have a heavy literary bent this year, with a large number of adaptations featured in the key categories. Just consider the two "best picture" categories, which draw from novels and non-fiction books that have topped the best-seller lists -- or, in some cases, were sleepers that will draw many more readers now. (I, for one, can't wait to read more about the historic background behind "Lincoln.") Here's a quick summary of some leading adaptations (and one movie tie-in):
In the "Picture,
" and "Picture, Musical or Comedy" categories:
-- ‘'Lincoln,’’ drawn from "
by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
-- ‘'Life of Pi,’’ the
-- ‘‘Argo,’’ drawn from Joshuah Bearman's article, "Escape from tehran." It also generated a tie-in,
," drawn from
of revolution in Paris.