Sudermann, Hermann

Sudermann, Hermann

Sudermann, Hermann, 1857-1928, German dramatist and novelist. His play Die Ehre (1889; tr. Honor, 1906) was one of the first successes of the burgeoning German naturalist movement. Sudermann's works became immensely popular, particularly the psychological novel Frau Sorge (1887; tr. Dame Care, 1891) and the play Heimat (1893; tr. Magda, 1896), a vehicle for Sarah Bernhardt and for Mrs. Patrick Campbell. His finest drama is probably Fritzchen, one of the three one-act plays published in Morituri (1897); it portrays the harshness of the Prussian officer code. Many of Sudermann's plays and such novels as Es war (1894) and Das hohe Lied (1908; tr. The Song of Songs, 1909) effectively bare the crudity and immorality of the Prussian aristocracy and the corruption of Berlin society.
The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. It is awarded each year to the writer of a screenplay adapted from another source (usually a novel, play, or short story but also sometimes another film). All sequels are automatically considered adaptations by this standard (since the sequel must be based on the original story).

See also the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay, a similar award for screenplays that are not adapted from elsewhere.

Following is a listing of people who have won the award.


This award started with the name Best Writing, Adaptation.

In the 2nd and 3rd years there was only a single writing award for Writing Achievement with no distinction between original works and adaptations.


For the 1930/31 production year the award was again subdivided, and this one was once again Best Writing, Adaptation.

For 1935 the award became Best Writing, Screenplay



For 1956 the Category was renamed Screenplay--Adapted:

For 1957 the category was renamed Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium:



From 1974 the Category was renamed Screenplay Adapted From Other Material:

From 1976 the category was renamed Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium



From 1991 the category became Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published:


From 2002 the category was renamed Adapted Screenplay:

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