Books at the Oscars

Are you planning to watch the upcoming Academy Awards in a few weeks? Did you know that many of the nominees this year were adapted from books? 


 

The King's SpeechThe King’s Speech

Although not technically based on a book, the movie draws on the same historical material as the tie-in The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarcy by Mark Logue, the grandson of the speech therapist who treated the king.

•  Best Picture
•  Best Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth)
•  Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Geoffrey Rush)
•  Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Helena Bonham Carter)
•  Best Director (Tom Hooper)
•  Best Art Direction
•  Best Cinematography
•  Best Costume Design
•  Best Film Editing
•  Best Original Score
•  Best Original Screenplay
•  Best Sound Mixing

 


 

True GritTrue Grit

Based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis

•  Best Picture
•  Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jeff Bridges)
•  Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hailee Steinfeld)
•  Best Director (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
•  Best Adapted Screenplay
•  Best Art Direction
•  Best Cinematography
•  Best Costume Design
•  Best Sound Editing
•  Best Sound Mixing 

 


 

The Accidental BillionairesThe Social Network  

Based on The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich

•  Best Picture
•  Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jesse Eisenberg)
•  Best Director (David Fincher)
•  Best Adapted Screenplay
•  Best Cinematography
•  Best Film Editing
•  Best Original Score
•  Best Sound Editing  

 


 

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place127 Hours  

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

•  Best Picture
•  Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Franco)
•  Best Adapted Screenplay
•  Best Film Editing
•  Best Original Score
•  Best Original Song (“If I Rise”)

 

 


 

Winter's BoneWinter’s Bone

Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell

•  Best Picture
•  Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jennifer Lawrence)
•  Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Hawkes)
•  Best Adapted Screenplay

 

 

 


 

Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland  

Loosely based on both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll  

•  Best Art Direction
•  Best Costume Design
•  Best Visual Effects

 

 

 


 

How to Train Your DragonHow to Train Your Dragon  

Based on the children’s book by Cressida Cowell  

•  Best Animated Feature Film
•  Best Original Score

 

 

 

 

 


 

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1  

Based on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling  

•  Best Visual Effects

 

 

 

 

 


 

Barney's VersionBarney’s Version  

Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler  

•  Best Makeup  

 

 

 

 

 


 

We’ll leave it up to you to decide which one is better — the book or the movie. Let us know what you think!

 

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Sheri

Sheri is the Kent District Library Webmaster. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.


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