BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Joel and Ethan Coen - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Sarah Polley - AWAY FROM HER
Christopher Hampton - ATONEMENT
Ronald Harwood - THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
Paul Thomas Anderson - THERE WILL BE BLOOD
The Cohen Brothers perfectly captured the sparse, bleak world of uncivil civilization with their adaption of Cormac McCarthy's novel. They don't liven the film up to make it more "entertaining" or marketable, they simply offer this modern Western as McCarthy wrote it, warts and all. And give the Cohen's credit for being true to the controversial ending, which I found beautiful. This is how you adapt a screenplay.
UPDATE: The Cohen Brothers won. They deserved it, even Cormac McCarthy left the Genius Ranch to come support them!
You are what you like.