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Books Into Movies Strong Oscar Contenders

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Oscar Nominees were announced yesterday, Thursday, January 22, 2009 (click Oscar.com for the official list of nominees).

According to an article today in Shelf Awareness, an online publication of the American Booksellers Association, “Adapting novels to film once again proved to be a winning formula for Oscar nominations in major categories…”
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was nominated for best picture, best director (David Fincher), best actor (Brad Pitt), best supporting actress (Taraji P. Henson) and best adapted screenplay. The story was anthologized in Tales of the Jazz Age and can be found in our library in Novels and stories, 1920-1922 Find this book in our catalog.
Slumdog Millionaire, based upon Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A;, was nominated for best picture, best director (Danny Boyle) and best adapted screenplay. Find this book in our catalog.
The Reader, based upon Bernhard Schlink’s novel, was nominated for best picture, best director (Stephen Daldry), best actress (Kate Winslet) and best adapted screenplay. Find this book in our catalog.
Revolutionary Road, based upon the novel by Richard Yates, was nominated for best supporting actor (Michael Shannon), best art direction and best costume design.

The Oscars will be presented Sunday, February 22.