Best Screenplay, 2008

Rules and Regulations

Charlie Kaufman

1. Synecdoche, New York- Charlie Kaufman (116 points/17 votes)

2. In Bruges- Martin McDonagh (110/18)
3. Burn After Reading- Joel and Ethan Coen (101/17)
4. Rachel Getting Married- Jenny Lumet (94/15)
5. WALL*E- Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon, from a story by Stanton and Pete Docter (92/15)

6. The Dark Knight- Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer (66/11)
7. A Christmas Tale- Arnaud Desplechin and Emmanuel Bourdieu (49/8)
8. Vicky Cristina Barcelona- Woody Allen (45/8)
9. Doubt- John Patrick Shanley (43/7)
10. Happy-Go-Lucky- Mike Leigh (27/4)
11. (tie) Shotgun Stories- Jeff Nichols (26/4)
11. (tie) Slumdog Millionaire- Simon Beaufoy (26/4)
13. Reprise- Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt (20/3)
14. Redbelt- David Mamet (18/3)
15. (tie) Let the Right One In- John Ajvide Lindqvist (16/3)
15. (tie) Revolutionary Road- Justin Haythe (16/3)
15. (tie) Wendy and Lucy- Kelly Reichardt and Jonathan Raymond (16/3)
15. (tie) The Wrestler- Robert Siegel (16/3)
19. Milk- Dustin Lance Black (14/2)
20. (tie) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days- Cristian Mungiu (13/2)
20. (tie) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button- Eric Roth (13/2)
22. The Duchess of Langeais- Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, and Jacques Rivette (12/2)
23. (tie) Che- Peter Buchman and Benjamin A. Van der Veen (11/2)
23. (tie) The Edge of Heaven- Fatih Akin (11/2)
23. (tie) Forgetting Sarah Marshall- Jason Segel (11/2)
23. (tie) Gran Torino- Nick Schenk (11/2)
27. (tie) My Winnipeg- screenplay by Guy Maddin, dialogue by George Toles (9/2)
27. (tie) Snow Angels- David Gordon Green (9/2)

The following films received one vote apiece:
Alice’s House
The Bank Job
Before I Forget
Cassandra’s Dream
Chop Shop
The Class
Flight of the Red Balloon
In Search of a Midnight Kiss
Lakeview Terrace
The Last Mistress
Lost in Beijing
Married Life
Never Forever
Waltz With Bashir