Once again, the Oscars have come and gone. The winners have been announced, and the After-Parties are probably in full swing by now.
Ellen DeGeneres hosted, and knocked it out of the park. Performances for Best Songs were amazing as always, performers to grace the stage included: Pharrell Williams performing ‘Happy’ from Dispicable me 2, Pink performing ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ to honour The Wizard of Oz, Bette Midler who performed ‘Wind beneath my wings’, and Idina Mendzel who performed ‘Let it go’ from Frozen who won the Oscar for Best Song.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting for Dallas Buyers Club, Cate Blanchett won for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Blue Jasmine, and Lupita Nyong’o won for Best Actress in a Supporting Roll for 12 years a Slave.
This little Bookworm is going to take a look at the Best Adapted Screenplays, which are the ones I like to look at for one main reason: some of them were based on books.
The winner was 12 Years a Slave, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture, was based on the book by the same title by Solomon Northup is the memoir of Northup who was born free and was kidnapped and sold into slavery and was kept that way for 12 years.
Other nominated movies for Best Adapted Screenplay were: Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Philomena, and The Wolf of Wallstreet.
The stories these movies (originally books) explored were as diverse as they seem, ranging from the experience of a Captain taken captive by Pirates to the illegal on goings of a former stockbroker who got his millions by illegal means. They, along with the original screen plays, allowed viewers a glimpse into the minds of the writers and the characters life’s that we cannot forget.
I concentrate on these movies the most, because I know that somewhere there are fans of these movies that have been with them since before they got the interest to be turned into a movie. Even though I hadn’t heard of most of them before they were nominated: I know that there are true fans out there who were excited to hear that these books were being turned into movies and eagerly awaited to see who would be playing their favourite character.