Shanley has received the Academy Award for best screenplay, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for Moon-struck, 1987; Writers Guild of America award for best screenplay written directly for the screen, for Moonstruck 1987; Pulitzer Prize for drama, for Doubt, 2005; Lucille Lortel Award for best play, for Doubt, 2005; Outer Critics Circle Award for best Broadway play, for Doubt, 2005; Obie Award for Doubt, Village Voice, 2005; Drama Desk Award for best play, for Doubt, 2005; Antoinette Perry (Tony) award for best play, League of American Theaters and Producers and the American Theatre Wing, for Doubt, 2005.