LT’s Second Annual Literary Oscars List

February 27, 2011 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Last year, we made up a list of all the Academy Award nominees with a basis in literature (any remote basis, really). I had fun putting the post together and was surprised (although I’m not sure if pleasantly or not) at how many nominees had their roots in books.

This year, we don’t seem to have as literary a group, but still, enjoy the show tonight; it has to be the closest Shakespeare’s wife will ever come to an Academy Awards ceremony!

“127 Hours” – Based on Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Aron Ralston’s autobiography
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – James Franco
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (duh)
Best Achievement in Editing
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

“Alice in Wonderland” – Lewis Carroll!
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Best Achievement in Visual Effects

“Barney’s Version” – Based on Mordecai Richler’s novel of the same name
Best Achievement in Makeup

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” – I most sincerely hope I don’t have to spell this one out.
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Best Achievement in Visual Effects

“How to Train Your Dragon” – Based on a series of books with the same name by Cressida Cowell
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

“Iron Man 2” – Are we counting comic books?
Best Achievement in Visual Effects

“Tangled” – Based on Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm (although Disneytized for your convenience)
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

“The Tempest” – The gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play
Best Achievement in Art Direction

“The Social Network” – Loosely based on Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires with anything Aaron Sorkin felt like adding or subtracting.
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Jesse Eisenberg
Best Achievement in Directing – David Fincher
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Editing
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

“True Grit” – Based on Charles Portis’ novel of the same name
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Jeff Bridges
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Hailee Steinfeld
Best Achievement in Directing – The Coen Bros
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Best Achievement in Sound Editing

“Winter’s Bone” – Based on Daniel Woodrell’s novel of the same name
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – John Hawkes
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

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