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And the Oscar Goes to… Books!

February 4, 2016 by Tagged with:    
Posted in: Good Books

 Click here to visit the official Oscar website.

Ever since the dawn of the silver screen, film and books have been inextricably linked. Early, grainy film adaptations of horror classics like Dracula and Frankenstein, paved the way for blockbuster Hollywood classics also based on novels: The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Mary Poppins, to name a few.

Now, the 2016 Academy Awards are approaching (you can catch them live, Sunday, February 28th, at 7pm) and few things have changed. Five of this year’s eight best picture nominees are based on books! Take a look at this list and  consider reading up if you’ve missed a few of the novels these films were adapted from.

2016 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees

 The MartianIt would be fun to read the novels past nominees and winners were based on, too. I’d love to build that list for you, but I think you’ve got some novels to watch and some films to read– Or maybe the other way around. 😉

Happy 2016 Academy Awards!


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