The 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning. As far as movies based on books go, the Best Picture race looks a lot like that of this year’s Golden Globes. Just replace Ides of March with Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. (There are also three movies not based on books, but who cares about those?)
Click a poster below to learn about the book your favorite film in this year’s Oscar race is based on.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Golden Globe best picture nominee The Ides of March is nominated for a best adapted screenplay Academy Award. Alongside it are best picture nominees The Descendants, Hugo, and Moneyball, as well as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
And the rest…
Rooney Mara received a Best Actress nomination for playing Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Glenn Close also received a Best Actress nom for her role as a woman pretending to be a man in Albert Nobbs.
Michelle Williams and Kenneth Brannagh were both nominated for their roles in My Week with Marilyn.
Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, based on the comics by Herge, was not nominated for Best Animated Feature!
Learn about these books (and a couple more you might enjoy) on our previous post on this year’s Golden Globe awards.