The Oscars have always loved movies that were taken from the written word. This year is no exception as 15 films that were written works first earned nods from the Academy.
Director Ben Affleck's film about how the CIA smuggled Americans out of Iran in 1979 was based on a 2007 article by Joshuah Bearman in Wired titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans From Tehran." The movie got nods for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score), Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
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