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William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(January 7, 1928 – January 12, 2017) was an American writer and filmmaker[1] best known for his 1971[1] novel The Exorcist and for the Academy Award-winning screenplay of its film adaptation. He also wrote and directed the sequel The Exorcist III.[1] After the success of The Exorcist, Blatty reworked Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane! (1960) into a new novel titled The Ninth Configuration, published in 1978. Two years later, Blatty adapted the novel into a film of the same title and won Best Screenplay at the 1981 Golden Globe Awards. Some of his other notable works are the novels Elsewhere (2009), Dimiter
Dimiter
(2010) and Crazy (2010). Born and raised in New York City, Blatty received his bachelor's degree in English from Georgetown University
Georgetown University
in 1950, and his master's degree in English literature from the George Washington University. Following completion of his master's degree in 1954, he joined the United States Air Force, where he worked in the Psychological Warfare Division. After service in the air force, he worked for the United States Information Agency in Beirut.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life and death 4 Critical studies 5 Awards 6 Bibliography

6.1 Novels 6.2 Novelizations of Blatty's screenplays by others, paperback editions only 6.3 Autobiography 6.4 Nonfiction

7 Filmography

7.1 Screenplays 7.2 Director 7.3 Producer

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Blatty was born on January 7, 1928, in New York City.[2][3] He was the fifth and youngest child of Lebanese immigrants,[3][4] Mary (née Mouakad), a devout Catholic and the niece of a bishop, and Peter Blatty, a cloth cutter.[5][6] His parents separated when he was a toddler.[3] He was raised in what he described as "comfortable destitution" by his deeply religious mother, whose sole support came from peddling homemade quince jelly in the streets of Manhattan;[3][5] she once offered a jar of it to Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
when the President was cutting the ribbon for the Queens–Midtown Tunnel, telling him, "For when you have company."[7] He lived at 28 different addresses during his childhood[5] because of nonpayment of rent.[8] "We never lived at the same address in New York for longer than two or three months at a time," Blatty told The Washington Post
The Washington Post
in 1972. "Eviction was the order of the day."[3] Blatty's mother died in 1967.[5] He attended Brooklyn Preparatory, a Jesuit school, on a scholarship and graduated as class valedictorian in 1946.[5][9] He later attended Georgetown University
Georgetown University
on a scholarship,[5] where he earned his bachelor's degree in English in 1950.[3][10] Those years at Georgetown were probably the best years of my life, Blatty said in 2015. Until then, I’d never had a home.[3] While studying for his master's degree at George Washington University, Blatty took menial jobs.[6] Initially unable to find a job in teaching, he worked as a vacuum cleaner door-to-door salesman, a beer truck driver,[3] and as a United Airlines ticket agent.[2] He earned his master's in English literature from the George Washington University
George Washington University
in 1954.[3][10] He then enlisted in the United States Air Force,[2][3] where he ultimately became head of the Policy Branch of the USAF Psychological Warfare Division.[11] Mustering out of the Air Force, he joined the United States Information Agency and worked as an editor based in Beirut, Lebanon.[2][5] Eventually, his writing talent emerged, and he began submitting humorous articles to magazines.[10] Career[edit] In the late 1950s, Blatty worked as the public relations director at Loyola University of Los Angeles[12] and as a publicity director at the University of Southern California.[13][3] He published his first book, Which Way to Mecca, Jack? in 1960,[5] a humorous look at both his early life, and his work at the United States Information Agency in Lebanon.[14][15] In 1961, while still working in public relations, Blatty appeared as a contestant on the Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
quiz show You Bet Your Life, winning $10,000,[2][5] enough money to quit his job and to write full-time.[5] Thereafter, he never held a regular job.[5] He then published the comic novels: John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1963),[5] I, Billy Shakespeare (1965),[2] and Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane (1966).[2] He achieved critical success with these books – Marvin Levin in the New York Times, for example, wrote: "Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty, a gifted virtuoso who writes like [S. J.] Perelman"; but significant sales were lacking.[2] It was at this point that Blatty began a collaboration with director Blake Edwards,[5] writing scripts for comedy films such as: A Shot in the Dark (1964),[5] What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966),[5] Gunn (1967),[5] and Darling Lili
Darling Lili
(1970),[5] a musical starring Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
and Rock Hudson. Blatty also worked on his own using the name "Bill Blatty" writing comedy screenplays such as those for the Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
film[5] The Man from the Diners' Club
The Man from the Diners' Club
(1963), and the Warren Beatty/ Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
film[5] Promise Her Anything
Promise Her Anything
(1965). Other screenplays include the film adaptation of John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965),[3] and The Great Bank Robbery (1969).[16] Later Blatty resumed writing fiction.[2] In 1971, he wrote The Exorcist,[2] the story of a twelve-year-old girl possessed by a powerful demon, that topped The New York Times
The New York Times
bestseller list for 17 weeks and remained on the list for 57 consecutive weeks.[2] The book sold more than 13 million copies in the United States alone and was translated into over a dozen languages.[3] He later adapted it with director William Friedkin
William Friedkin
into the film version.[11] Blatty went on to win an Academy Award for his Exorcist screenplay,[5] as well as Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Writing.[10] It also became the first horror film ever to be nominated for the best picture Oscar.[5] In 1978, Blatty adapted his novel Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane into a film titled The Ninth Configuration,[2] and in 1980 he wrote, directed, and produced a film version, which focused on the question of the existence of God.[2] The film was a commercial flop despite critical acclaim. Movie critic Jerry Stein called it a "masterpiece" in The Cincinnati Post, and Peter Travers described it as "the finest large-scale American surrealist film ever made" in People magazine.[2] In 1981 it was nominated for three Golden Globes, and won the Best Writing Award[10] against competition that included The Elephant Man (1980), Ordinary People
Ordinary People
(1980), and Raging Bull
Raging Bull
(1980).[2] In 1983, Blatty wrote Legion, a sequel to The Exorcist which later became the basis of the film The Exorcist III.[2] At first he was unable to set up the production because he wanted to direct the film. Blatty's agent, Steve Jaffe, helped package the project with producer Carter DeHaven at Morgan Creek Productions. Blatty directed the film. He originally wanted the movie version to be titled Legion, but the film's producers wanted it to be more closely linked to the original. The first sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), was disappointing both critically and commercially.[2] Blatty had no involvement with it and his own follow-up ignored it entirely.[2] Blatty's son Peter Vincent Blatty died from a rare heart disorder in 2006 at the age of 19.[5][17] His death was the subject of Blatty's non-fiction book that is "part comic memoir, part argument for life after death", titled, Finding Peter: A True Story of the Hand of Providence and Evidence of Life After Death (2015).[17] In 2011, The Exorcist was re-released in a 40th Anniversary Edition[5] in paperback, hardcover, and audiobook formats with new cover artwork. As described by Blatty, this new, updated edition features new and revised material.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of The Exorcist will have a touch of new material in it as part of an all-around polish of the dialogue and prose. First time around I never had the time (meaning the funds) to do a second draft, and this, finally, is it. With forty years to think about it, a few little changes were inevitable – plus one new character in a totally new very spooky scene. This is the version I would like to be remembered for.[18]

