eSpotlight - Preparing for the Oscars

Oscar Statuette

Source: Martin Vorel

Ready for the Oscars?

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4. Are you ready for the show? We've got plenty of eBooks, eMedia, and eResources to help you prepare, all available for free with a library card.

History of the Academy Awards

Interested in learning about the history of the Academy Awards? You can read an article on EBSCO or U.S. History in Context. Additionally, we have eBooks available to read online, as well as eMusic from Hoopla, featuring past winners for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

The OscarsBringing Up OscarAcademy Awards Winners: Best Original SongThe Academy Award WinnersAcademy Award Winning Songs

Who are the nominees?

If you're looking to learn more about some of the nominees, Biography in Context is a great place to start. Here are a just a few of the various nominees featured on this excellent database:

Score and Original Song

Hoopla has soundtracks available for some of the Best Original Score and Best Original Song nominees. Take a listen to some of these great soundtracks:

DunkirkPhantom ThreadThe Shape of WaterStar Wars: The Last JediThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriCocoThe Greatest ShowmanMudbound

Adapted Screenplay

Want to read the literary inspiration for some of this year's nominees? We've got the source material for some of the Adapted Screenplay nominees available at our various eBook providers:

Call Me By Your Name by André AcimanThe Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero & Tom BissellMolly's Game by Molly BloomMudbound by Hillary Jordan

Planning Your Party

Now that you've learned about the nominees and the history of the awards, it's almost time for the big show. Are you hosting an Academy Awards viewing party? We've got plenty of cookbooks and party planning eBooks to help you out. Whatever you do for the evening, have fun!

The Party Food BibleThe World's Best DrinksParty VeganCelebrateSeriously Simple Parties

You can find these eResources and more on our eBooks & eMedia page and our eLearning page.

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