Books Dominate Oscars

As many of you know there were several big winning movies based on books among last night’s winners at the Academy Award presentations.

Argo won for best picture last night, continuing an extraordinary prize-winning streak this winter for director Ben Affleck, who was snubbed in Oscar’s best director category. The movie was based in part on The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio Mendez and events chronicled in Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio, won Oscars for best picture, editing and adapted screenplay (Chris Terrio).
Life of Pi, adapted from Yann Martel’s novel, won for director (Ang Lee), cinematography, visual effects and original score.
Lincoln, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, earned awards for best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and production design.
Other winners included Silver Linings Playbook, based on the novel by Matthew Quick, for best actress (Jennifer Lawrence); Les Misérables for supporting actress (Anne Hathaway), sound mixing and makeup & hairstyling; and Anna Karenina for costume design.

Courtesy of Shelf Awareness


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