Best Picture Nominees Before They Were Movies

The 84th Academy Awards will air on February 26. Some of the nominees for Best Picture are also much loved books. Not all the movies fall into this category but here are the movies that do. Which picture do you think will win? Which picture is the best book to movie adaptation?

Title: The Descendants 
Author: Kaui Hart Hammings
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: May 15, 2007
ISBN-13: 9781400066339 

Title: Extremely Loud and Incredible Close
Author: Jonathan Safron Foer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: April 4, 2006
ISBN-13: 9780618711659

Title: The Help
Author: Kathryn Stokett
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Publication Date: February 10, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780399155345 

Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: March 1, 2007
ISBN-13: 9780439813785

Title: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company
Publication Date: March 17, 2004

Title: War Horse
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
ISBN-13: 9780439796637


  1. I loved the Hugo Movie and thats the only one I saw out of the nominee's this year.

    1. Julie, that's more than I have. I really want to watch The Help. I've heard great things about that movie.


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