Awards & Winners

Jay Dratler

Date of Birth 14-September-1911
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Screenwriter, Novelist
Jay Dratler was a screenwriter and novelist. Born in New York City, after attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1920s, he transferred to a college in France where he became fluent in French and German. Cashing in on his exceptional language skills on his return to the United States, he become a successful screenwriter and novelist. He was considered very influential during the classic era of film noir in the 1940s. He won both an Academy Award and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Call Northside 777, and was nominated for an Oscar for his writing on Laura. The 1948 film Pitfall was based on Dratler's novel of the same title. His son, Jay Dratler, Jr., became a professor of law.

Awards by Jay Dratler

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jay Dratler.


Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
Honored for : Call Northside 777

Nominations 1949 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama Call Northside 777
Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay Call Northside 777


Nominations 1944 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Screenplay Laura