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And the Oscar goes to ...? Books!

No matter which way the awards finally go, several books already are winners. As the Guardian reports, six of the nine nominations for Best Picture are based on books. And another of the top contenders, Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” takes a deep bow toward the literary world of Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein.

Books may be going from paper to digital but they’re also still blossoming on the big screen.

Steven Levingston is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post. He is author of “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris” (Doubleday, 2014) and “The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK” (Washington Post eBook, 2013).

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