I think its totally deserving maybe just for the fact that I don't feel like a screenplay like this has ever been written and produced before? Its so complex and the film really struck a chord with me after the second viewing. I'd recommend everyone see this if you haven't yet.
There was nothing original about the Milk script. It felt kinda hackneyed almost.
The Dark Knight had a whack third act.
The Wrestler had an easy-way-out ending.
but synecdoche, ny, while its not perfect either, is a fascinating trip into a world that's governed by charlie kaufman's dream logic. Not just visually either (via Gondry, Jonze direction) but its totally there in the writing. I'm glad this won.