Archive for January 27, 2009

And the Oscar Goes To … Books

January 27, 2009

oscarI had to chuckle when I heard which movies had been nominated for Academy Awards. You know, they say people aren’t reading books but someone must be because it seems all good movie ideas come from human kind’s best (and my favorite) invention. Here’s an unofficial summary:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on a 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. It led with 13 nominations.

Slumdog Millionaire, based upon Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A, was nominated for best picture, best director (Danny Boyle) and best adapted screenplay. Altogether the film earned 10 nominations.

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.

Revolutionary Road, based upon the novel by Richard Yates, was nominated for best supporting actor (Michael Shannon), best art direction and best costume design.