Tor/Forge have also re-published The Ninth Configuration[19] and Legion,[20] with new, updated cover artwork. The Exorcist was eventually adapted into a stage play starring Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields
in 2012 and a TV mini-series some years later.[6] The TV series debuted on Fox in 2016.[3] Internationally, the series premiered in Brazil on FX on September 23, 2016, the same day as in the U.S.[21] It premiered in Australia on showcase on December 4, 2016.[22] Personal life and death[edit] Blatty married four times and had seven children.[8] With his first wife, Mary Margaret Rigard, whom he married on February 18, 1950, he had three children: Christine Ann, Michael Peter, and Mary Joanne.[23][24] His second wife was Elizabeth Gilman, whom he married in 1965.[24] In July 1975 he married his third wife, tennis professional Linda Tuero
Linda Tuero
with whom he had two children.[25][26] Following the dissolution of his first three marriages,[3] Blatty married Julie Alicia Witbrodt, his fourth wife, in 1983,[27][5] with whom he had two children.[25] The couple remained together until Blatty's death in 2017.[8] After residing for many years in Hollywood and Aspen, Blatty settled in Bethesda, Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland
in 2000.[3] Blatty was a Roman Catholic.[28] In 2012, he filed a canon law petition against his alma mater Georgetown University. According to Blatty, the school for decades has been at variance with Catholic church teaching by inviting speakers who support abortion rights, and disobeying Pope John Paul II's instructions issued to church-affiliated colleges and universities in 1990.[29] Blatty died of multiple myeloma on January 12, 2017, at a hospital in Bethesda, five days after his 89th birthday.[2][5] Critical studies[edit] Studies of Blatty's work include G. S. J. Barclay's Anatomy of Horror: The Masters of Occult Fiction.[30] Critical essays on Blatty's work include Douglas E. Winter's essay in A Dark Night's Dreaming: Contemporary American Horror Fiction,[31] and S. T. Joshi's essay "William Peter Blatty: The Catholic Weird Tale" in The Modern Weird Tale: A Critique of Horror Fiction (2001).[32] Essays studying all Blatty's novels can be found in Benjamin Szumskyj's American Exorcist: Critical Essays on William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(McFarland, 2008). Awards[edit] Awards include:

