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We love movies and we love books, so nothing’s better than when a book-turned-movie gets nominated for some of the most prestigious awards. Here are seven of our favorite reads that eventually hit the big screen and got the recognition they deserve.
Book: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
Nominated for: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), 2014
movie hit big in the box office and we fell in love instantly. From hilarious
snowmen to a wonderful story about sisterhood, this flick has it all. We’re
sure that Frozen will come out on top
Movie: Great Gatsby
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nominated for: Best Achievement in Costume Design
and Best Achievement in Production Design, 2014
DiCaprio took on the role of Jay Gatsby and there was no turning back. This
movie stayed true to the outstanding novel and made the scenes come to life
with amazing costumes, set design and special effects.
Movie: The Book Thief
Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Nominated for: Best Original Score, 2014
The Book Thief ‘s music is one to beat this awards
season! The movie shows the life a young girl during the Nazi times in Germany
and how she helps save a life. Full of historical truths, it’s a must-see.
Movie: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Book: Extremely Loud and Incredibly
Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Nominated for: Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, 2012
it didn’t win at the Oscars, Extremely
Loud and Incredibly Close is still amazing. Audiences follow along the
confusing and difficult life of a 9-year-old boy. With heartwarming moments and
a shocking twist, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser.
Movie: War Horse
Book: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Nominated for: Best Motion Picture, 2012
War Horse follows the life of a teenage boy
and his beloved horse. The unlikely pair knows no bounds and they stick
together—even through war. Not only was this a book and then movie, but it’s
also now an acclaimed stage play.
Movie: Lord of the Rings
Book: Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Nominated for: Best Motion Picture, 2002
Lord of the Rings is a phenomenon that will live on
forever. The trilogy as a whole gained an astounding 30 Oscar nominations over
the years, and it was all well deserved. The movies brought a whole new world
to life and left audiences everywhere rooting for Frodo and his quest.
Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Nominated for: Best Achievement in Makeup and Best Achievement in Visual Effects, 2012
Much like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter is one of the most
successful franchises to ever surface. From amusement parks to restaurants, the
memorabilia can be seen on almost anything. The movies represented the books
extremely well and made us all wish Hogwarts was actually a real please.
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Which Oscar-nominated book-turned-movie do you love? Share
in the comments below.
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BY CAITLIN MOYNIHAN ON 2/27/2014 3:00:00 PM
POSTED IN entertainment, movies, Harry Potter, movies we love, awards, Oscars, Book Club, books we love, J.K. Rowling