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George Clooney's 'Descendants' Wins at Writer's Guild, Diablo Cody Doesn't

Many Studio City residents did well Sunday night at the Writers Guild Awards.

Studio City's Diablo Cody didn't win a screenwriting award Sunday night, but the Writers Guild honored other locals involved in George Clooney's "Descendants"and TV's "Modern Family."

Decorated screenwriter Woody Allen added another prize to his long resume of success tonight, winning best Original Screenplay for his fantasy/drama "Midnight in Paris" at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards.

It was the fifth time the Writers Guild of America has bestowed the honor on Allen, who received his 19th WGA nomination this year. He previously won for "Annie Hall," "Hannah and Her Sisters," "Broadway Danny Rose" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Picking up best Adapted Screenplay was Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for "The Descendants," based on the novel Kaui Hart Hemmings. Payne won a WGA Award in 2000 for "Election."

Winner of the Drama Series category was "Breaking Bad," written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchinson, George Mastras Thomas Schnauz and Moira Walley-Beckett.

The WGA Awards were presented in simultaneous ceremonies at the Hollywood Palladium and in New York. Zooey Deschanel and Joel McHale hosted the Hollywood event.

Here is a complete list of winners:

MOTION PICTURES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

-- "Midnight in Paris," Written by Woody Allen ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

-- "The Descendants," Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

-- "Better This World," Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega

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 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

NEW SERIES

-- "Homeland," Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm; Showtime

EPISODIC DRAMA (TIE)

-- "Box Cutter (Breaking Bad)", Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC

-- "The Good Soldier (Homeland)," Written by Henry Bromell; Showtime

EPISODIC COMEDY

-- "Caught in the Act (Modern Family)," Written by Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman; ABC 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

ANIMATION

-- "Homer the Father (The Simpsons)," Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox

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 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

DOCUMENTARY - CURRENT EVENTS

-- "Top Secret America (Frontline)," Written by Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser; PBS

DOCUMENTARY - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

-- "Wiki Secrets (Frontline)," Written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith; PBS NEWS -

REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

-- "An American Tragedy in Joplin (ABC World News with Diane Sawyer)," Written by Lisa Ferri, Julia Kathan; ABC

-- "Educating Sergeant Pantzke (Frontline)," Written by John Maggio, Martin Smith; PBS NEWS -

ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

-- "Doctor Hot Spot (Frontline)," Written by Thomas Jennings; PBS

RADIO WINNERS DOCUMENTARY

OOD (CNS) - Decorated screenwriter Woody Allen added another prize to his long resume of success tonight, winning best Original Screenplay for his fantasy/drama "Midnight in Paris" at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards.

It was the fifth time the Writers Guild of America has bestowed the honor on Allen, who received his 19th WGA nomination this year. He previously won for "Annie Hall," "Hannah and Her Sisters," "Broadway Danny Rose" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Picking up best Adapted Screenplay was Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for "The Descendants," based on the novel Kaui Hart Hemmings. Payne won a WGA Award in 2000 for "Election."

Winner of the Drama Series category was "Breaking Bad," written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchinson, George Mastras Thomas Schnauz and Moira Walley-Beckett.

The WGA Awards were presented in simultaneous ceremonies at the Hollywood Palladium and in New York. Zooey Deschanel and Joel McHale hosted the Hollywood event.

Here is a complete list of winners:

MOTION PICTURES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

-- "Midnight in Paris," Written by Woody Allen ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

-- "The Descendants," Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

-- "Better This World," Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega

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 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 NEW SERIES

-- "Homeland," Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm; Showtime EPISODIC DRAMA (TIE)

-- "Box Cutter (Breaking Bad)", Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC

-- "The Good Soldier (Homeland)," Written by Henry Bromell; Showtime EPISODIC COMEDY

-- "Caught in the Act (Modern Family)," Written by Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman; ABC 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 ANIMATION

-- "Homer the Father (The Simpsons)," Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox 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 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 DOCUMENTARY - CURRENT EVENTS

-- "Top Secret America (Frontline)," Written by Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser; PBS DOCUMENTARY - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

-- "Wiki Secrets (Frontline)," Written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith; PBS NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

-- "An American Tragedy in Joplin (ABC World News with Diane Sawyer)," Written by Lisa Ferri, Julia Kathan; ABC

-- "Educating Sergeant Pantzke (Frontline)," Written by John Maggio, Martin Smith; PBS NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

-- "Doctor Hot Spot (Frontline)," Written by Thomas Jennings; PBS

RADIO WINNERS DOCUMENTARY

-- "2010 Year in Review," Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING REPORT

-- "Portraits of a Terrorist: Who is Osama Bin Laden?," Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY

-- "Justice in a Time of Terror," Written by Andrew Cohen & Rob Mank; CBS Radio News PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION WINNERS ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

-- "Fairytale (Today Show)," Written by Carol M. Sullivan; NBC News TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION

-- "CBS News Animations (CBS News)," Graphic Animation by David Rosen; CBS News

NEW MEDIA WRITING WINNERS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA

-- "Aim High," Written by Heath Corson & Richie Keen OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA

-- "The Walking Dead," Teleplay by John Esposito, Story by John Esposito and Greg Nicotero

- "Portraits of a Terrorist: Who is Osama Bin Laden?," Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY

-- "Justice in a Time of Terror," Written by Andrew Cohen & Rob Mank; CBS Radio News PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION WINNERS ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

-- "Fairytale (Today Show)," Written by Carol M. Sullivan; NBC News TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION

-- "CBS News Animations (CBS News)," Graphic Animation by David Rosen; CBS News

NEW MEDIA WRITING WINNERS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA

-- "Aim High," Written by Heath Corson & Richie Keen OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA

-- "The Walking Dead," Teleplay by John Esposito, Story by John Esposito and Greg Nicotero

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