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Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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PARASITE Accepts the Oscar for Original Screenplay

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"Get Out" wins Best Original Screenplay

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"Green Book" wins Best Original Screenplay

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Spike Jonze winning Best Original Screenplay for "Her"

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Dead Poets Society Wins Original Screenplay: 1990 Oscars

The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best screenplay not based upon previously published material. It was created for 1940 as a separate writing award from the Academy Award for Best Story. Beginning with the Oscars for 1957, the two categories were combined to honor only the screenplay. In 2002, the name of the award was changed from Writing to Writing .