I'm so happy that "Perks of Being a Wallflower," an overlooked gem this awards season, received a nomination for the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter awards which recognize both the screenwriters and the authors of a film. In the case of "Perks," Stephen Chbosky is being honored for writing the book and adapting his novel. He also directed but too bad he did not get a nod from the Directors Guild of America. Oh well. We'll find out the winner on February 9.
Here are the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
"Argo": Screenwriter Chris Terrio, Joshuah Bearman, author of the article "The Great Escape," and Antonio J. Mendez, author of "The Master of Disguise."
"Beasts of the Southern Wild": Screenwriters Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, based on Alibar's play "Juicy and Delicious."
"Life of Pi": Screenwriter David Magee and novelist Yann Martel.
"Lincoln": Screenwriter Tony Kushner and Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln."
"Perks of Being a Wallflower": Stephen Chbosky, who wrote both the novel and the screen adaptation.
"Silver Linings Playbook": Screenwriter David O. Russell and author Matthew Quick.
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