Oscar Picks: Based on the Book

The Oscars are coming up soon and I can’t wait to see who wins this year. Awards season is my very favorite of all the seasons! Regardless of how the voting goes this time around, I already know the winner this year; its books! Eleven films based on books were nominated for one of the main awards, and two-thirds of the Best Picture nominations this year were based on books. If you’re itching to read the stories behind the movies try check out some of these.

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo- nominated for Best Picture and Cinematography.

Hugo (Based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret) by Brian Selznick- nominated for Best Picture and Cinematography.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer- nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett- nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress and two Best Supporting Actresses.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson- nominated for Best Actress and  Cinematography.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre- nominated for best Actor (Check out the BBC miniseries as well).

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings- nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor.

*Moneyball by Michael Lewis- nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark- nominated Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

*The Iron Lady by John Campbell- nominated for Best Actress.

Albert Nobbs by George Moore- nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

*Did you know that we share materials with libraries all over the Ohio, so if there is an item you are looking for that is not in our system, chance are we can find it for you in our MORE system!

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