The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement

The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement is given to that member of the Guild who, in the opinion of the current Board of Directors, has advanced the literature of the motion picture through the years, and who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screen writer.

Visit the Writers Guild Foundation's Screen Laurel Award online exhibit. 

PREVIOUS SCREEN LAUREL AWARD RECIPIENTS:

2013 - Tom Stoppard
2012 - Eric Roth
2011 - Steven Zaillian
2010 - Barry Levinson
2008 - Budd Schulberg
2007 - Robert Benton
2006 - Lawrence Kasdan
2005 - David Mamet
2004 - John Michael Hayes
2003 - Mel Brooks
2002 - Blake Edwards
2001 - Betty Comden and Adolph Green
2000 - Jean-Claude Carriere
1999 - Paul Schrader
1998 - Bo Goldman
1997 - Robert Towne
1996 - Daniel Taradash
1995 - Charles Bennett
1994 - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
1993 - Horton Foote
1992 - Frank Pierson
1991 - Alvin Sargent
1990 - Donald Ogden Stewart
1989 - Ring Lardner Jr.
1988 - Irving Ravetch & Harriet Frank Jr.
1987 - Woody Allen
1986 - Waldo Salt
1985 - William Goldman
1984 - Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
1983 - Lamar Trotti
1982 - Paul Osborne
1981 - Ben Hecht
1980 - Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond
1979 - Neil Simon
1978 - Edward Anhalt
1977 - Samson Raphaelson
1976 - Michael Wilson
1975 - Preston Sturges
1974 - Paddy Chayefsky
1973 - William Rose
1972 - Ernest Lehman
1971 - James Poe
1970 - Dalton Trumbo
1969 - Carl Foreman
1968 - Casey Robinson
1967 - Richard Brooks
1966 - Isobel Lennart
1965 - Sidney Buchman
1964 - John Huston
1963 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1962 - Philip Dunne
1961 - George Seaton
1960 - Norman Krasna
1959 - Nunnally Johnson
1958 - John Lee Mahin
1957 - Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder
1956 - Julius & Philip Epstein and Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich
1955 - Robert Riskin
1954 - Dudley Nichols
1953 - Sonya Levien