Stephen Chbosky's script for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" has earned a best adapted screenplay nomination from The Writers Guild of America, West and East. The WGA announced its motion picture nominees Friday; winners will be honored at awards ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 17.
Mr. Chbosky, an Upper St. Clair native, wrote the book of the same name and directed the movie, which was set and filmed in Pittsburgh. He also was nominated in the best first feature category by the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
"Perks" has tough competition in the WGA adapted-screenplay category: "Argo" (adapted by Chris Terrio); "Life of Pi" (David Magee); "Lincoln" (Tony Kushner); and "Silver Linings Playbook" by David O. Russell.
Other WGA nominees:
Original screenplay -- "Flight" (John Gatins); "Looper" (Rian Johnson); "The Master" (Paul Thomas Anderson); "Moonrise Kingdom" (Wes Anderson); and "Zero Dark Thirty" (Mark Boal).
Documentary screenplay -- "The Central Park Five" (Sarah Burns, David McMahon and Ken Burns); "The Invisible War" (Kirby Dick); "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" (Alex Gibney); "Searching for Sugar Man" (Malik Bendejelloul); "We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists" (Brian Knappenberger); "West of Memphis" (Amy Berg and Billy McMillin).
More at www.wga.org.