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January 14, 2012

The Descendants

The Descendants is nominated for Best Picture in this year’s Academy Awards. It has also received Oscar nods for Best Actor, George Clooney; Best Director, Alexander Payne (who also directed Sideways, based on the book by Rex Pickett); and Best Adapated Screenplay, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (who plays the hilarious Dean Pelton on NBC’s Community).

The Descendants  has won the Golden Globes’ top honor, Best Motion Picture – Drama as well as an acting win for George Clooney.

It was also nominated for Best Support Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Watch the trailer and learn more about the movie at the website for The Descendants.

The nominated screenplay was adapted from first novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings. Have you read the book? How does it compare to the award-winning film?

If you’re interested in learning more about Hawaiian history and culture, we also recommend Sarah Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes.

We have Unfamiliar Fishes and The Descendants in stock.

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