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



Year Winner Writer(s)
2006 The Queen Peter Morgan
Babel Guillermo Arriaga
Letters from Iwo Jima Iris Yamashita
Little Miss Sunshine Michael Arndt
United 93 Paul Greengrass
2007 Juno Diablo Cody
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Kelly Masterson
Michael Clayton Tony Gilroy
Ratatouille Brad Bird
The Savages Tamara Jenkins
2008 WALL-E Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon
In Bruges Martin McDonagh
Milk Dustin Lance Black
Rachel Getting Married Jenny Lumet
Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman
2009 The Hurt Locker Mark Boal
A Serious Man Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Away We Go Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino
Up Bob Peterson


Year Winner Writer(s)
2010 Inception Christopher Nolan
Black Swan Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin
Four Lions Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, and Chris Morris
The Kids Are All Right Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech David Seidler
2011 The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
Martha Marcy May Marlene Sean Durkin
Midnight in Paris Woody Allen
A Separation Asghar Farhadi
The Tree of Life Terrence Malick
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal
Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino
Looper Rian Johnson
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
2013 Her Spike Jonze
American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine Woody Allen
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Nebraska Bob Nelson
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo
Boyhood Richard Linklater
Calvary John Michael McDonagh
Whiplash Damien Chazelle
2015 Spotlight Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Bridge of Spies Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
Ex Machina Alex Garland
The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino
Inside Out Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley
2016 Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan
Jackie Noah Oppenheim
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou
Moonlight Barry Jenkins
2017 Get Out Jordan Peele
The Big Sick Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh
2018 First Reformed Paul Schrader
Eighth Grade Bo Burnham
The Favourite Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
Roma Alfonso Cuarón
Vice Adam McKay
2019 Parasite Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won
The Farewell Lulu Wang
Knives Out Rian Johnson
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Hollywood Quentin Tarantino


Year Winner Writer(s)
2020 Never Rarely Sometimes Always Eliza Hittman
Da 5 Bloods Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott
Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell
Soul Pete Docter, Mike Jones and Kemp Powers
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Aaron Sorkin
2021 Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson
The Card Counter Paul Schrader
The French Dispatch Wes Anderson
Pig Michael Sarnoski
Red Rocket Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch