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Jordan Haworth Peele[1] (born February 21, 1979)[2] is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Peele appeared for five seasons as a cast member on Mad TV, and starred with Keegan-Michael Key
Keegan-Michael Key
in the Comedy Central
Comedy Central
sketch series Key & Peele. In 2014, he had a recurring role in the first season of the FX anthology series Fargo, based on the 1996 film of the same name.[3] Peele's 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, earned critical acclaim and was a box office success.[4] He received numerous accolades, including the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture and Best Director.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 2000s: Early beginnings and Mad TV 2.2 2010–2016: Further success with Key & Peele 2.3 2017–present: Get Out

2.3.1 Future projects

3 Influences 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Music videos

6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life and education[edit] Peele was born in New York City,[5] and raised by his single mother, Lucinda Williams, on Manhattan's Upper West Side.[1] His mother is white and his father is black.[6] He attended the Computer School in Manhattan and went on to Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College
before dropping out after two years to form a comedy duo with his college roommate and future Key & Peele comedy writer Rebecca Drysdale.[1] Career[edit] 2000s: Early beginnings and Mad TV[edit] Main article: Mad TV Peele regularly performed at Boom Chicago
Boom Chicago
in Amsterdam and The Second City in Chicago. He and Nicole Parker
Nicole Parker
were well known for their musical duets at Boom Chicago. He portrayed a popular character called "Danish Supermodel Ute" during his time at Boom Chicago
Boom Chicago
and hosted MTV's Comedy Weekend in 2002. In 2003, Peele joined the cast of Mad TV
Mad TV
for its ninth season. Around the time Keegan-Michael Key
Keegan-Michael Key
joined the cast as a featured performer, it was assumed that Key would be chosen over Peele. The two of them ultimately were cast together after showing great comedic chemistry. Peele performed celebrity impersonations, which included favorites Caroll Spinney
Caroll Spinney
(as the voice of Big Bird
Big Bird
from Sesame Street), Ja Rule, James Brown, Flavor Flav, Justin Guarini, Montel Williams, Morgan Freeman and Forest Whitaker. Peele was absent from the first four episodes of his second season on Mad TV. He made a cameo in "Weird Al" Yankovic's video "White & Nerdy" with Mad TV
Mad TV
co-star Keegan-Michael Key. Peele was nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his song "Sad Fitty Cent", a music video parody about 50 Cent
50 Cent
lamenting over his rivalry with Kanye West. The lyrics were, according to the music video, written by Peele, and he was involved in arranging its music. In 2009 he appeared in Little Fockers.[7] Peele appeared in a viral video titled "Hillary vs Obama" (which was shown as a Mad TV
Mad TV
sketch) where he and a Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
supporter (played by short-term cast member Lisa Donovan) argue over whether Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
or Barack Obama
Barack Obama
would make a better president, only to get upstaged by a Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani
supporter (played by Donovan's brother, Ben). Peele auditioned to be a castmember for Saturday Night Live when SNL producers were looking for someone to play Barack Obama (around the time when SNL and Mad TV
Mad TV
— and other scripted shows — were put on hiatus due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike). Peele remained at Mad TV
Mad TV
and the role went to Fred Armisen until September 2012, when Jay Pharoah
Jay Pharoah
took over the role. After five seasons on Mad TV, Peele left the cast at the end of the 13th season. 2010–2016: Further success with Key & Peele[edit]

