Book adaptations rule Academy Awards nominations

Now let's take a closer look at the nine overall nominations that came from books, novellas and plays... pretty much any form of literature.

We have(in alpha order):

Albert Nobbs, based on the novella by George Moore, got 2 nominations, one for best actress and the other for best supporting actress. 

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, adapted from the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, it also got 2 nominations for best picture and best supporting actor.

Hugo, adapted from Brian Selznick's excellent childrens' book, it's pretty much a graphic novel of grand scale.  It got 11 nominations including best film, best adapted screenplay and best director.

Moneyball, based on the book by Michael Lewis,  raked in six nominations including best picture, best actor, best supporting actor, best adapted screenplay, film editing and sound mixing.

My Week with Marilyn, based on the book by Colin Clark, was nominated  twice, for best supporting actor and best actress.

The Descendants, based on the book by Kaui Hart Hemmings, was nominated for best picture, best director, best actor,  and best adapted screenplay.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the novel by Stieg Larsson received one best actress nomination..

The Help, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett, was nominated for best picture, best actress, and two nominations for best supporting actress nominations.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, based on John Le Carré's novel, got two nominations for best actor and best adapted screenplay.

War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, was nominated for best picture, art direction, cinematography,   original music, sound editing,  and sound mixing,


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