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Sixteen of this year's Oscar nominees are movies that began as books.
Molly Driscoll, Monitor contributor
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Kathryn Stockett's blockbuster 2009 novel about Southern matrons and their maids was the basis for the movie of the same name, which received nominations for Best Picture; (Best Actress) Viola Davis; and Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain).
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