Peele performing in 2012

In 2010, Peele co-starred in the FOX comedy pilot The Station,[8] and appeared with a recurring role in the Adult Swim
Adult Swim
series Childrens Hospital. He had a supporting role in the David Wain-directed comedy Wanderlust, which was released in 2012. Peele and his former Mad TV
Mad TV
castmate and friend Keegan-Michael Key starred in their own Comedy Central
Comedy Central
sketch series Key & Peele, from 2012 to 2015.[9][10] The series was a success with viewers, and spawned several skits and videos that went viral online.[11] In 2014, Peele played an FBI Agent in the first season of the FX anthology series Fargo, based on the 1996 film of the same name.[3] In 2016, Peele starred in, and produced, with Key, their first feature film Keanu.[12] The film received generally favorable reviews from critics.[13] 2017–present: Get Out[edit] In February 2017, Peele's first film as solo director, Get Out, was released to critical acclaim, eventually scoring a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[14] The film received particular praise for Peele's screenplay and direction, as well as Kaluuya's performance,[15] and was chosen by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and Time magazine as one of the top 10 films of the year.[16][17][18] The Atlantic
The Atlantic
called the film "a masterpiece."[19] Get Out
Get Out
proved to be popular with movie audiences, and it eventually became one of the most profitable films of all time, and grossed over $250 million on a budget of $4.5 million.[4][20] For his work on the film, Peele received significant attention,[21] as well as numerous accolades, including the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards.[22] The film also received four nominations at the 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay nominations for Peele, as well as a Best Actor
Actor
nomination for the film's star Daniel Kaluuya.[23] Peele won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay,[24][25] becoming the first black screenwriter to win in this category.[26] He became the third person, after Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and James L. Brooks, to be nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for a debut film, and the first black person to receive them for any one film. Get Out
Get Out
also earned him the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as nominations for a Directors Guild of America Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.[22] In early 2018 Peele announced his intention to retire from acting, stating in an interview with CBS
CBS
"Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing".[27] Future projects[edit] Peele will produce the HBO
HBO
series Lovecraft Country written by Underground co-creator Misha Green, which will be shown through the lens of supernatural horror.[28] Influences[edit] In February 2017, Peele curated the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Academy of Music
film series "The Art of the Social Thriller", comprising 12 films that inspired the making of Get Out, including the horror films Rosemary's Baby, Night of the Living Dead, The Shining, Candyman, The People Under the Stairs and Scream, the thrillers The Silence of the Lambs, Funny Games, Misery, and Rear Window, the comedy-thriller The 'Burbs, and the 1967 racial comedy-drama Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.[29] As a comedian, Peele counts among his influences In Living Color, Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
and Dave Chappelle.[30] Personal life[edit] Peele began dating Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti
in 2013.[31] They became engaged in November 2015,[32] and, in April 2016, Peretti announced that she and Peele had eloped at an unspecified date.[33] On July 1, 2017, Peretti gave birth to their son.[34] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2008 Boner Boyz! D-Rock Peppers Short film

2010 Little Fockers EMT

2010 3B Rob Short film

2012 Wanderlust Rodney

2013 The Sidekick Sidecar Willy Short film

2016 Keanu Rell / Oil Dresden Also writer and producer

2016 Storks Beta Wolf (voice)

2017 Get Out Wounded Deer / UNCF
UNCF
Voiceover (voices)[35] Director, writer, and producer

2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Melvin Sneedly (voice)

2018 Abruptio Danny Filming

2018 Black Klansman N/A Producer; filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2003–2008 Mad TV Various roles 94 episodes; also writer

2008 Chocolate News Kelvin Melvin 7 episodes

2009 Reno 911! Three-Card Monte Guy Episode: "Extradition to Thailand"

2009 The Station Joe Pilot

2009–2010 SuperNews! Various voices 15 episodes

2010–2015 Childrens Hospital Dr. Brian 10 episodes

2011 Love Bites Eli Episode: "Too Much Information"

2012–2015 Key & Peele Himself / Various roles 54 episodes; also co-creator, writer and executive producer

2013 The Mindy Project Nick Episode: "Mindy's Minute"

2013 Workaholics Mark Episode: "The Worst Generation"

2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Tan Fu Episode: "Andy Samberg Wears a Plaid Shirt & Glasses"

2013 Axe Cop Super Axe (voice) Episode: "Super Axe"

2013 Modern Family Derrick Episode: "A Fair to Remember"

2013–2014 Kroll Show Ref Rondy / Various characters 2 episodes

2014–2016 Bob's Burgers Various voices 8 episodes

2014 Fargo Special
Special
Agent Webb Pepper 4 episodes

2014 Drunk History Percy Julian Episode: "Montgomery, AL"

2014 Robot Chicken Various voices 2 episodes

2015 Life in Pieces Chad 3 episodes

2015 Rick and Morty Second Fourth-Dimensional Being (voice) Episode: "A Rickle in Time"

2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Alan 3 episodes

2015 TripTank Various voices 2 episodes

2015 SuperMansion Bugula (voice) Episode: "A Shop in the Dark"

2016 The Muppets Himself Episode: "Swine Song"

2016 American Dad! Street Thug (voice) Episode: "Criss-Cross Applesauce: The Ballad of Billy Jesusworth"

2017 The Daily Show Barack Obama Episode: "Keegan-Michael Key"

2017–present Big Mouth The Ghost of Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
/ Various voices 10 episodes

