20/02/2012 05:35 GMT | Updated 20/02/2012 07:26 GMT

Writers Guild Awards: 'Midnight In Paris,' 'The Descendants' Scoop Big Prizes

Woody Allen was the toast of the Writers Guild of America awards last night after his film Midnight In Paris landed the Best Original Screenplay prize.

The Annie Hall legend's romantic tale of a writer, played by Owen Wilson, who begins to question love during a trip to France, was given the night's top award by U.S. film and television writers.

George Clooney's acclaimed movie The Descendants also won one of the evening's top prizes - the Best Adapted Screenplay trophy for writers Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

In the TV categories, Homeland was named Best New TV Series, Modern Family claimed the prize for Best TV Comedy Series and Best TV Series went to Breaking Bad.

READ: HuffPost's Homeland review.

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