Oscar: Black Writers–Winners and Nominees

1970: The Landlord

The script of Hal Ashby’s film was written by a black writer, William Gunn, based on a novel by black novelist, Kristi Hunter.

1984: A Soldier’s Story

The screenplay was based on Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama

1989: Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was nominated for Best Original Screenplay

2018: Black

Spike lee and his collaborators were nominated and won the Best Adapted Screenply Oscar.