I love watching the Oscars. I enjoy the pre-show glitz of the red carpet and listening to the opening monologue of the host - not to mention the excitement of who will win!
This year there are 10 films nominated for Best Picture. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see them all, but I decided to see what I could dig up in our catalog associated with these films.
All links below will take you to items in our catalog which you can borrow or place a hold. You are allowed to borrow 5 DVD/Videocassettes at a time (for more information view Borrowing Limits & Loan Periods).
Avatar - James Cameron and Jon Landau
Director James Cameron already has 3 Oscars under his belt for his 1997 film Titanic.
The Blind Side - Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove, and Broderick Johnson
This film is based off the 2007 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.
District 9 - Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham
Director Peter Jackson won 3 Oscars for his 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, not to mention the other two films in the popular movie trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). Mr. Jackson receieved his first Oscar nomination for Best Writing in 1995 for Heavenly Creatures.
An Education - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
This film is based on the autobiography, An Education (a memoir) by Lynn Barber. The screenplay was written by novelist Nick Hornby. Mr. Hornby has had several of his books turned into films, such as Fever Pitch, High Fidelity, About a Boy and the films rights to his 2005 novel A Long Way Down were recently purchased.
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro
This film was written by journalist Mark Boal, who also wrote the Playboy article which the 2008 film In the Valley of Elah was based.
Inglourious Basterds - Lawrence Bender
This film was written and directed by Quentin Tarantnio who previously won an Oscar the Best Screenplay for Pulp Fiction.
Precious - Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, and Gary Magness
Percious was based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Sapphire will be at the Free Library Festival April 18th!
A Serious Man - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
This film was written, produced and directed by the Coen Brothers, who have been nominated for 10 Oscars. You can find some of their films in our catalog, such as: A Serious Man, Barton Fink, Fargo, and No Country for Old Men.
Up - Jonas Rivera
This film was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, which has earned 22 Oscars for various films. You can find some of their films in our catalog such as: WALL-E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc.
Up in the Air - Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, and Jason Reitman
The film was adapted from the novel Up in the Air by Walter Kirn.
So who do you think will win the Oscar for Best Picture this year?