The Commonwealth Club Silver Medal for Literature (The Exorcist)[33] The Gabriel Award and American Film Festival Blue Ribbon for Insight TV series episode "Watts Made Out of Thread?"[10] Saturn Awards for The Exorcist,[34] The Ninth Configuration[35] and The Exorcist III The People's Choice Award for the Oscars – Best Picture Award for The Exorcist[36] The Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award[37] Academy Award, Best Adapted Screenplay (The Exorcist)[5][10] Golden Globe, Best Screenplay (The Ninth Configuration)[9] Golden Globe, Best Picture (The Exorcist)[10] Golden Globe, Best Screenplay (The Exorcist)[38]

Bibliography[edit] Novels[edit]

Which Way to Mecca, Jack? (1959)[2] John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
(1963)[39] I, Billy Shakespeare (1965)[2] Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane (1966)[2] The Exorcist (1971)[40] The Ninth Configuration
The Ninth Configuration
(1978)[40] Legion (1983)[2] Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing: A Fable (1996)/Revised and re-released in 2013, retitled Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing: A Hollywood Christmas Carol[40] Elsewhere (2009) – Originally published as a novella in 1999 in Al Sarrantonio's 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense anthology[40][2] Dimiter
Dimiter
(2010) / Revised and re-released in 2013; also published under the title The Redemption[41][2] Crazy (2010)[2] The Exorcist for the 21st Century (2016)

Novelizations of Blatty's screenplays by others, paperback editions only[edit]

Boal, Sam (1963). The Man from the Diner's Club. Lancer Books. ASIN B000BREO5E.  Fenton, Edward (as "Henry Clement") (1970). Darling Lili. Signet Books. ISBN 0-451-04216-6.  Hine, Al (as "Bradford Street") (1965). Promise Her Anything. Dell Publishing. ASIN B000MPR0I8. 

Autobiography[edit]

Blatty, William Peter (1974). I'll Tell Them I Remember You. Barrie & Jenkins. ISBN 978-0-214-20016-8. 

Nonfiction[edit]

Blatty, William Peter (1974). William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
on 'The Exorcist': From Novel to Screen. Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-08687-1.  Blatty, William Peter (2001). If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty's Own Story of the Exorcist. Screenpress Books. ISBN 1-901680-34-7.  Blatty, William Peter (2015). Finding Peter: A True Story of The Hand of Providence and Evidence of Life After Death. Regnery Publishing. ISBN 1-62157-332-X. [5]

Filmography[edit] Screenplays[edit]

The Man from the Diners' Club
The Man from the Diners' Club
(1963)[27] A Shot in the Dark (1964; co-screenplay)[27][40] John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
(1965)[42] Promise Her Anything
Promise Her Anything
(1965)[40] What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)[42] Gunn (1967 – co-screenplay)[42] The Great Bank Robbery (1969)[40] Darling Lili
Darling Lili
(1970 – co-screenplay)[42] The Exorcist (1973)[40] Mastermind (1976 as "Terence Clyne") The Ninth Configuration
The Ninth Configuration
(1980)[2] The Exorcist III
The Exorcist III
(1990)[40]

Director[edit]

The Ninth Configuration
The Ninth Configuration
(1980)[2] The Exorcist III
The Exorcist III
(1990)[40]

Producer[edit]

The Exorcist (1973)[42] The Ninth Configuration
The Ninth Configuration
(1980)[2]

See also[edit]

List of horror fiction writers

References[edit]

