The Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the annual awards given by the Chicago Film Critics Association.



Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2006 The Departed William Monahan film by Alan Mak Siu-fai and Felix Chong
Little Children Todd Field and Tom Perrotta novel by Tom Perrotta
Notes on a Scandal Patrick Marber novel by Zoë Heller
A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor radio variety show by Garrison Keillor
Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman novel by Christopher Buckley
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen novel by Cormac McCarthy
Atonement Christopher Hampton novel by Ian McEwan
Into the Wild Sean Penn book by Jon Krakauer
There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson novel by Upton Sinclair
Zodiac James Vanderbilt book by Robert Graysmith
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Simon Beaufoy novel by Vikas Swarup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Eric Roth short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Dark Knight Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan comic by Bob Kane
Doubt John Patrick Shanley play by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon Peter Morgan play by Peter Morgan
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner novel by Walter Kirn
An Education Nick Hornby memoir by Lynn Barber
In the Loop Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche
The Informant! Scott Z. Burns book by Kurt Eichenwald
Where the Wild Things Are Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers book by Maurice Sendak


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2010 The Social Network Aaron Sorkin novel by Ben Mezrich
Rabbit Hole David Lindsay-Abaire play by David Lindsay-Abaire
Toy Story 3 Michael Arndt
True Grit Joel Coen and Ethan Coen novel by Charles Portis
Winter's Bone Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini novel by Daniel Woodrell
2011 Moneyball Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin book by Michael Lewis
The Descendants Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Drive Hossein Amini book by James Sallis
Hugo John Logan novel by Brian Selznick
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan book by John le Carré
2012 Lincoln Tony Kushner novel by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Argo Chris Terrio novel by Tony Mendez
article by Joshuah Bearman
Beasts of the Southern Wild Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin novel by Lucy Alibar
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky book by Stephen Chbosky
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell novel by Matthew Quick
2013 12 Years a Slave John Ridley memoir by Solomon Northup
August: Osage County Tracy Letts play by Tracy Letts
Before Midnight Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy characters by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
Philomena Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope novel by Martin Sixsmith
The Wolf of Wall Street Terence Winter memoir by Jordan Belfort
2014 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn novel by Gillian Flynn
The Imitation Game Graham Moore novel by Andrew Hodges
Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson book by Thomas Pynchon
Under the Skin Walter Campbell novel by Michel Faber
Wild Nick Hornby memoir by Cheryl Strayed
2015 The Big Short Adam McKay and Charles Randolph novel by Michael Lewis
Anomalisa Charlie Kaufman play by Charlie Kaufman
Brooklyn Nick Hornby novel by Colm Tóibín
Room Emma Donoghue novel by Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin book by Walter Isaacson
2016 The Handmaiden Seo-Kyung Chung and Chan-wook Park novel by Sarah Waters
Arrival Eric Heisserer short story by Ted Chiang
Elle David Birke novel by Philippe Djian
Love & Friendship Whit Stillman novel by Jane Austen
Silence Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese novel by Shūsaku Endō
2017 Call Me by Your Name James Ivory novel by André Aciman
Blade Runner 2049 Hampton Fancher and Michael Green short story by Philip K. Dick
The Disaster Artist Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
Logan Scott Frank, James Mangold & Michael Green character by Roy Thomas, Len Wein and John Romita Sr.
Mudbound Dee Rees and Virgil Williams novel by Hillary Jordan
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins novel by James Baldwin
BlacKkKlansman Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee memoir by Ron Stallworth
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty memoir by Lee Israel
The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin and Peter Fellows graphic novel by Fabien Nury [fr] and Thierry Robin [fr]
A Star Is Born Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth script by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell
2019 Little Women Greta Gerwig novel by Louisa May Alcott
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster Can You Say... Hero? by Tom Junod
Hustlers Lorene Scafaria The Hustlers at Scores: The Ex-Strippers Who Stole From (Mostly) Rich Men and Gave to, Well, Themselves by Jessica Pressler
The Irishman Steven Zaillian I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt
Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi Caging Skies by Christine Leunens


Year Winner Writer(s) Source
2020 Nomadland Chloé Zhao Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder
The Father Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller Le Père by Florian Zeller
First Cow Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt The Half Life by Jonathan Raymond
I'm Thinking of Ending Things Charlie Kaufman novel by Iain Reid
One Night in Miami Kemp Powers play by Kemp Powers