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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 14, 2012

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Hugo is nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Martin Scorsese, and Best Adapted Screenplay, John Logan.

Martin Scorsese won a Golden Globe for Best Director for Hugo, his adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a publishing phenomenon. The book looks intimidating, but its 533 pages are mostly beautiful black & white illustrations. The book evokes the feeling of a silent film, but in book form.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is also available in audio book. To make up for the lack of illustrations, the audio book tells the wordless parts of the story through orchestrated music and sound.

Selznick’s follow-up book, Wonderstuck, is similar in style, challenging young readers to perceive stories in different ways.

At this time, the Book Cellar has Wonderstruck and the audio book of Hugo, but we are out of stock of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Check out our other blog posts to learn more about The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, The Ides of March, Moneyball, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, and the rest!