2018 The Last O.G. N/A Co-creator and executive producer

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Artist

2006 "White & Nerdy" Black Gangster "Weird Al" Yankovic

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result

2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics ("Sad Fitty Cent") MADtv Nominated

2013 Peabody Awards[36] (N/A) Key & Peele Won

Writers Guild of America Awards Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series Nominated

2014 American Comedy Awards[37] Best Alternative Comedy Series Won

Best Comedy Writing – TV Nominated

NAACP Image Awards[38] Outstanding Variety – Series or Special Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Nominated

2015 NAACP Image Awards[39] Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated

People's Choice Awards[40] Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Nominated

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Nominated

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Key and Peele Super Bowl Special Nominated

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program Key and Peele Presents: The Ascension Nominated

2016 NAACP Image Awards[41] Outstanding Comedy Series Key & Peele Nominated

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Won

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Nominated

Writers Guild of America Awards Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series Nominated

2017 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Get Out Nominated

Best Screenplay Nominated

Gotham Independent Film Awards[42] Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award Won

Best Feature Nominated

Best Screenplay Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Won

National Board of Review Best Directorial Debut Won

2018 AACTA International Awards Best Screenplay Nominated

Academy Awards Best Picture Nominated

Best Director Nominated

Best Original Screenplay Won

BAFTA Awards Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Critics' Choice Awards Best Director Nominated

Best Original Screenplay Won

Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated

Directors Guild Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director Won

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Won

Best Director Won

Best Screenplay Nominated

London Film Critics' Circle Awards Screenwriter of the Year Nominated

Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominated

Satellite Awards Best Director Won

Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Saturn Awards Best Director Pending

Best Writing Pending

Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated

Writers Guild of America Awards Original Screenplay Won

References[edit]

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Jordan Peele
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Jordan Peele
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Michael Mann
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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1960

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960)

1961–1980

William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980)

1981–2000

Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Black Reel Award for Outstanding Director

2000-2009

Malcolm D. Lee (2000) Gina Prince-Bythewood
Gina Prince-Bythewood
(2001) Antoine Fuqua
Antoine Fuqua
(2002) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2003) F. Gary Gray
F. Gary Gray
(2004) Mario Van Peebles
Mario Van Peebles
(2005) Thomas Carter (2006) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2007) Gina Prince-Bythewood
Gina Prince-Bythewood
(2008) no awards in 2009

2010-present

Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(2010) Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes (2011) Steve McQueen (2012) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2013) Steve McQueen (2014) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2015) Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler
(2016) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2017) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2018)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay

Screenplay (1995–1996, 2001–2008, retired)

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2002) Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008)

Screenplay, Original (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
and Marc Norman (1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
/ Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

Screenplay, Adapted (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Smith (1998) Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin (2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn
(2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film

Alex Garland (2015) Garth Davis
Garth Davis
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

Joel Coen / Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) John Huston
John Huston
(1987) Ramon Menendez (1988) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(1989) Charles Burnett (1990) Martha Coolidge (1991) Carl Franklin
Carl Franklin
(1992) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Tom McCarthy (2008) Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(2009) Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Director

Joel Coen (1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1998) Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Jim Sheridan (2003) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Original Drama (1969–1983, retired)

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) Steve Shagan (1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Arthur Laurents
Arthur Laurents
(1977) Nancy Dowd, Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt (1978) Mike Gray, T. S. Cook and James Bridges (1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and Trevor Griffiths (1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Horton Foote (1983)

Original Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Peter Bogdanovich, Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton (1972) Melvin Frank and Jack Rose (1973) Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
and Alan Uger (1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Bill Lancaster
Bill Lancaster
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Sheldon Keller (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller and Charles Shyer
Charles Shyer
(1980) Steve Gordon (1981) Don McGuire, Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Murray Schisgal (1982) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
and Barbara Benedek (1983)

Original Screenplay (1984–present)

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1989) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(1994) Randall Wallace (1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
and Mark Andrus (1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Michael Moore
Michael Moore
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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