2013 has been a very literary year for Oscar nominated films. Last week, we told you about books that have inspired Oscar-nominated Actors, and this week we bring you a list of books that have inspired the Oscars’ leading ladies. Enjoy!
Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominee: The Impossible
According to naomi-watts.org, Naomi Watts is a big fan of Charlotte Bronte. She cites Jane Eyre as one of her all-time favorite novels. Watts also reportedly likes “dark” literature, and for those who love gloomy books, Jane Eyre is definitely a must-read. Check out the full list of Naomi Watts’s favorites here.
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Zero Dark Thirty
According to this website, Oscar contender Jessica Chastain once posted on her Facebook page that her favorite novel is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Given Chastain’s controversial role in Zero Dark Thirty, it comes as no surprise that her favorite book has been quite a source of controversy over the years as well.
Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominee: Silver Linings Playbook
Jennifer Lawrence has said that We Need to Talk About Kevin is one of her favorite novels (and one of ours, too!). She has also said that she loves Anna Karenina and Hunter S. Thompson. Check out the full list of Lawrence’s favorites here.
Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominee: Amour
In addition to being an Oscar-nominated Actress and a published poet, Emmanuelle Riva has also published a book of photographs entitled Tu n’as rien vu Ã Hiroshima. While we don’t exactly know what Ms. Riva’s favorite books are, we have heard reports that the actress loves to read and has a rather large personal book collection.
Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominee: Beasts of the Southern Wild
According to a recent article published by the Santa Barbara Independent, the 9 year-old Oscar-nominated actress loves to read. Some of her favorite books include those in the Judy Moody series, as well as some other classic books by Judy Blume and Dr. Seuss. Read the full article about this extraordinary actress here.
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