what books-turned-movies might be up for oscars in 2013?

so the 2012 oscars are over, and you’re either

1) self-satisfied in knowing you actually saw all the best picture nominees this year


2) kind of feeling there’s no point in playing catch-up now, and, hey, there’s always next year.

however you stand, whether you’ve seen the films or not, you can decide to read them.

six of the nine best picture nominees were based on books.

the descendants
the help
the invention of hugo cabaret
war horse
extremely loud and incredibly close

other films based on books that got nominated for other oscars? harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2, girl with the dragon tattoo, tinker, tailor, soldier, spy, and my week with marilyn.

this beats last year’s list, when four of the ten best picture nominees were based on books: the social network (the accidental billionaires), true grit, 127 hours (between a rock and a hard place, and winter’s bonehow to train your dragon got a nod for best animated film.

think we might be seeing any of these movies-based-on-books play a role on oscar night, 2013?

the hobbit
the hunger games
dr. suess’ the lorax
life of pi
the great gatsby
the silver linings playbook
the wettest county in the world
abraham lincoln: vampire hunter

personally, i cannot wait for the hobbit. it’s been much, much, too long since the adaptations of lotr hit the big screen. and the hunger games, though i’m worried they’re going to mess up the adaptation (i think the harry potter movies fall far short of the books). what say you? (sorry, had to sneak in an aragon quote, there.)

random: listening to midnight city by m83, reading the art of fielding by chad harbach, watching nhl trade deadline news all day.

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4 thoughts on “what books-turned-movies might be up for oscars in 2013?

  1. Until I read this, I had no idea Life of Pi was being made into a movie! This is two-thirds intriguing, one-third worrisome.

    I’ll definitely be watching Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I’m curious if I’ll feel the same about the film as I did the book, which is to say less entranced by the vampire bits and more by the real history.

    I’ll even more definitely be watching The Hobbit. I only wish I were doing so now!

    • Hi Deborah! I should probably get to reading Life of Pi. And I always get that anticipation/dread feeling when I hear about adaptations. Except when it comes to Peter Jackson 🙂

      You might be interested to know that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is still slated for 2013, if you’re looking forward to Abe Lincoln next year. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. The Hobbit. Oh, hell yeah.

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