Story is the soul of a movie. Go through the article and get a list of winners of Oscar (Academy Award) for writing Best Original Screenplay/Story.


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Best Original Screenplay

Academy Award, initiated by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honors people involved in different aspects of filmmaking. The first and foremost requisite for making a film is the story or screenplay. Story is considered the soul of a movie. Only people with creative bent of mind can knit stories worthy to be turned into films.
 
Many-a-times, a good story is the prime reason for a movie becoming a blockbuster. 'Oscar for Best Original Screenplay' acknowledges a person belonging to this genre only. This award is given to the best original script i.e. it should not be based upon previously published material. Before 1940, there was only an 'Academy Award for Best Story.'
 
In 1940, 'Academy Award for Best Story' and 'Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay' were presented as separate awards. It was in the awards function of 1957 that the two categories were combined to form one award - 'Academy Award For Writing Original Story'. Read on to go through the list of people who have won this award.
 
Oscar Award for Best Original Story
 
 
 
Year
Winner
Film
2009
Dustin Lance Black
Milk
2008
Juno
Diablo Cody
2007
Michael Arndt
Little Miss Sunshine
2006
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
Crash
2005
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2004
Sofia Coppola
Lost in Translation
2003
Pedro Almodóvar
Talk to Her (Hable con ella)
2002
Julian Fellowes
Gosford Park
2001
Cameron Crowe
Almost Famous
2000
Alan Ball
American Beauty
1999
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Shakespeare in Love
1998
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
Good Will Hunting
1997 
Ethan and Joel Coen
Fargo
1996
Christopher McQuarrie
The Usual Suspects
1995
Quentin Tarantino (story and screenplay) and Roger Avary (story)
Pulp Fiction
1994
Jane Campion
The Piano
1993
Neil Jordan
The Crying Game
1992
Callie Khouri
Thelma and Louise
1991
Bruce Joel Rubin
Ghost

  
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