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Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(Persian: اصغر فرهادی‎; Persian pronunciation: [æsɢæɾ fæɾhɑdiː]  pronunciation (help·info) born 7 May 1972) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. Among other awards, he has received a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
as well as two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for his films A Separation (2012) and The Salesman (2017), making him one of the few directors world-wide who have won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Foreign Language Film twice, along with such noted directors as Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
and René Clément. In 2012, he was included on the annual Time 100
Time 100
list of the most influential people in the world.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Themes

2.1 Social and class structures

3 Filmography

3.1 Feature films 3.2 Television

4 Awards 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Life and career[edit] Farhadi was born in Khomeyni Shahr, a city located in the Isfahan province near the city of Isfahan. He is a graduate of theatre, with a BA in Dramatic Arts and MA in Stage Direction from University of Tehran
Tehran
and Tarbiat Modares University, respectively. Farhadi made short 8mm and 16mm films in the Isfahan
Isfahan
branch of the Iranian Young Cinema Society, before moving on to writing plays and screenplays for IRIB. He also directed such TV series as A Tale of a City and co-wrote the screenplay for Ebrahim Hatamikia’s Low Heights. Dancing in the Dust was his feature film debut,[2] which he followed with A Beautiful City. His third film, Fireworks Wednesday, won the Gold Hugo at the 2006 Chicago International Film Festival. His fourth film, About Elly, won him the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 59th International Berlin Film Festival and also Best Picture at the Tribeca Film Festival. The latter film is about a group of Iranians who take a trip to the Iranian beaches of Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
that turns tragic. Film theorist and critic David Bordwell
David Bordwell
has called About Elly
About Elly
a masterpiece.[3] His film A Separation premiered on 9 February 2011 at the 29th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran
Tehran
and received critical acclaim from the Iran
Iran
Society of Film Critics. It won Farhadi four awards including Best Director (for the third time after Fireworks Wednesday and About Elly). On 15 February 2011, it also played in competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which earned him a Golden Bear for best film, becoming the first Iranian film to win that award. In June 2011, A Separation won the Sydney Film Prize in competition with Cannes Festival's winner The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick.[4] It also won the Best Film award at the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. On 19 December 2011, Farhadi was announced as being on the jury for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, held in February 2012.[5] On 15 January 2012, A Separation won the Golden Globe for the Best Foreign Language Film.[6] The film was also the official Iranian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards where, apart from getting nominated[7] in this category, it also received a nomination in the Best Original Screenplay category. On 26 February 2012, A Separation became the first Iranian movie to win an Oscar for the best foreign language film at the 84th edition of the Academy Awards. This marked Farhadi as the first Iranian to have won an Academy Award
Academy Award
in any of the competitive categories.[8] He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals.[9] A Separation also won the César Award for Best Foreign Film and the Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film that year. His 2013 film The Past, starring Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
and Tahar Rahim, competed for the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[10] Bejo won the Best Actress Award at Cannes for her performance in the film.[11][12] His 2016 film The Salesman, starring Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
and Taraneh Alidoosti, competed for the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The Salesman won two Awards: Best Actor for Shahab Hosseini and Best Screenplay for Farhadi.[13] On 26 February 2017, he won his second Oscar for Best Foreign Film for The Salesman at the 89th Academy Awards. The Salesman had already won the award for the Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. Following Donald Trump's executive order barring Iranians from entering the country, Farhadi said he would not attend the 2017 Academy Awards, despite being nominated, and then winning, for the best foreign-language film.[14] He then has announced two prominent Iranian Americans, Anousheh Ansari
Anousheh Ansari
and Firouz Naderi
Firouz Naderi
to representing him in the ceremony. Anousheh Ansari
Anousheh Ansari
is famed for being the first female space tourist and first Iranian in space, and Naderi as director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA.[15] A few hours before the ceremony, he addressed a group of protesters in London
London
via a video link from Iran. The city screened the movie as a celebration of the city's diversity. "This solidarity is off to a great start," he told them. "I hope this movement will continue and spread, for it has within itself the power to stand up to fascism, be victorious in the face of extremism and say no to oppressive political powers everywhere."[16] After winning the Academy Awards for the second time, Farhadi did have a prepared statement of his read by Anousheh Ansari. "I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight," Farhadi's statement read. "My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of the other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S. Dividing the world into the us and our enemies categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which themselves have been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others -- an empathy that we need today more than ever." Prior to the ceremony, all five directors nominated for foreign language film issued a joint statement, obtained by USA Today, that condemned "the climate of fanaticism and nationalism" in the United States, among other countries. The directors - Farhadi, Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann), Hannes Holm
Hannes Holm
(A Man Called Ove), Martin Zandvliet (Land of Mine) and Bentley Dean and Martin Butler (Tanna) - said that no matter which films wins, the Oscar is dedicated to "all the people, artists, journalists and activists who are working to foster unity and understand, and who uphold freedom of expression and human dignity - values whose protection is now more important than ever."[17] Themes[edit] Social and class structures[edit]

