Behind Many Oscar Nominees, Stands a Book

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, got the most Oscar nominations (13), including one for Best Picture. The Reader and Slumdog Millionaire, both based on books, also were nominated for that category.

The big surprise is that Kate Winslett was nominated for Best Actress for The Reader, not for Revolutionary Road. The latter film picked up nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon), Art Direction and Costume Design.

Dark Knight was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger), Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing, MakeUp, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.

The full list of nominees is available on the Oscars Web site.

Shooting scripts for two of the Best Picture Nominees are available from Newmarket Press.


Slumdog Millionaire: The Shooting Script
Beaufoy, Simon with introduction by Danny Boyle

  • Paperback: $19.95; 160 pages
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press; (December 30, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1557048363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557048363



Milk: The Shooting Script
Black, Dustin Lance, Introduction by the director, Gus Van Sant

  • Paperback: $19.95; 130 pages
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press; (December 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1557048274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557048271

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