Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Woody Allen scoops Writers Guild award

2012-02-20 13:08
Woody Allen
Los Angeles - Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris picked up Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America awards on Sunday.

The romance film - starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy - beat Bridesmaids, Young Adult, Win Win and 50/50 to take home the prize.

The Adapted Screenplay award went to The Descendants - about a man who is dealing with his family and his life falling apart in Hawaii - with writers Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash winning for their work on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming.

It beat competition from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo and Moneyball.

In the television category, Modern Family won two awards for Best Comedy and Best Comedy Episode, as did critically-acclaimed drama series Homeland and Breaking Bad.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, who was co-hosting the event with Joel McHale, tried to make light of the geeky nature of writers when she opened the ceremony.

She said: "Hi and welcome to nerd prom! Male Writers: You are all hot because of your minds."

Complete list of winners at the Writers Guild of America awards:


Original Screenplay - Midnight in Paris

Adapted Screenplay - The Descendants

Documentary Screenplay - Better This World


Drama Series - Breaking Bad

Comedy Series - Modern Family

New Series - Homeland

Episodic Drama (tie) - Box Cutter (Breaking Bad) and The Good Soldier (Homeland)

Episodic Comedy - Caught in the Act (Modern Family)

Long Form Original - Cinema Verite

Long Form Adapted - Too Big to Fail

Animation - Home the Father (The Simpsons)

Comedy/Variety Series - The Colbert Report

Daytime Drama - General Hospital

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

This funny, smart, colourful flick will make you sing and dance along and put you in a happy place from the moment you start watching it! Read More »
Add your review

Just another typical Tom Cruise action film, with nothing to get too excited about. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.