Farhadi in a The Salesman's press conference. Taraneh Alidoosti
Taraneh Alidoosti
in his left and Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
in right

Farhadi’s films present a microcosm of modern Iran
Iran
and the inevitable complications that arise, especially when interactions cross class and gender differences. For example, his film A Separation represents such conflicts and arguments that leave the characters unable to solve their problems and even unsure about the moral grounds of their own decisions. In her critical article, “Through the Looking Glass: Reflexive Cinema and Society in Post-Revolution Iran,” Norma Claire Moruzzi writes:

In contrast, Farhadi’s A Separation treats the life-as-elsewhere dream as one strand of a complex and multi-layered story. Farhadi’s films are nuanced portraits of the cross-cutting relations among classes, genders, and social groups. They are ambivalent explorations of the implications small personal choices can have on the delicate web of individual connections that make up any social network, carefully crafted and beautifully acted.[18]

The film critic Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
in his Movie Yearbook 2013 writes this about Farhadi's craft depicting social relations:

"The writer-director, Asghar Farhadi, tells his story with a fair and even hand. His only agenda seems to be to express empathy. A Separation provides a useful portrait of Iran
Iran
today . . . [T]his film portrays a more nuanced nation, and its decent characters are trying to do the right thing" (532). "The intriguing thing about his screenplay is that it gets us deeply involved, yet never tells us who it thinks is right or wrong" (703).[19]

In the introduction to her 2014 book Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema, film critic Tina Hassannia writes:[20]

[Farhadi’s] social realism—observations on the culture at large driven through a documentary-like lens—is skilfully effaced by a highly refined version of the melodrama. Yet his social commentary—though bleak, sometimes damning—never feels didactic or punishing.

In Farhadi’s films such as in A Separation, we see that Iran
Iran
is far from a classless society and its class system endures across the history of pre- and post-revolutionary Iran. Farhadi presents the complexities of everyday life in Iran
Iran
today, especially in light of the diversity that crosses social structures such as class and gender. Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit]

Year Film Credited as Notes

Director Producer Writer

2002 Low Heights No No Yes Co-written with Ebrahim Hatamikia

2003 Dancing in the Dust Yes No Yes Co-written with Alireza Bazrafshan and Mohammad Reza Fazeli

2004 The Beautiful City Yes No Yes

2006 Fireworks Wednesday Yes No Yes Co-written with Mani Haghighi

2007 Canaan No No Yes Co-written with Mani Haghighi

2008 Tambourine No No Yes

2009 Trial on the Street No No Yes Co-written with Masoud Kimiai

2009 About Elly Yes Yes Yes

2011 A Separation Yes Yes Yes A Separation won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to win the award. The film was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay.

2013 The Past Yes No Yes

2016 The Salesman Yes Yes Yes The Salesman won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017. However, Farhadi did not attend the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in protest of the U.S. Executive Order 13769.

