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Oscar Winners Based on Books

The 90 th Academy Awards ceremonies are set for this Sunday, March 4 at 8 pm Eastern time.  Many of the past winners for Best Picture were based on books.  Here are some of them from recent years:

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12 Years a Slave (2013) based on the book of the same title,

Argo (2012) based on the book, The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio J. Mendez with Malcolm McConnell.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) based on the book, Q & A by Vikas Swarup.

No Country for Old Men (2007) based on the book of the same title by Cormac McCarthy.

Million Dollar Baby (2004) based on Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner by F. X. Toole.

How many awards do you think will be given to films based on books this Sunday??

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Best Picture Oscar Nominees Based on Books

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be giving out Oscars this Sunday, February 26, 2017, honoring films that were released in 2016.  Many of the nominated films were based on books.  Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four were based on books:

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Adapted from: Ted Chiang’s 1998 short story “The Story of Your Life” from the collection Stories of Your Life and Others.

 

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Adapted from: August Wilson’s 1983 play, Fences.

 

 

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Adapted from:  Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 nonfiction book, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

 

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Adapted from: A Long Way from Home: a Memoir by Saroo Brierley

 

 

The following film is nominated for Best Foreign Picture:

A Man Called Ove

Adapted from: Fredrik Backman’s novel, A a-man-called-oveMan Called Ove.

 

 

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2016 Oscars’ Books to Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for 2015 today.  Among the eight films nominated for Best Picture are six movies (on the left) that were based on books on the right):

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Brooklyn film brooklyn book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The-Martian film

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revenant film revenant book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The other two films nominated for Best Picture of 2015 are:

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