Hooray for Hugo!
Congratulations to the movie, Hugo , for winning five Oscars!
The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, were presented last night during the movie industry’s biggest awards show, also seen by millions of people on TV worldwide.
Hugo tied for the most wins … and it was tied for the most nominations going into the awards, with 11.
Hugo is based on Brian Selznick’s 2007 book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret , which also won numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal as well as being on the New York Times’ bestseller list.
It’s a beautiful adventure story set in France in the 1930’s about a young boy whose father dies and leaves behind a mystery surrounding a robot-like automaton. Clues and discoveries along the way help Hugo learn about the connection between himself, the automaton, a famous filmmaker long forgotten, and his new family.
You can click here to see an NBC Today show interview with the author, Brian Selznick , about the book.
The movie version was directed by famous movie director Martin Scorsese (pronounced: Score-sez-ee). It was the first children’s/family movie he’s ever directed, and his first one in 3-D.
Hugo won in the more technical categories of Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.
Other movies for kids that won last night:
Rango won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
And Bret McKenzie won the Oscar for Best Original Song with “Man or Muppet”, from The Muppet Movie .
Did you see Hugo or read the book? What did you think?