Oscar Noms Nod; Book to Film Adaptations

The Academy Awards will be presented March 2, 2014 and four of the nine best picture nominations this year are based on books, resulting in an impressive reading list among Oscar's major categories:

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12 Years a Slave, based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup: best picture, director (Steve McQueen), actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), supporting actor (Michael Fassbender), supporting actress (Lupita Nyong'o), adapted screenplay (John Ridley) and three more nominations.

Captain Phillips, based on A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips & Stephan Talty: best picture, supporting actor (Barkhad Abdi), adapted screenplay (John Ridley) and three more.

The Wolf of Wall Street, based on Jordan Belfort's memoir: best picture, director (Martin Scorsese), actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), supporting actor (Jonah Hill) and adapted screenplay (Terence Winter).

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Philomena, based on Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search (originally published under the title The Lost Child of Philomena Lee) by Martin Sixsmith: best picture, actress (Judi Dench), adapted screenplay (Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope) and one more.

August: Osage County, based on the play by Tracy Letts: actress (Meryl Streep) and supporting actress (Julia Roberts).

Dirty Wars, based on the book by Jeremy Scahill: best documentary feature.

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