The 2015 Oscar nominations have finally been announced and to the surprise of nobody here at KDL, there are quite a few nominations based on books. In fact, six of the eight best picture nominations are either based on books or are book related:
- Foxcatcher, starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo (nominated for best supporting actor) and Steve Carell (nominated for best actor) is based on the book Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John Du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold by Mark Schultz.
- American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper (nominated for best actor) is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle.
- The Grand Budapest Hotel is inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig.
- The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (nominated for best actor) is based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book that Inspired the Film The Imitation Game by Andrew Hodges.
- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), starring Michael Keaton (nominated for best actor), Edward Norton (nominated for supporting actor), and Emma Stone (nominated for best supporting actress) is based on the writings of Raymond Carver.
- The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne (nominated for best actor) and Felicity Jones (nominated for best supporting actress) is based on Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking.
What did you think of the best picture nominations? Which movies were snubbed?
Click here for a listing of all of the Oscar nominations.
Posted by: Aaron