Sunday, May 16

Cannes – Best Screenplay

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Céline Sciamma

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Céline Sciamma

2018 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

3 Faces Jafar Panahi

3 Faces

Jafar Panahi

2018 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Happy as Lazzaro Alice Rohrwacher

Happy as Lazzaro

Alice Rohrwacher

2017 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Yorgos Lanthimos

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos

2017 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

You Were Never Really Here Lynne Ramsay

You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay

2016 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Salesman Asghar Farhadi

The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi

2015 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Chronic Michel Franco

Chronic

Michel Franco

2014 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Leviathan Andrey Zvyagintsev

Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsev

2013 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

A Touch of Sin Zhangke Jia

A Touch of Sin

Zhangke Jia

2012 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Beyond the Hills Cristian Mungiu

Beyond the Hills

Cristian Mungiu

2011 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Footnote Joseph Cedar

Footnote

Joseph Cedar

2010 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Poetry Chang-dong Lee

Poetry

Chang-dong Lee

2009 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Spring Fever Feng Mei

Spring Fever

Feng Mei

2008 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Lorna's Silence Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Lorna’s Silence

Jean-Pierre Dardenne

2007 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Edge of Heaven Fatih Akin

The Edge of Heaven

Fatih Akin

2006 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Volver Pedro Almodóvar

Volver

Pedro Almodóvar

2005 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Three Burials Guillermo Arriaga

Three Burials

Guillermo Arriaga

2004 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Look at Me Agnès Jaoui

Look at Me

Agnès Jaoui

2003 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Barbarian Invasions Denys Arcand

The Barbarian Invasions

Denys Arcand

2002 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Sweet Sixteen Paul Laverty

Sweet Sixteen

Paul Laverty

2001 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

No Man's Land Danis Tanovic

No Man’s Land

Danis Tanovic

2000 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Nurse Betty James Flamberg

Nurse Betty

James Flamberg

1999 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Moloch Yuriy Arabov

Moloch

Yuriy Arabov

1998 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Henry Fool Hal Hartley

Henry Fool

Hal Hartley

1997 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Ice Storm James Schamus

The Ice Storm

James Schamus

1996 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

A Self-Made Hero Jacques Audiard

A Self-Made Hero

Jacques Audiard

1994 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Dead Tired Michel Blanc

Dead Tired

Michel Blanc

1984 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Voyage to Cythera Theodoros Angelopoulos

Voyage to Cythera

Theodoros Angelopoulos

1982 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Moonlighting Jerzy Skolimowski

Moonlighting

Jerzy Skolimowski

1981 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Mephisto István Szabó

Mephisto

István Szabó

1980 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

La terrazza Ettore Scola

La terrazza

Ettore Scola

1974 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Sugarland Express Hal Barwood

The Sugarland Express

Hal Barwood

1967 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Killing Game Alain Jessua

The Killing Game

Alain Jessua

1967 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

We Still Kill the Old Way Elio Petri

We Still Kill the Old Way

Elio Petri

1965 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The 317th Platoon Pierre Schoendoerffer

The 317th Platoon

Pierre Schoendoerffer

1965 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Hill Ray Rigby

The Hill

Ray Rigby

1963 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Codine Dumitru Carabat

Codine

Dumitru Carabat

1958 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Giovani mariti Massimo Franciosa

Giovani mariti

Massimo Franciosa

1952 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Cops and Robbers Piero Tellini

Cops and Robbers

Piero Tellini

1951 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Browning Version Terence Rattigan

The Browning Version

Terence Rattigan

1949 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay

Lost Boundaries Eugene Ling

Lost Boundaries

Eugene Ling