The Oscar nominations reaffirmed the power of books, as "The King's Speech" and "True Grit" finished 1-2 in the number of nominations.
The tale of George VI had 12 nominations, including acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, while the cowboy revenge saga had 10, including acting honors for Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld.
"The King's Speech" tie-in book was based partly on the diaries of speech therapist Lionel Logue, and co-authored by his grandson. "True Grit" revives the great Charles Portis novel, which had already been adapted in a movie starring John Wayne.
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