Woody Allen And DESCENDANTS Take Writers Guild Awards

Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris and The Descendants were the big film winners at last night’s Writers Guild of America awards.

Previously nominated nineteen times, Allen took the Best Original Screenplay award, his fifth win. Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon took home the Best Adapted Screenplay award for translating Kaui Hart Hemmings’s novel The Descendants to the big screen. This was Payne’s third nomination and first win.

Allen’s Midnight In Paris is also nominated for in the Best Original Screenplay category at this coming Sunday’s Academy Award, where he’ll once again be up against fellow WGA award nominee Bridesmaids as well as three other films who weren’t nominated for the Guild awards. The Descendents are also up for an Oscar in the Best Adapted Screenplay against two other of its fellow WGA nominees – Moneyball and Hugo.

Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega won the documentary screenplay award for Better This World. The film is not nominated for an Academy Award.

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