MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Among Winners of 2012 Writers Guild of America Awards

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Woody Allen was given the Writers Guild of America's best original screenplay award for his Parisian journey through time, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. The honor marks the fifth WGA award for the director who has won in the past for "Annie Hall," "Broadway Danny Rose," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Crimes and Misdemeneanors." This year's nomination was his 20th. 

'The Descendants' picked up an award for best adapted screenplay for Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming. The award is the third WGA for Payne who has also won for 'Elections' and 'Sideways'. 

In TV, "Modern Family" once again was honored for writing on a comedy series, and Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman won a episodic comedy award for the show's episode 'Caught in the Act'.  "Breaking Bad" and "Homeland" also received two trophies each.

The 2012 WGA Screenplay Winners are as follows: 

MOTION PICTURE WINNERS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen (Sony Pictures Classics)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Fox Searchlight)

TELEVISION WINNERS

DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES

Modern Family, Written by Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Carol Leifer, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker (ABC)

EPISODIC DRAMA (TIE)

“Box Cutter” (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan (AMC) (TIE)

“The Good Soldier” (Homeland), Written by Henry Bromell (Showtime)

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Caught in the Act” (Modern Family), Written by Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman (ABC)

NEW SERIES

Homeland – Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm (Showtime)

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL

Cinema Verite – Written by David Seltzer (HBO)

LONG FORM – ADAPTED

Too Big To Fail – Written by Peter Gould, Based on the book written by Andrew Ross Sorkin (HBO)

COMEDY / VARIETY – (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES

The Colbert Report, Writers: Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Barry Julien, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman, Max Werner (Comedy Central)

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

After the Academy Awards, Head Writers: Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearney; Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, John N. Huss, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Kimmel, Jacob Lentz, Danny Ricker, Richard G. Rosner (ABC)

ANIMATION

“Homer the Father” (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen (Fox)

DAYTIME DRAMA

General Hospital, Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald, Tracey Thomson (ABC)

CHILDREN’S – EPISODIC & SPECIALS

“Hero of The Shadows” (Supah Ninjas), Written by Leo Chu, Eric S. Garcia (Nickelodeon)

THE DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA AWARD

"The Walking Dead" for Greg Nicotero and John Esposito.

THE ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA AWARD

Heath Corson and Richie Keen for "Aim High."

THE VIDEOGAME AWARD

Amy Hennig for "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception."

WGA CHILDREN'S TV AWARD

Nickelodeon's "Supah Ninjas" segment, "Hero of The Shadows."