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Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscar Nominated Book Adaptations

The Oscars were held Sunday night and of course I was one of the many tuned in to see the celebrities in their tuxes and gowns and watch Ellen DeGeneres host (She was hilarious!) Now that I am craving pizza,

and feel sorry (yet again) for Jennifer Lawrence falling down,

here are last night's books whose movie adaptations were nominated!

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter)

A Captain's Duty by Richard Phillips
A Captain's Duty
Captain Phillips

 Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi), Best  Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (Billy Ray)

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
August: Osage County

 Directed by: John Wells

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper

Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep), Best Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

Philomena by Martin Sixsmith

 Directed by: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Judi Dench), Best Musical Score, Best Adapted Screenplay (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief

 Directed by: Brian Percival
Starring: Roger Allam, Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Nico Liersch

Nominated for Best Original Score

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
Lone Survivor

 Directed by: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch

Nominated for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Twelve Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave

Directed by: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Brad Pitt

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design)

How did you think these movies measured up to the books? Have you even read the books? I haven't but I know I want to now!

-Shawnee Smith

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