Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival)

The Best Screenplay Award (French: Prix du scénario) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the 'official section' of movies at the festival. It was first awarded in 1949.

Award Winners

Year Film Original title Writer Nationality
1949 Lost Boundaries Alfred L. Werker, Eugene Ling and Virginia Shaler  United States
1950 Festival Not Held N/A
1951 The Browning Version Terence Rattigan  United Kingdom
1952 Guardie e ladri Piero Tellini  Italy
1953-57 No Award Presented N/A
19581 Giovani mariti Pier Paolo Pasolini, Massimo Franciosa and
Pasquale Festa Campanile
1959-62 No Award Presented N/A
1963 Codine Dumitru Carabat, Henri Colpi and
Yves Jamiaque
 Romania  France
1964 No Award Presented N/A
1965 The 317th Platoon Pierre Schoendoerffer  France
The Hill Ray Rigby  United Kingdom
1966 No Award Presented N/A
1967 We Still Kill the Old Way A ciascuno il suo Elio Petri


The Killing Game Jeu de massacre Alain Jessua  France
1968 Festival Not Held N/A
1969-73 No Award Presented N/A
1974 The Sugarland Express Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood and
Matthew Robbins
 United States
1975-79 No Award Presented N/A
19802 La Terrazza Furio Scarpelli, Agenore Incrocci and Ettore Scola  Italy
1981 Mephisto István Szabó  Hungary
1982 Moonlighting Jerzy Skolimowski  Poland
1983 no award this year N/A
19843 Voyage to Cythera Thanassis Valtinos, Tonino Guerra and
Theodoros Angelopoulos
1985-93 No Award Presented N/A
1994 Grosse fatigue Michel Blanc  France
1995 No Award Presented N/A
1996 A Self Made Hero Un héros très discret Jacques Audiard and Alain Le Henry  France
1997 The Ice Storm James Schamus  United States
1998 Henry Fool Hal Hartley  United States
1999 Moloch Yuri Arabov  Russia
2000 Nurse Betty James Flamberg and John C. Richards  United States
2001 No Man's Land Danis Tanović  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002 Sweet Sixteen Paul Laverty  United Kingdom
2003 The Barbarian Invasions Les invasions barbares Denys Arcand  Canada
2004 Look at Me Comme une image Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri  France
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Guillermo Arriaga  Mexico
2006 To Return Volver Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
2007 The Edge of Heaven Auf der anderen Seite Fatih Akin  Germany
2008 Lorna's Silence Le silence de Lorna Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne  Belgium
2009 Spring Fever 春风沉醉的晚上 Mei Feng  China
2010 Poetry Lee Chang-dong  South Korea
2011 Footnote Hearat Shulayim Joseph Cedar  Israel
2012 Beyond the Hills După dealuri Cristian Mungiu and Tatiana Niculescu Bran  Romania
2013 A Touch of Sin Tian Zhu Ding Jia Zhangke  China
2014 Leviathan Левиафан Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin  Russia
2015 Chronic Michel Franco  Mexico
2016 The Salesman Forushande Asghar Farhadi  Iran

^1 This year the award received the name Prix du scénario original (Original Screenplay Award).

^2 This year the award received the name Prix du scénario et des dialogues au Festival International du Film (Screenplay and Dialogues Award).

^3 This year the award received the name Prix du meilleur scénario original (Best Original Screenplay Award).

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