The Golden Globes Best Screenplay Movie nominees represent the writers who captivated audiences with amazing, first rate scripts that told compelling stories. The five screenwriters nominated for Best Screenplay Motion Picture include writers whose scripts were either adapted from previous material (like a book, a short story or a play) or those whose scripts were completely original. The winners are selected by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay, Movie were 'Midnight in Paris' (Woody Allen), 'The Ides of March' (George Clooney, Grand Heslov and Beau Willimon), 'The Artist' (Michel Hazanavicius), 'The Descendants' (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxwon and Jim Rash) and 'Moneyball' (Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin). The winner of the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Movie Screenplay was 'Midnight in Paris' (Woody Allen).
Best Screenplay Golden Globes nominees include some of the most talented writers in Hollywood and beyond. Among them: Aaron Sorkin (who won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay in 2010 for 'The Social Network'), Simon Beaufoy ('Slumbdog Millionaire'), Jason Reitman ('Up In The Air'), Quentin Tarantino ('Pulp Fiction,' 'Inglourious Basterds') and Alexander Payne ('Sideways,' 'About Schmidt'). Some nominees for the Golden Globes' Best Screenplay awards are also directors, as you can see. Nominees and winners in this Golden Globes movie category do often go on to win an Oscar for either Best Original or Best Adapted Screenplay (unlike the Golden Globes, the Academy splits these into two categories).