.09 G619-1

William Goldman—Best Original Screenplay, 1969 (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Best Adapted Screenplay, 1976 (All the President’s Men)


Between flops : a biography of Preston Sturges
Curtis, James, 1953-
Call Number: 791.92 S935Cu

Preston Sturges—Best Original Screenplay, 1941 for The Great McGinty


The brothers Grim : the films of Ethan and Joel Coen
Rowell, Erica, 1965-
Call Number: 791.92 C672Ro

Joel & Ethan Coen—Best Original Screenplay, 1996 (Fargo) and Best Adapted Screenplay, 2007 (No Country for Old Men)


A child of the century
Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964.
Call Number: 813 H447H 1985

Ben Hecht—Best Original Story, 1927 (Underworld) and Best Original Screenplay, 1935 (The Scoundrel)


Conversations with Wilder
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Call Number: 791.92 W673

Billy Wilder—Best Original Screenplay, 1945 (The Lost Weekend), 1950 (Sunset Boulevard) and 1960 (The Apartment)


Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties
Cooke, Rachel (Journalist),
Call Number: 301.4129 C773

Muriel & Sydney Box--Best Original Screenplay, 1946 for The Seventh Veil.

In Capra's shadow : the life and career of screenwriter Robert Riskin
Scott, Ian, 1954-
Call Number: 812.092 R595Sc

Robert Riskin--Best Adapted Screenplay, 1934 for It Happened One Night.

It's good to be the king : the seriously funny life of Mel Brooks
Parish, James Robert.
Call Number: 812.092 B873Pa

Mel Brooks—Best Original Screenplay, 1968 for The Producers


"It's the pictures that got small" : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age
Brackett, Charles, 1892-1969,
Call Number: 791.92 B797

Charles Brackett--Best Adapted Screenplay, 1945 for The Lost Weekend; Best Story and Screenplay: 1951 for Sunset Boulevard; 1953 for Titanic; 

The lion that lost its way and other cautionary tales of the show business jungle
Box, Sydney, 1907-1983.
Call Number: 791.92 B788-1

Muriel & Sydney Box--Best Original Screenplay, 1946 for The Seventh Veil.

Mank : the wit, world, and life of Herman Mankiewicz
Meryman, Richard, 1926-2015.
Call Number: 812 M278Me

Herman Mankiewicz—Best Original Screenplay, 1941 for Citizen Kane

Moving pictures, memories of a Hollywood prince
Schulberg, Budd.
Call Number: 810.92 S386

Budd Schulberg—Best Original Screenplay, 1954 for On the Waterfront



Orson Welles : interviews
Call Number: 812.092 W449Or

Orson Welles--Best Original Screenplay, 1942 for Citizen Kane.

The other side of me
Sheldon, Sidney.
Call Number: 813 S544S

Sidney Sheldon--Best Original Screenplay, 1947 for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.

Ring : a biography of Ring Lardner
Yardley, Jonathan.
Call Number: 817 L321Ya

Ring Lardner--Best Original Screenplay (with Michael Kanin), 1942 for Woman of the Year.

The Sense and sensibility : screenplay & diaries : bringing Jane Austen's novel to film
Thompson, Emma.
Call Number: 809.281 T469

Emma Thompson—Best Adapted Screenplay, 1995 for Sense and Sensibility


The street where I live : a memoir
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986,
Call Number: 812 L616Le 2018

Alan Jay Lerner--Best Original Screenplay, 1951 for An American in Paris.

This is where I came in
Clarke, T. E. B. (Thomas Ernest Bennett), 1907-1989.
Call Number: 822 C611

T. E. B. Clarke--Best Story and Original Screenplay, 1952 for The Lavender Hill Mob.

Without lying down : Frances Marion and the powerful women of early Hollywood
Beauchamp, Cari.
Call Number: 812 M341Be

Frances Marion—Best Adapted Screenplay, 1930 (The Big House) and Best Story, 1931 (The Champ)