Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Support Actor (Max von Sydow). The film also stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Thomas Horn as Oskal Schell. (Fun fact: Horn was discovered after appearing on Jeopardy! Kids Week.)
The book, by Jonathan Safran Foer, was published in 2005. The book has returned to the New York Times’ bestseller list after the release of the movie.
The movie wasn’t nominated for any Golden Globe or SAG awards. Are you surprised in its inclusion in the Oscars? If you’ve seen the movie, let us know how it compares to the book!
Another of Foer’s books, Everything is Illuminated, was adapted into a movie starring Elijah Wood.