As usual, films based on books, plays or other written sources got a ton of Academy Award© nominations!!
Here's a quick over view of the nominated films and their forms of adaptations! The "adapted" nominations are always my favorites because there's a fleshed out STORY behind the screenplay.
The great folks over at Disney released the following statements about LINCOLN:
Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy -
“We are absolutely thrilled and astonished with the 12 nominations. It is such a tribute to the work of those who joined us in this 12-year journey to bring LINCOLN to the screen. We humbly thank the Academy members who honored so many of us.”Sally Field -“I'm spinning and beyond thrilled on so many levels. To be included in this amazing group of extraordinary craftsman and exquisite talents has been an honor in itself. But now for us all to receive so much recognition from the Academy I'm deeply appreciative and overwhelmed, and basically, I still can't believe I got the role."
Tony Kushner -
“I'm tremendously honored to be a nominee in the company of so many writers and filmmakers whose work I admire. I'm very grateful to Steven and Kathy, to Daniel, Sally, Tommy Lee and the whole cast, to Rick, Joanna, Janusz, Mike and John and everyone who made Lincoln happen. I'm overwhelmed by the Academy's response to the film. I heard that I'd been nominated while waiting to take off on a plane from JFK to LAX. James Gandolfini, who's sitting in front of me, gave me a hug and a kiss, so I'm about as happy as can be. ”
Joanna Johnston -
“I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated, it was an extraordinary experience with a remarkable team who are all part of this recognition. It is my first nomination and I’m so happy to be part of this unique body of talent.”
Please note, the item below was found on SHELF AWARENESS PRO and it was too darn good not to share.
Oscar Nominees: Good Showing for Adaptations
Five of the nine best picture nominations for this year's Academy Awards, which will be presented February 24, are based on books, comprising an impressive reading list in Oscar's major categories:
Lincoln, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin'sTeam of Rivals, was nominated for best picture, best director (Steven Spielberg), best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), best supporting actor (Tommy Lee Jones), best supporting actress (Sally Field), best adapted screenplay (Tony Kushner) and led the field with 12 nominations.
Life of Pi, based on the Yann Martel's novel, was nominated for best picture, best director (Ang Lee), best adapted screenplay (David Magee) and finished a close second with 11 total nominations.
Silver Linings Playbook, based on the novel by Matthew Quick, was nominated for best picture, best director (David O. Russell), best actor (Bradley Cooper), best actress (Jennifer Lawrence), best supporting actor (Robert De Niro), best supporting actress (Jacki Weaver), best adapted screenplay (David O. Russell) and had eight nominations overall.
Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, was nominated for best picture, best actor (Hugh Jackman), best supporting actress (Anne Hathaway) and earned eight nominations.
Argo, based on the book by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio, was nominated for best picture, best supporting actor (Alan Arkin), best adapted screenplay (Chris Terrio) and had seven nominations.
Other multiple-nomination book-to-film adaptations included Anna Karenina in four categories and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in three.