The annual ceremony, which took place on Sunday evening at the Free Word Centre in London, celebrates the best scripts of the year across all platforms, including TV, film, theatre, radio and video games.
This year, the 'Best Continuing TV Drama' trophy was handed to the Coronation Street team, whose writers include Simon Crowther (husband to producer Kim), Jonathan Harvey, Debbie Oates, Chris Fewtrell and Peter Whalley.
Speaking about their success, Harvey told DS: "The Coronation Street writing team are thrilled to accept this award and it's doubly thrilling as it's voted for by our peers. We'd like to thank our producer Kim Crowther, the series editor Louise Sutton and all our fantastic script editors and storyliners for giving us the support to allow us to tell the stories we want to tell five times a week, 52 weeks a year... and counting!"
Andrew Davies, who penned BBC adaptations Sense and Sensibility and Little Dorrit, was awarded the 'Lifetime Achievement' prize. Discworld creator Sir Terry Pratchett was honoured for his 'Outstanding Contribution To Children's Writing'.
(L-R: Chris Fewtrell, Simon Crowther, Mark Wadlow, Joe Turner, Jan McVerry and Jonathan Harvey.)