The Oscars; Not a Great Year for Books

A large number of this year’s Academy Award nominees were based on books, thirteen in all, but only four went home with statues last night. In fact, the big winner this year was a movie that rejected words, The Artist.

The second biggest winner, in terms of number of Oscars, was Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.

The HelpThe Descendants, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo each won a single Oscar

The film business could use the box office boost that the Awards bring; as CBS Sunday Morning reported, theater attendance in 2011 was the lowest in 15 years.


One Response to “The Oscars; Not a Great Year for Books”

  1. Laura Says:

    I was thrilled to see William Joyce win for his animated short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.