2018 Everybody Knows Yes Yes Yes Starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
and Ricardo Darín.

Television[edit]

Year Film Credited as Notes

Director Producer Writer

1998 The Waiter Yes Yes Yes Broadcast on IRIB TV5

1998 Doctors No No Yes Broadcast on IRIB TV3

1998 Farrokh & Faraj Residental Complex Yes No No Broadcast on IRIB TV2

1999 Youth days No No Yes Broadcast on IRIB TV5

1999 Story of a City Yes Yes Yes Broadcast on IRIB TV5

2001 Story of a City II Yes Yes Yes Broadcast on IRIB TV5

Awards[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
in Cannes Film Festival

Special
Special
Jury Award for Dancing in the Dust, Fajr International Film Festival (2003) Best Director for Dancing in the Dust, Asia Pacific Film Festival (2003) Best Screenplay for Dancing in the Dust, Asia Pacific Film Festival (2003) Grand Prix for The Beautiful City, Warsaw International Film Festival (2004) Golden Peacock for The Beautiful City, International Film Festival of India (2004) The Norwegian Peace Film Award for The Beautiful City, Tromsø International Film Festival (2005) FIPRESCI Prize for The Beautiful City, Split Film Festival (2005) Crystal Simorgh (Best Director) for Fireworks Wednesday, Fajr International Film Festival (2006) Gold Hugo for Fireworks Wednesday, Chicago International Film Festival (2006) Golden Lady Harimaguada for Fireworks Wednesday, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (2007) Crystal Simorgh (Best Director) for About Elly, Fajr International Film Festival (2009) Audience Award for About Elly, Fajr International Film Festival
Fajr International Film Festival
(2009) Silver Bear (Best Director) for About Elly, Berlin International Film Festival (2009) Best Narrative Feature for About Elly, Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
(2009) Golden Crow Pheasant for About Elly, International Film Festival of Kerala (2009) Best Screenplay for About Elly, Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
(2009) Jury Grand Prize for About Elly, Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
(2009) Best Film Award for A Separation, Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
(2011) Netpac Award for About Elly, Brisbane International Film Festival (2009) Crystal Simorgh (Best Director) for Nader and Simin, A Separation, Fajr International Film Festival
Fajr International Film Festival
(2011) Crystal Simorgh (Best Screenplay) for Nader and Simin, A Separation, Fajr International Film Festival
Fajr International Film Festival
(2011) Audience Award for Nader and Simin, A Separation, Fajr International Film Festival (2011) César Award for Best Foreign Film Nader and Simin, A Separation, (2011) Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film Nader and Simin, A Separation, (2011) BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film Nader and Simin, A Separation, (2011) Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" for Nader and Simin, A Separation, Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
(2011) Special
Special
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
for Nader and Simin, A Separation, Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
(2011) Golden Bear
Golden Bear
for Nader and Simin, A Separation, Berlin International Film Festival (2011) Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Foreign Language Film Nader and Simin, A Separation, Golden Globe Awards (2012) Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film Nader and Simin, A Separation, (2012) Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Foreign Language Film Nader and Simin, A Separation, Academy Awards (2012) Legion of Honour
Legion of Honour
French (2012) Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinker (2012)[21] Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
for The Past, Cannes Film Festival (2013)[22] Best Screenplay Award for The Salesman, Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
(2016) Best Foreign Language Film, The Salesman, Academy Awards (2017)[23] Best Screenplay for The Salesman, Asian Film Awards (2017)

See also[edit]

Cinema of Iran Persian cinema

References[edit]

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Iran
wins first Oscar with "A Separation". Reuters. Retrieved 27 February 2012.  ^ "Academy Invites 176 to Membership". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.  ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.  ^ "Cannes Film Festival: Awards 2013". Cannes. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.  ^ Chang, Justin (26 May 2013). "Cannes: 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Wins Palme d' Or". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2013.  ^ "Festival de Cannes 2016".  ^ Donadio, Rachel; Erdbrink, Thomas (29 January 2017). "Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
Won't Attend Oscar Ceremony". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 January 2017.  ^ "Iranian director to send famous proxies to Oscars in his place". 24 February 2017.  ^ "An Iranian director protesting Trump's travel ban sent a space traveller to pick up his award". 26 February 2017.  ^ "The Salesman Director Delivers Powerful Statement Against Trump (While Boycotting the Ceremony)". 27 February 2017.  ^ Moruzzi, Norma Claire. “Through the Looking Glass: Reflexive Cinema and Society in Post-Revolution Iran”. From Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form By Peter Decherney, Blake Atwood. Routledge. NY: 2015. 112-142 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=p0ODBAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:%22Peter+Decherney%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjny9iuj9XOAhWBvxQKHULvAxMQ6AEIKDAC#v=onepage&q&f=false ^ Ebert, Roger. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013 (25th Anniversary ed.).  ^ Tina Hassannia (2014). Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema. Critical Press.  ^ "The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers". Foreign Policy. 26 November 2012. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.  ^ "Cannes: 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Wins Fipresci Prize". Variety. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.  ^ http://oscar.go.com/nominees/foreign-language-film/the-salesman

