Allen wins Writers Guild of America prize

Woody Allen’s romantic fantasy 'Midnight In Paris' and Alexander Payne’s family drama 'The Descendants' won top screenplay honours from the Writers Guild of America.

Woody Allen’s romantic fantasy 'Midnight In Paris' and Alexander Payne’s family drama 'The Descendants' won top screenplay honours from the Writers Guild of America.

Writer-director Allen earned the guild’s prize for original screenplay for the film – his biggest hit in decades – which stars Owen Wilson as a modern Hollywood writer who gets a chance to hang out with his literary idols in the 1920s Paris of Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

Director Payne shared the adapted screenplay honour with co-writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, 'The Descendants' stars George Clooney as a Hawaiian father struggling to tend to his two daughters after a boating accident puts his wife in a coma.

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