I’d Like To Thank The Academy…

24 Feb

…for supporting books and reading! 

As you probably know, the 2011 Academy Awards take place this Sunday night. It’s worth mentioning that many of the movies nominated this year were adaptations from books.  I think these authors should be first on the list to get thanked, don’t you think?  Honestly, I’ve never paid much attention before, and I am definitely curious to see if they are!

Here’s a rundown –

 Winter’s Bone

Based on a novel with the same name by Daniel Woodrell

  • Best Picture nominee
  • John Hawkes – Best Supporting Actor nominee
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Best Leading Actress nominee


True Grit

Based on a novel with the same name by Charles Portis

  • Best Picture nominee
  • Jeff Bridges – Best Leading Actor nominee
  • Hailee Steinfeld – Best Supporting Actress nominee
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee

The Social Network

Based on The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Bezrich

  •  Best Picture nominee
  • Jesse Eisenberg – Best Leading Actor nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee

The Town

Based on Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan

  • Jeremy Renner – Best Supporting Actor nominee

127 Hours

Based on Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

  • James Frano- Best Leading Actor nominee

How To Train Your Dragon

Based on a book with the same name by Cressida Cowell

  • Best Animated Feature film nominee

Alice In Wonderland

Based on Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

  • Best Art Direction nominee

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part I

Based on the book with the same name by J.K. Rowlings

  • Best Art Direction nominee

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