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AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Currently held by
Simon Stone

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AACTA Awards

Presented by
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

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Winners & Nominees
The DaughterSimon Stone, The Daughter, Winner, Girl AsleepMatthew Whittet, Girl Asleep, Nominee, Last Cab to DarwinJeremy Sims - Reg Cribb, Last Cab to Darwin, Winner, Holding the ManTommy Murphy, Holding the Man, Nominee, Ruben GuthrieBrendan Cowell, Ruben Guthrie, Nominee, The Railway ManFrank Cottrell-Boyce - Andy Paterson, The Railway Man, Winner, PredestinationMichael Spierig - Peter Spierig, Predestination, Nominee, The Great GatsbyBaz Luhrmann - Craig Pearce, The Great Gatsby, Winner, AdoreChristopher Hampton, Adore, Nominee, Dead EuropeLouise Fox, Dead Europe, Nominee, The TurningTim Winton, The Turning, Nominee, The SapphiresTony Briggs - Keith Thompson, The Sapphires, Winner, LoreCate Shortland - Robin Mukherjee, Lore, Nominee

The AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), for an Australian screenplay "based on material previously released or published". Prior to the establishment of the Academy in 2011, the award was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (more commonly known as the AFI Awards). It was first handed out in 1978 when the award for Best Screenplay (which was first presented at the 1974-75 awards) was split into two categories: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. The award has since been presented intermittently from 1978–1979, 1983–1987, 1989, 1993–2003, 2005–2006, and then from 2008–present.

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years listed correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are usually held the same year. The films and screenwriters in bold and in yellow background have won are the winners. Those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the nominees. When sorted chronologically, the table always lists the winning screenplay first and then the other nominees.


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