Bookish Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are on and there are a host of book inspired films up for awards, particularly the Best Musical or Comedy Category where four of the five nominations are based on books! And, the bookish nominations and the nominations are… (*updated with the winners in bold)

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina, based on the classic novel by Leo Tolstoy

  • Best Original Score

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Argo

Argo inspired by the book Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama
  • Ben Affleck, Best Director
  • Alan Arkin, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Chris Terrio, Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture
  • Alexandre Desplat, Best Original Score  – Motion Picture

 
 

Cloud AtlasCloud Atlas, based on the book by David Mitchell

  • Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Best Original Score – Motion Picture

 
 
 
 
 

 

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games,  the first film in the Hunger Games series based on the bestselling trilogy by Suzanne Collins

  • Best Original Song – “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift

 
 
 
 
 

Les Miserable

Les Miserables, a film adaptation of the award winning musical based on the book by Victor Hugo

  • Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Hugh Jackman, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Anne Hathaway, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Best Original Song – “Suddenly”

 

 

Life of Pi

Life of Pi, based on the multiple award winning book by Yann Martel

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama
  • Ang Lee, Best Director,
  • Mychael Danna, Best Original Score
  • Best Original Score
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, based on the book by Deborah Moggach

  • Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Dame Judi Dench nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

 
 
 
 
 
Rust and BoneRust and Bone – based on the book by Craig Davidson

  • Marion Cotillard, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
  • Best Foreign Language Film

 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmon Fishing in the YemenSalmon Fishing in the Yemen, based on the book written by Paul Torday

  • Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Emily Blunt, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Ewan McGregor, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

 

 

 

The Silver Linings Playbook Silver Linings Playbook, based on the book by Matthew Quick

  • Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Bradley Cooper, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

 
 

And finally, the not based on an actual book, but based on a character created in a book, Skyfall, nominated for Best Original Song – “Skyfall” by Adele.

 

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