^ a b c Zak, Dan (October 30, 2013). "William Peter Blatty, writer of 'The Exorcist,' slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Cain, Sian (January 13, 2017). "Exorcist author William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
Dies Aged 89". The Guardian. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "William Peter Blatty, Author of 'The Exorcist', Dies at 89". The Washington Post. January 13, 2017. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.  ^ Nelson, Emmanuel Sampath, ed. (2000). Asian American Novelists: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (illustrated ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-313-30911-3.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Vitello, Paul (January 13, 2017). "William Peter Blatty, Author of 'The Exorcist,' Dies at 89". The New York Times.  ^ a b c " William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
obituary". The Guardian. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.  ^ "Words of Wisdom: William Peter Blatty". American Task Force for Lebanon. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2017.  ^ a b c "Exorcist author William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
dead at 89: Stephen King and Edgar Wright lead tributes". The Telegraph. January 13, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ a b "'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
dies at 89". Los Angeles Times. January 13, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ a b c d e f g h "William Peter Blatty: Author, Screenwriter, Director". The Washington Post.  ^ a b "'The Exorcist' Controversy: Film Used Tactics Previously Tested by US Government to Scare Audiences". Latin Post. May 30, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2017.  ^ "Religion: The Exorcist Debate". Time. January 21, 1974. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ "Overview for William Peter Blatty". TCM. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ Joshi, S.T. (2001). The Modern Weird Tale (illustrated ed.). McFarland. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-7864-0986-0.  ^ Hebel, Udo J. (2009). Transnational American Memories (illustrated ed.). Walter de Gruyter. p. 129. ISBN 978-3-11-022420-7.  ^ "William Peter Blatty, 'The Exorcist' Author, Dead at 89". Rolling Stone. 13 January 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ a b O'Sullivan, Michael (April 14, 2015). "William Peter Blatty talks literature, life after death and lousy movies". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ Further 40th Details, theninthconfiguration.com; Retrieved December 26, 2017. ^ " The Ninth Configuration
The Ninth Configuration
– William Peter Blatty". Macmillan.  ^ "Legion – William Peter Blatty". Macmillan.  ^ Marafon, Renato (September 6, 2016). "The Exorcist premiere in Brazil at the same day that premiered in USA". CinePop. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ Purcell, Charles (November 24, 2016). "New This Week (Nov 28): The Exorcist, DC Crossover, Shark Week, FFA Final, Wallabies and live sport". The Green Room. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ Reginald, R.; Menville, Douglas; Burgess, Mary A. (2010). Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. 2 (illustrated ed.). Wildside Press LLC. p. 820. ISBN 978-0-941028-78-3.  ^ a b Evory, Ann (1983). Contemporary Authors New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, & Other Fields. Gale. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-8103-1938-7.  ^ a b Hall, Loretta (1999). Arab American biography (illustrated ed.). U.X.L. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7876-2954-0.  ^ "An Angel Made Blatty Marry". The Journal. NY State Historic Newspapers. AP. July 22, 1975. p. 16.  ^ a b c The International Who's Who 2004. Psychology Press. 2003. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-85743-217-6.  ^ "The Father King Society – to Make Georgetown Honest, Catholic and Better". gupetition.org. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ Burke, Daniel (May 18, 2012). "National Exorcist author, William Peter Blatty, to sue Georgetown University
Georgetown University
in Catholic court". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ Anatomy of Horror: The Masters of Occult Fiction New York: St. Martins, 1978. ^ "Casting Out Demons: The Horror Fiction of William Peter Blatty" in Tony Magistrale and Michael A. Morrison, eds. A Dark Night's Dreaming: Contemporary American Horror Fiction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1996. ISBN 1-57003-070-7. (pp. 84–96) . ^ Joshi, S.T. (2001). The Modern Weird Tale: A Critique of Horror Fiction. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-0986-0.  ^ Kay, Ernest (1976). The International authors and writers who's who. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-900332-34-0.  ^ "1973 Film Awards for Best Horror Film Release". Saturn Awards.  ^ "William Peter Blatty, l'auteur de "L'exorciste", est décédé". www.lci.fr.  ^ Riggs, Thomas, ed. (2000). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Gale / Cengage Learning. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-7876-4636-3.  ^ "1997 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners". Horror Writers Association.  ^ "The Exorcist". Golden Globe Awards.  ^ Blatty, William P. (November 1, 1980). John Goldfarb, Please Come Home. Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-14251-8.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
dies aged 89". BBC News. January 13, 2017 – via www.bbc.com.  ^ Blatty, William Peter (February 1, 2011). The Redemption. Piatkus Books. ISBN 0-7499-5373-X.  ^ a b c d e "Filmography for William Peter Blatty". Turner Classic Movies. 

