The 2013 Oscar nominations are here. Although the number of films based on books is lower than it has been in years past, several adaptations did make the cut. Per the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Best (Book-Based) Picture nominees are:
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field
Best Director: Steven Spielberg
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner
Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Best Costume Design: Joanna Johnston
Film Editing: Michael Kahn
Best Original Score: John Williams
Best Production Design: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson
Best Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Based in part on historian Doris Kearns Goodwin'sTeam of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, this star-studded drama about the final months of the 16th American president's life leads the race with 12 impressive nominations.
Life of Pi
Best Original Song: "Pi’s Lullaby"
Best Director: Ang Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay: David Magee
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda
Film Editing:Tim Squyres
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna
Best Production Design: David Gropman and Anna Pinnock
Best Sound Editing: Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Best Sound Mixing: Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Best Visual Effects: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Competing with Lincoln for Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 2013 Golden Globes as well, this spectacularly visual adaptation is the Academy's second most nominated film this year, earning 11 nods-- none in acting categories.
Best Actor: Hugh Jackman
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
Best Original Song: "Suddenly"
Best Costume Design: Paco Delgado
Makeup and Hairstyling: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Best Production Design: Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson
Best Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
This filmic adaptation of the Broadway adaptation ties Silver Linings Playbook for third with eight nominations, including an original song sung by Hugh Jackman that was new even to fans of previous soundtracks.
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver
Best Director: David O. Russell
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell
Film Editing: Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
This rom-com-drama is noteworthy at the very least for its pre-show sweep of the acting categories -- the first time one film has had nominations in all four since Warren Beatty, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton vied on behalf of Reds in 1982. (Only Stapleton won.)
Beyond the top categories, Tolstoy's epic Victorian masterpiece Anna Karenina received four nominations (Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design), while Peter Jackson's take on Tolkien's The Hobbit was acknowledged in only three categories (Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects).
Bonus Fun fact: All of the Best Production Design nominees were from movies based on books.