Oscar Nominations!

With one month to go before the Academy Awards, here’s a recap of the films nominated for best picture, with a special note on the ones based on books!

  • The Artist, written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Okay, this isn’t based on a book, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s rated PG-13 — for a disturbing image and a crude gesture. Well, it is a silent film…
  • Midnight in Paris, written and directed by Woody Allen.
  • The Tree of Life, written and directed by Terrence Malick.

Nine best picture nominations this year, with six of them based on books. Not too shabby!

Of course, there is also considerable disappointment that the last film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, didn’t make the cut. Although 10 films were nominated for best picture last year, a rules change this year required a film to receive a certain number of first place votes in order to be considered for Best Picture. Muggles and their rules…

See you on the red carpet on February 26th!




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