JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE ACADEMY AWARD
 FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

(31% of recipients)

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Listed below are recipients of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay who were, or are, Jewish (or of partial Jewish descent, as noted).  For lists of Jewish novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, poets, and other Jewish writers, see Jews in Literature.
  • Benjamin Glazer (1927/1928), Seventh Heaven
  • Robert Riskin (1934), It Happened One Night
  • Heinz Herald (1937), The Life of Emil Zola
  • Géza Herczeg (1937), The Life of Emil Zola
  • Sidney Buchman (1941), Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • George Froeschel (1942), Mrs. Miniver
  • Julius Epstein (1943), Casablanca
  • Philip Epstein (1943), Casablanca
  • Howard Koch (1943), Casablanca
  • Billy Wilder (1945), The Lost Weekend
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1949), A Letter to Three Wives
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950), All About Eve
  • Charles Schnee (1952), The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Daniel Taradash (1953), From Here to Eternity
  • Paddy Chayefsky (1955), Marty
  • S. J. Perelman (1956), Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Carl Foreman (1957), The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Alan Jay Lerner (1958), Gigi
  • Richard Brooks (1960), Elmer Gantry
  • Abby Mann (1961), Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Edward Anhalt (1964), Becket
  • James Goldman (1968), The Lion in Winter
  • Bo Goldman (1975), One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Lawrence Hauben (1975), One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • William Goldman (1976), All the President's Men
  • Oliver Stone 1 (1978), Midnight Express
  • James L. Brooks (1983), Terms of Endearment
  • Peter Shaffer (1984), Amadeus
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1986), A Room with a View
  • Alfred Uhry (1989), Driving Miss Daisy
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1992), Howards End
  • Eric Roth (1994), Forrest Gump
  • Akiva Goldsman (2001), A Beautiful Mind
  • Ronald Harwood (2002), The Pianist
  • Ethan Coen (2007), No Country for Old Men
  • Joel Coen (2007), No Country for Old Men
  • Aaron Sorkin (2010), The Social Network
  • Graham Moore (2014), The Imitation Game
NOTES
1. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.

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