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Films directed by Asghar Farhadi

Dancing in the Dust (2003) The Beautiful City (2004) Fireworks Wednesday
Fireworks Wednesday
(2006) About Elly
About Elly
(2009) A Separation (2011) The Past (2013) The Salesman (2016) Everybody Knows (2018)

Awards for Asghar Farhadi

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Silver Bear for Best Director

1956-1979

Robert Aldrich (1956) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1957) Tadashi Imai (1958) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1959) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1960) Bernhard Wicki (1961) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1962) Nikos Koundouros (1963) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1964) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1965) Carlos Saura
Carlos Saura
(1966) Živojin Pavlović (1967) Carlos Saura
Carlos Saura
(1968) Jean-Pierre Blanc
Jean-Pierre Blanc
(1972) Sergei Solovyov
Sergei Solovyov
(1975) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1976) Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
(1977) Georgi Djulgerov (1978) Astrid Henning-Jensen (1979)

1980-1989

István Szabó
István Szabó
(1980) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1982) Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
(1983) Costas Ferris / Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1984) Robert Benton (1985) Georgiy Shengelaya (1986) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1987) Norman Jewison
Norman Jewison
(1988) Dušan Hanák (1989)

1990-1999

Michael Verhoeven
Michael Verhoeven
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
/ Ricky Tognazzi
Ricky Tognazzi
(1991) Jan Troell
Jan Troell
(1992) Andrew Birkin (1993) Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Kieślowski
(1994) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(1995) Yim Ho / Richard Loncraine (1996) Eric Heumann (1997) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1998) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(1999)

2000-2009

Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(2000) Lin Cheng-sheng (2001) Otar Iosseliani
Otar Iosseliani
(2002) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2003) Kim Ki-duk
Kim Ki-duk
(2004) Marc Rothemund
Marc Rothemund
(2005) Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom
/ Mat Whitecross (2006) Joseph Cedar (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2008) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2009)

2010-2019

Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2010) Ulrich Köhler (2011) Christian Petzold (2012) David Gordon Green
David Gordon Green
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Radu Jude / Malgorzata Szumowska (2015) Mia Hansen-Løve
Mia Hansen-Løve
(2016) Aki Kaurismäki
Aki Kaurismäki
(2017) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2018)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Foreign Language Film

1947–1955 (Honorary)

1947: Shoeshine – Vittorio De Sica 1948: Monsieur Vincent
Monsieur Vincent
– Maurice Cloche 1949: Bicycle Thieves
Bicycle Thieves
– Vittorio De Sica 1950: The Walls of Malapaga – René Clément 1951: Rashomon
Rashomon
– Akira Kurosawa 1952: Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
– René Clément 1953: No Award 1954: Gate of Hell – Teinosuke Kinugasa 1955: Samurai, The Legend of Musashi – Hiroshi Inagaki

1956–1975

1956: La Strada
La Strada
– Federico Fellini 1957: Nights of Cabiria
Nights of Cabiria
– Federico Fellini 1958: My Uncle – Jacques Tati 1959: Black Orpheus
Black Orpheus
– Marcel Camus 1960: The Virgin Spring
The Virgin Spring
– Ingmar Bergman 1961: Through a Glass Darkly – Ingmar Bergman 1962: Sundays and Cybele
Sundays and Cybele
– Serge Bourguignon 1963:
– Federico Fellini 1964: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
– Vittorio De Sica 1965: The Shop on Main Street
The Shop on Main Street
Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos 1966: A Man and a Woman
A Man and a Woman
– Claude Lelouch 1967: Closely Watched Trains
Closely Watched Trains
– Jiří Menzel 1968: War and Peace – Sergei Bondarchuk 1969: Z – Costa-Gavras 1970: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
– Elio Petri 1971: The Garden of the Finzi Continis – Vittorio De Sica 1972: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
– Luis Buñuel 1973: Day for Night – François Truffaut 1974: Amarcord
Amarcord
– Federico Fellini 1975: Dersu Uzala – Akira Kurosawa

