Final Draft Screenwriters Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List

8:00 PM 2/11/2016

by Hilary Lewis

'The Martian,' 'Ex Machina,' 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Big Bang Theory' win big at the 11th annual Screenwriters Choice Awards.

Ex Machina and The Martian Split- H 2016
Courtesy of A24; Twentieth Century Fox Films

Final Draft announced the winners of the 11th annual Screenwriters Choice Awards (SCA) on Thursday at the Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot. 

Film honorees included Alex Garland for Ex Machina and Drew Goddard for The Martian, with TV winners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff for HBO's Game of Thrones, and Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady for CBS' The Big Bang Theory

The 2016 ceremony, hosted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, also honored new Hall of Fame inductee Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull). 

  • Best Original Screenplay

    Ex Machina - Alex Garland (WINNER)

    Bridge of Spies - Matt Charman, The Coen Brothers

    Inside Out - Pete Docter, Meg LaFauve, Josh Cooley

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    The Martian - Drew Goddard (book by Andy Weir) (WINNER)

    The Big Short - Adam McKay, Charles Randolph (book by Michael Lewis)

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt (characters by George Lucas)

  • Best Television Drama

    Game of Thrones - D.B. Weiss and David Benioff (WINNER)

    Downton Abbey - Julian Fellowes

    Fargo - Steve Blackman, Robert De Laurentiis, Noah Hawley

  • Best Television Comedy

    The Big Bang Theory - Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady (WINNER)

    Modern Family - Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd

    Orange is the New Black - Jenji Kohan