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January 24, 2012

Oscar-nominated Books 2012

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.

January 24, 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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.