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Monday, February 27, 2012

Book behind the Oscar movie Winners

Encore Books in Yakima, WA has an online Oscar Ballet to vote for the BOOKS that the Oscar nominated movies originated from. I wanted to follow up on the earlier post and supply the winners.  Winners were decided by visitors to the online ballot who voted.

From their site: "Every year the Academy honors the actors and directors and everyone else involved in movie-making, but they almost never recognize the books... and the beloved characters in those books... that make so many of their films possible.

We think its time to correct that oversight, so we've created this ballot. Please help us choose which books and characters are Oscar-worthy. The six categories and nominations below are all taken from this year's Academy Award nominations."

Here are the categories and nominees with the winner noted:
Best Supporting Female Character (Taken from nominations for Best Supporting Actress)  

Nominees are 
-Hubert Page (The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, a short story by George Moore)
-Minny Jackson (The Help, novel by Kathryn Stockett) Winner*

-Celia Foote (The Help, novel by Kathryn Stockett)     

Best Supporting Male Character (Taken from nominations for Best Supporting Actor)   
Nominees are:
-Sir Laurence Olivier (My Week With Marilyn, a memoir by Colin Clark)  
-Peter Brand (Moneyball, non-fiction by Michael Lewis)  
-"The Renter" (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, novel by Jonathan Safran Foer)  Winner*
Best Female Character (Taken from nominations for Best Actress)   
Nominees are: 
-Albert Nobbs (The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, a short story by George Moore)  
-Aibileen Clark (The Help, novel by Kathryn Stockett)  Winner* 
-Lisbeth Salandar (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, novel by Stieg Larsson)  
-Marilyn Monroe (My Week With Marilyn, a memoir by Colin Clark) 

Best Male Character (Taken from nominations for Best Supporting Actor)  
 Nominees are: 
-Matt King (The Descendants, novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings)  Winner*
-George Smiley (Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy, novel by John le CarrĂ©)  
-Billy Beane (Moneyball, non-fiction by Michael Lewis) 

Best Book (Taken from nominations for Best Actor) 
Nominees are: 
-The Descendants, by Kaui Hart Hemmings 
-Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer 
-The Help, by Kathryn Stockett   Winner*
-The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick  
-Moneyball, by Michael Lewis  
-War Horse, by Michael Morpugo

Best adaptation of a book into a movie (Taken from nominations for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay) Nominees are: 
-The Descendants, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
-Hugo, based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.  Winner*
-The Ides of March, based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon.
-Moneyball, based on the non-fiction work by Michael Lewis.
-Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, based on the novel by John le Carré.

So did the ones you voted for win?  None of the ones I voted for won.   :-(

Here is the Oscar winner of the short animation film.  It is a wonderful short little movie.

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