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Awards for William Peter Blatty

v t e

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

1928–1950

Benjamin Glazer (1928) Hanns Kräly (1929) Frances Marion
Frances Marion
(1930) Howard Estabrook
Howard Estabrook
(1931) Edwin J. Burke (1932) Victor Heerman
Victor Heerman
and Sarah Y. Mason
Sarah Y. Mason
(1933) Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
(1934) Dudley Nichols (1935) Pierre Collings
Pierre Collings
and Sheridan Gibney (1936) Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, and Norman Reilly Raine
Norman Reilly Raine
(1937) Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Arthur Lewis, W. P. Lipscomb, and George Bernard Shaw (1938) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1939) Donald Ogden Stewart
Donald Ogden Stewart
(1940) Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller (1941) George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, and Arthur Wimperis (1942) Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, and Howard E. Koch (1943) Frank Butler, and Frank Cavett (1944) Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Robert Sherwood (1946) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

Harry Brown and Michael Wilson (1951) Charles Schnee (1952) Daniel Taradash (1953) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1954) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1955) John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, and James Poe (1956) Carl Foreman
Carl Foreman
and Michael Wilson (1957) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958) Neil Paterson (1959) Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
(1960) Abby Mann (1961) Horton Foote (1962) John Osborne
John Osborne
(1963) Edward Anhalt (1964) Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) James Goldman (1968) Waldo Salt (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975)

1976–2000

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Alvin Sargent (1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Kurt Luedtke (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
and Mark Peploe (1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000)

2001–present

Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

v t e

Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Screenplay

Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) Stirling Silliphant (1968) Bridget Boland, John Hale and Richard Sokolove (1969) Erich Segal
Erich Segal
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) John Briley (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Robert Bolt (1986) Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe and Enzon Ungari (1987) Naomi Foner (1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
and Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(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) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

v t e

Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Motion Picture – Drama

1940s

The Song of Bernadette (1943) Going My Way
Going My Way
(1944) The Lost Weekend (1945) The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Johnny Belinda / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) All the King's Men (1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard (1950) A Place in the Sun (1951) The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
(1954) East of Eden (1955) Around the World in 80 Days (1956) The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957) The Defiant Ones (1958) Ben-Hur (1959)

1960s

Spartacus (1960) The Guns of Navarone (1961) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) The Cardinal
The Cardinal
(1963) Becket (1964) Doctor Zhivago (1965) A Man for All Seasons (1966) In the Heat of the Night (1967) The Lion in Winter (1968) Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

1970s

Love Story (1970) The French Connection (1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
(1972) The Exorcist (1973) Chinatown (1974) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Rocky
Rocky
(1976) The Turning Point (1977) Midnight Express (1978) Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979)

1980s

Ordinary People
Ordinary People
(1980) On Golden Pond (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982) Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
(1983) Amadeus (1984) Out of Africa (1985) Platoon (1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) Rain Man
Rain Man
(1988) Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

1990s

Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
(1990) Bugsy
Bugsy
(1991) Scent of a Woman (1992) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(1994) Sense and Sensibility (1995) The English Patient (1996) Titanic (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) American Beauty (1999)

2000s

Gladiator (2000) A Beautiful Mind (2001) The Hours (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The Aviator (2004) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) Babel (2006) Atonement (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) Avatar (2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
(2010) The Descendants
The Descendants
(2011) Argo (2012) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Boyhood (2014) The Revenant (2015) Moonlight (2016) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(2017)

v t e

Saturn Award for Best Writing

William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Ib Melchior/ Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison
(1974/75) Jimmy Sangster
Jimmy Sangster
(1976) George Lucas
George Lucas
(1977) Elaine May
Elaine May
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Nicholas Meyer
Nicholas Meyer
(1979) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1980) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
(1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
(1983) James Cameron
James Cameron
and Gale Anne Hurd
Gale Anne Hurd
(1984) Tom Holland (1985) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1986) Michael Miner and Edward Neumeier
Edward Neumeier
(1987) Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg (1988) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1989/90) Ted Tally (1991) James V. Hart
James V. Hart
(1992) Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
and David Koepp (1993) Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison
and Wesley Strick
Wesley Strick
(1994) Andrew Kevin Walker (1995) Kevin Williamson (1996) Mike Werb and Michael Colleary (1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) David Hayter
David Hayter
(2000) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2001) Scott Frank and Jon Cohen (2002) Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Alvin Sargent (2004) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
and David S. Goyer
David S. Goyer
(2005) Michael Dougherty
Michael Dougherty
and Dan Harris (2006) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2007) Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Jeff Nichols
Jeff Nichols
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
(2014) Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2015) Eric Heisserer (2016)

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