January 31, 2012

The Oscars’ love affair with adaptations

As with the recent Golden Globes and National Board of Review awards, a casual perusal of the nominees of the 84th Academy Awards will reveal that the a majority of the year’s most highly regarded films were based on novels.

For the purposes of this blog, the Oscar that I am most interested in is the Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – which is awarded each year to the writer of a screenplay that has been adapted from another source.

And the nominees are: The Descendents, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Hollywood's biggest night is scheduled for February 26. What film are you backing for the win?

1 comment:

  1. I've not seen any of these movies for "best adapted screenplay" but I'd love to see The Help do well at the Oscars. Chances are slim but I can hope. =)