Tomorrow 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:
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, originally self-published by Andy Weir chapter by chapter on his blog, is nominated for:
actor in a leading role, Matt Damon
production design, Arthur Max
best adapted screenplay, Drew Goddard
A charming little book by Jonas Johansson called The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window 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
Room by Emma Donoghue is nominated for:
actress in a leading role, Brie Larson
directing, Lenny Abrahamson
writing, adapted screenplay, Emma Donoghue
I haven’t read Brooklyn by Colm Tobin but I’d love to; the movie was beautiful.
Any predictions for winners?