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De Academy Award voor beste verhaal (Engels: Academy Award for Best (Motion Picture) Story, ook bekend als de Oscar voor beste verhaal) was een jaarlijkse filmprijs van de Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Deze prijs werd uitgereikt sinds het begin van de Academy Awards in 1927 tot 1957. De categorie bestond naast de Academy Award voor beste bewerkte scenario en vanaf 1940 ook naast de Academy Award voor beste originele scenario.

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Winnaars en genomineerdenBewerken

De winnaars staan bovenaan in vette letters op een gele achtergrond. De overige films en scenaristen die werden genomineerd staan eronder vermeld in alfabetische volgorde.[1]

1927-1929Bewerken

Jaar Film Scenarist(en)
192728
(1ste)
Underworld Ben Hecht
The Last Command Lajos Bíró
192829
(2de)
Geen uitreiking in deze categorie.

1930-1939Bewerken

Jaar Film Scenarist(en)
192930
(3de)
Geen uitreiking in deze categorie.
193031
(4de)
The Dawn Patrol John Monk Saunders
The Doorway to Hell Rowland Brown
Laughter Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast, Douglas Doty, Donald Ogden Stewart
The Public Enemy John Bright, Kubec Glasmon
Smart Money Lucien Hubbard, Joseph Jackson
193132
(5de)
The Champ Frances Marion
Lady and Gent Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt
The Star Witness Lucien Hubbard
What Price Hollywood? Adela Rogers St. Johns, Jane Murfin
193233
(6de)
[noot 1]
One Way Passage Robert Lord
The Prizefighter and the Lady Frances Marion
Rasputin and the Empress Charles MacArthur
1934
(7de)
[noot 2]
Manhattan Melodrama Arthur Caesar
Hide-Out Mauri Grashin
The Richest Girl in the World Norman Krasna
1935
(8ste)
[noot 3]
The Scoundrel Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Broadway Melody of 1936 Moss Hart
G-Men [noot 4] Gregory Rogers
The Gay Deception Don Hartman, Stephen Avery
1936
(9de)
The Story of Louis Pasteur Pierre Collings, Sheridan Gibney
Fury Norman Krasna
The Great Ziegfeld William Anthony McGuire
San Francisco Robert Hopkins
Three Smart Girls Adele Comandini
1937
(10de)
A Star Is Born William A. Wellman, Robert Carson
Black Legion Robert Lord
In Old Chicago Niven Busch
The Life of Emile Zola Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg
One Hundred Men and a Girl Hanns Kräly
1938
(11de)
Boys Town Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin
Alexander's Ragtime Band Irving Berlin
Angels with Dirty Faces Rowland Brown
Blockade John Howard Lawson
Mad About Music Marcella Burke, Frederick Kohner
Test Pilot Frank Wead
1939
(12de)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Lewis R. Foster
Bachelor Mother Felix Jackson
Love Affair Mildred Cram, Leo McCarey
Ninotchka Melchior Lengyel
Young Mr. Lincoln Lamar Trotti

1940-1949Bewerken

Jaar Film Scenarist(en)
1940
(13de)
Arise, My Love Benjamin Glazer, John S. Toldy
Comrade X Walter Reisch
Edison, the Man Dore Schary, Hugo Butler
My Favorite Wife Bella Spewack, Samuel Spewack, Leo McCarey
The Westerner Stuart N. Lake
1941
(14de)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan Harry Segall
Ball of Fire Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe
The Lady Eve Monckton Hoffe
Meet John Doe Richard Connell, Robert Presnell
Night Train Gordon Wellesley
1942
(15de)
The Invaders Emeric Pressburger
Holiday Inn Irving Berlin
The Pride of the Yankees Paul Gallico
The Talk of the Town Sidney Harmon
Yankee Doodle Dandy Robert Buckner
1943
(16de)
The Human Comedy William Saroyan
Action in the North Atlantic Guy Gilpatric
Destination Tokyo Steve Fisher
The More the Merrier Robert Russell, Frank Ross
Shadow of a Doubt Gordon McDonell
1944
(17de)
Going My Way Leo McCarey
A Guy Named Joe Chandler Sprague, David Boehm
Lifeboat John Steinbeck
None Shall Escape Alfred Neumann, Joseph Than
The Sullivans Edward Doherty, Jules Schermer
1945
(18de)
The House on 92nd Street Charles G. Booth
The Affairs of Susan Thomas Monroe, Laszlo Gorog
A Medal for Benny John Steinbeck, Jack Wagner
Objective, Burma! Alvah Bessie
A Song to Remember Ernst Marischka
1946
(19de)
Vacation from Marriage Clemence Dane
The Dark Mirror Vladimir Pozner
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers John Patrick
The Stranger Victor Trivas
To Each His Own Charles Brackett
1947
(20ste)
Miracle on 34th Street Valentine Davies
A Cage of Nightingales Georges Chaperot, René Wheeler
It Happened on Fifth Avenue Herbert Clyde Lewis, Frederick Stephani
Kiss of Death Eleazar Lipsky
Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman Dorothy Parker, Frank Cavett
1948
(21ste)
The Search Richard Schweizer, David Wechsler
Louisiana Story Frances Flaherty, Robert Flaherty
The Naked City Malvin Wald
Red River Borden Chase
The Red Shoes Emeric Pressburger
1949
(22ste)
The Stratton Story Douglas Morrow
Come to the Stable Clare Boothe Luce
It Happens Every Spring Shirley W. Smith, Valentine Davies
Sands of Iwo Jima Harry Brown
White Heat Virginia Kellogg

1950-1956Bewerken

Jaar Film Scenarist(en)
1950
(23ste)
Panic in the Streets Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt
Bitter Rice Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani
The Gunfighter William Bowers, André de Toth
Mystery Street Leonard Spigelgass
When Willie Comes Marching Home Sy Gomberg
1951
(24ste)
Seven Days to Noon Paul Dehn, James Bernard
Bullfighter and the Lady Budd Boetticher, Ray Nazarro
The Frogmen Oscar Millard
Here Comes the Groom Robert Riskin, Liam O'Brien
Teresa Alfred Hayes, Stewart Stern
1952
(25ste)
The Greatest Show on Earth Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett
My Son John Leo McCarey
The Narrow Margin Martin Goldsmith, Jack Leonard
The Pride of St. Louis Guy Trosper
The Sniper Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt
1953
(26ste)
Roman Holiday Dalton Trumbo [noot 5]
Above and Beyond Beirne Lay jr.
The Captain's Paradise Alec Coppel
Hondo [noot 6] Louis L'Amour
Little Fugitive Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin
1954
(27ste)
Broken Lance Philip Yordan
Bread, Love and Dreams Ettore Margadonna
Forbidden Games François Boyer
Night People Jed Harris, Tom Reed
There's No Business Like Show Busines Lamar Trotti
1955
(28ste)
Love Me or Leave Me Daniel Fuchs
The Private War of Major Benson Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher
Rebel Without a Cause Nicholas Ray
The Sheep Has Five Legs Jean Marsan, Henri Troyat, Jacques Perret, Henri Verneuil, Raoul Ploquin
Strategic Air Command Beirne Lay jr.
1956
(29ste)
The Brave One Dalton Trumbo [noot 7]
The Eddy Duchin Story Leo Katcher
High Society [noot 8] Edward Bernds, Elwood Ullman
The Proud and the Beautiful Jean-Paul Sartre
Umberto D. Cesare Zavattini