Wednesday, September 22

FISA – Best Screenplay

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

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Marriage Story Noah Baumbach

Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Jeff Whitty

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Jeff Whitty

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Lady Bird Greta Gerwig

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig

2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Moonlight Barry Jenkins

Moonlight

Barry Jenkins

2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Spotlight Tom McCarthy

Spotlight

Tom McCarthy

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler

Dan Gilroy

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

12 Years a Slave John Ridley

12 Years a Slave

John Ridley

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell

Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Descendants Alexander Payne

The Descendants

Alexander Payne

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Kids Are All Right Stuart Blumberg

The Kids Are All Right

Stuart Blumberg

2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

500 Days of Summer Scott Neustadter

500 Days of Summer

Scott Neustadter

2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Woody Allen

2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Savages Tamara Jenkins

The Savages

Tamara Jenkins

2007 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman

Thank You for Smoking

Jason Reitman

2006 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Capote Dan Futterman

Capote

Dan Futterman

2005 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Sideways Alexander Payne

Sideways

Alexander Payne

2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola

Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola

2003 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Good Girl Mike White

The Good Girl

Mike White

2002 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Memento Christopher Nolan

Memento

Christopher Nolan

2001 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

You Can Count on Me Kenneth Lonergan

You Can Count on Me

Kenneth Lonergan

2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Election Alexander Payne

Election

Alexander Payne

1999 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Opposite of Sex Don Roos

The Opposite of Sex

Don Roos

1998 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Chasing Amy Kevin Smith

Chasing Amy

Kevin Smith

1997 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Fargo Joel Coen

Fargo

Joel Coen

1996 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Usual Suspects Christopher McQuarrie

The Usual Suspects

Christopher McQuarrie

1995 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino

Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino

1994 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Short Cuts Robert Altman

Short Cuts

Robert Altman

1993 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Waterdance Neal Jimenez

The Waterdance

Neal Jimenez

1992 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

My Own Private Idaho Gus Van Sant

My Own Private Idaho

Gus Van Sant

1991 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

To Sleep with Anger Charles Burnett

To Sleep with Anger

Charles Burnett

1990 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Drugstore Cowboy Gus Van Sant

Drugstore Cowboy

Gus Van Sant

1989 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Stand and Deliver Ramón Menéndez

Stand and Deliver

Ramón Menéndez

1988 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

River's Edge Neal Jimenez

River’s Edge

Neal Jimenez

1987 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

Platoon Oliver Stone

Platoon

Oliver Stone

1986 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Screenplay

The Trip to Bountiful Horton Foote

The Trip to Bountiful

Horton Foote