1976–2000

1976: Black and White in Color
Black and White in Color
– Jean-Jacques Annaud 1977: Madame Rosa
Madame Rosa
– Moshé Mizrahi 1978: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
– Bertrand Blier 1979: The Tin Drum – Volker Schlöndorff 1980: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
– Vladimir Menshov 1981: Mephisto – István Szabó 1982: Volver a Empezar ('To Begin Again') – José Luis Garci 1983: Fanny and Alexander
Fanny and Alexander
– Ingmar Bergman 1984: Dangerous Moves
Dangerous Moves
– Richard Dembo 1985: The Official Story
The Official Story
– Luis Puenzo 1986: The Assault – Fons Rademakers 1987: Babette's Feast – Gabriel Axel 1988: Pelle the Conqueror
Pelle the Conqueror
– Bille August 1989: Cinema Paradiso – Giuseppe Tornatore 1990: Journey of Hope – Xavier Koller 1991: Mediterraneo – Gabriele Salvatores 1992: Indochine – Régis Wargnier 1993: Belle Époque – Fernando Trueba 1994: Burnt by the Sun
Burnt by the Sun
– Nikita Mikhalkov 1995: Antonia's Line
Antonia's Line
– Marleen Gorris 1996: Kolya
Kolya
– Jan Svěrák 1997: Character – Mike van Diem 1998: Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
– Roberto Benigni 1999: All About My Mother
All About My Mother
– Pedro Almodóvar 2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
– Ang Lee

2001–present

2001: No Man's Land – Danis Tanović 2002: Nowhere in Africa – Caroline Link 2003: The Barbarian Invasions
The Barbarian Invasions
– Denys Arcand 2004: The Sea Inside
The Sea Inside
– Alejandro Amenábar 2005: Tsotsi
Tsotsi
– Gavin Hood 2006: The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others
– Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 2007: The Counterfeiters – Stefan Ruzowitzky 2008: Departures – Yōjirō Takita 2009: The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret in Their Eyes
– Juan J. Campanella 2010: In a Better World
In a Better World
– Susanne Bier 2011: A Separation – Asghar Farhadi 2012: Amour – Michael Haneke 2013: The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty
– Paolo Sorrentino 2014: Ida – Paweł Pawlikowski 2015: Son of Saul
Son of Saul
– László Nemes 2016: The Salesman – Asghar Farhadi 2017: A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman
– Sebastián Lelio

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Asian Film Award for Best Director

Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke
(2007) Lee Chang-dong
Lee Chang-dong
(2008) Hirokazu Kore-eda
Hirokazu Kore-eda
(2009) Lu Chuan
Lu Chuan
(2010) Lee Chang-dong
Lee Chang-dong
(2011) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2012) Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
(2013) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2014) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2015) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(2016) Na Hong-jin
Na Hong-jin
(2017) Yuya Ishii (2018)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year

Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1980) Colin Welland (1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1983) Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1984) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(1987) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1988) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1989) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1990) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Paul Attanasio
Paul Attanasio
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2000) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2001) Andrew Bovell (2002) John Collee
John Collee
and Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2011) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2012) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay

1967–2000

David Newman and Robert Benton (1967) John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
(1968) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
(1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1972) George Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck (1973) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Alain Tanner
Alain Tanner
and John Berger
John Berger
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) John Guare
John Guare
(1981) Murray Schisgal and Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Bruce Jay Friedman (1984) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1985) Hanif Kureishi
Hanif Kureishi
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
and Daniel Yost (1989) Charles Burnett (1990) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1991) David Webb Peoples (1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Amy Heckerling (1995) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Frank (1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach
(2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Tamara Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins
(2007) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2008) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
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