The Nominees on the Page

the oscarsTomorrow is Oscar night and so many of this year’s nominees owe their origins to some brilliant novelists. Here’s a look at the novels I’ve reviewed that will be center stage on the red carpet. Each review includes a book club novel-inspired menu, playlist of songs and sometimes my own movie cast.

David Ebershoff’s gorgeous love story, The Danish Girl, is nominated for:danish girl book

actor in a leading role, Eddie Redmayne

best actress in a supporting role, Alicia Vikander

costume design, Paco Delgado

production design, Eve Stewart

Here’s a link to my review: https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/call-me-lili-the-danish-girl-by-david-ebershoff/

the martian book

The Martian, originally self-published by Andy Weir chapter by chapter on his blog, is nominated for:

best picture

actor in a leading role, Matt Damon

production design, Arthur Max

sound editing

sound mixing

visual effects

best adapted screenplay, Drew Goddard

My review: https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/edge-of-the-seat-algebra-in-space-the-martian-by-andy-weir/

A charming little book by Jonas Johansson called The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a 100 year old man bookWindow and Disappeared is a Forrest Gump-like view of the 20th Century. I’d love to see the movie but it hasn’t made it to either Netflix or my city yet. Nominated for:

makeup and hairstyling

My review: https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/age-is-just-a-number-the-100-year-old-man-who-climbed-out-a-window-and-disappeared-by-jonas/

roomRoom by Emma Donoghue is nominated for:

best picture

actress in a leading role, Brie Larson

directing, Lenny Abrahamson

writing, adapted screenplay, Emma Donoghue

My review: https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/room-reality-v-fiction/

I haven’t read Brooklyn by Colm Tobin but I’d love to; the movie was beautiful.

Any predictions for winners? Oscar-statue

 

 

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