The Writers Guild Award for best original screenplay honored Woody Allen last night for Midnight in Paris, the independent film that captured Owen Wilson's adventures wandering through literary history and Paris in the middle of the night.
Midnight in Paris won one of the night's top honors against the scripts for 50/50, Bridesmaids, Win Win and Young Adult. The other big award for best adapted screenplay was awarded to Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants, starring George Clooney and beating out Brad Pitt's Moneyball, Hugo, The Help and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
"Hi, and welcome to nerd prom," joked Deschanel. "Male writers: You are all hot because of your mind."
"Enough," said McHale to cut her off. "You had them at eye contact."
Are the Writers Guild Awards predictive of which films will take the lead at the Academy Awards on Sunday? Maybe Midnight in Paris will win the Oscar; Woody Allen has been nominated in the best original screenplay category 11 times but hasn't taken home the coveted statue since 1987 for Hannah and Her Sisters.
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