Posts tagged ‘moneyball’

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.

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January 15, 2012

The Books Behind This Year’s Golden Globe Nominated Films

The Golden Globe awards are tonight. All six of this year’s Golden Globe-nominated Best Dramas are based on books (well, one is a play, but it’s available in print). A couple are based on literary titans that are hard to miss–namely The Help and Hugo, based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Others you might not know they were based on books unless you do a little research. If you liked the movie, you’ll probably like the book–maybe like it more than the film.

Let’s explore this year’s Golden Globe nominated films and the books they are based on. Click a poster to learn more.

...and the rest

January 14, 2012

Moneyball

Moneyball is nominated for a few Academy Awards this year, notably Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt for acting, and Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin.

Moneyball is based on a true story, one written by Michael Lewis (author of The Blind Side) in the book by the same name. Michael Lewis is known for smart, incisive reporting. If you enjoyed Moneyball the movie, get more of the story by reading the book. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Lewis says the movie “took the story of an idea and turned it into the story of a man.”

Moneyball was nominated for Best Picture – Drama at the Golden Globe awards this year, and its star Brad Pitt also earned an acting nomination.

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