Tom McCarthy† and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Tom McCarthy was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Up (2010). He is also nominated for Best Original Screenplay this year.
Matt Charman, Joel Coen‡*, and Ethan Coen‡, Bridge of Spies
Quentin Tarantino‡*, The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino has 6 nominations. He has writing nominations for Pulp Fiction (1995), Inglorious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012); he has directing nominations for Pulp Fiction (1995) and Django Unchained (2012). He won writing Oscars for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained.
Pete Docter‡*, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
Peter Docter has 9 nominations. He won for Best Animated Feature Film for Up (2010).
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
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Drew Goddard, The Martian
Nick Hornby†, Brooklyn
Nick Hornby was nominated for writing An Education (2010).
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Aaron Sorkin†*, Steve Jobs
Aaron Sorkin was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Moneyball (2012). He won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network (2010).