Monday, March 25, 2013

Top 10 Female Best (Original or Adapted) Screenplay Oscar Winners

Last month, one of the Top 10 lists that I posted was Academy Awards themed (check that depressing post out here). So is this one! But it's happier :)
Here are the Top 10 Female Best (Original or Adapted) Screenplay Oscar Winners.
There have been fifteen films written by women that won an Oscar in one of the writing categories. Do you think one of those other five should be on this list instead? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

10) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King- Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson (adapted from the novel The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien)

9) A Room with a View- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (adapted from the novel by E.M. Forster) *Ruth Prawer Jhabvala also won for Howards End (adapted from the novel by E.M. Forster)

8) Interrupted Melody- Sonya Levien, William Ludwig

7) Lost in Translation- Sofia Coppola (also nominated for Best Director)

6) The Piano- Jane Campion (also nominated for Best Director)

5) Brokeback Mountain- Diana Ossana, Larry McMurty (adapted from the short story by Annie Proulx)

4) Little Women- Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman (adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott)

3) Sense and Sensibility- Emma Thompson (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen)

2) Thelma & Louise- Callie Khouri

1) The Seventh Veil- Muriel Box, Sydney Box

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