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Movie Tie-Ins: Books Win Big at the Oscars!?

By Kristin Masters. Feb 27, 2012. 5:02 AM.

Topics: Caldecott Medal, Movie Tie-Ins

Last night America reveled in an evening of glamour and excitement. The annual Academy Awards ceremony honored the best cinematic achievements of the year. Book-to-movie adaptations featured prominently this year, and a few really won big.

One favorite: Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” was nominated for eleven Oscars and won five, mostly in technical categories like technical design and cinematography. The film tied “The Artist” for most wins last night.

“Hugo” is an elaborate 3D fantasy film based on Brian Selznick’s award-winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The book earned the Caldecott Award in 2008 for Selznick’s innovative blend of elements of picture books and graphic novels.

Another literary darling of the Academy Awards was “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” a truly charming animated short film that uses multiple animation techniques. Watch the entire movie below.

What were your predictions for the Oscars?


Kristin Masters
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