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Congratulations to all the Oscar winners whose characters were adapted from books. I think they should be required to acknowledge the original author while they're speechifying and holding their statues. (I do like how the movie "Precious" built in the title of the adapted work.) Well, if they won't do it, I'll do it. Among the big winners were:

-- Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart," from the book by Thomas Cobb.

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-- Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side," from the book by Michael Lewis.

-- Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire". (Geoffrey Fletcher also won for best adapted screenplay.)

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