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Academy Award Nominees: 11 Oscar Book Adaptations

  First Posted: 01/24/2012 5:05 pm   Updated: 01/24/2012 5:05 pm

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish

The 2012 Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, and the winners are: books! Eleven literary adaptations got the nod in the major categories, including two-thirds of the Best Picture nominees. You’ve got less than five weeks to read all of the books before seeing the movies, but trust us, in the case of this year's amazing line-up, it's definitely worth it.

"Hugo" -- "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick
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Who knew Scorcese has such a sweet spot for kiddie lit? The director of "Hugo" thanked author Brian Selznick--the man behind the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book that inspired the film--in his Golden Globe acceptance speech. Selznick's source material is the stuff of magic, incorporating illustrations to help tell the tale of an orphan boy on the adventure of a lifetime.
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