With the Grammys wrapping up last night, we may suffer withdrawals from not being able to see famous people walking on carpets. Luckily, the Oscars are coming up later this month, so we won’t have to wait for long. In the meantime, we thought we’d check out a few Oscar nominees that began as books, like Life of Pi. By all reports, Ang Lee’s film is incredible, but we still think you can’t quite beat the book — that heady mix of Yann Martel’s brilliant writing, combined with the best of your imagination, gets the real gold, in our opinion. Still, we’re excited about the movie as well. By land or by sea, or by bookshelf or by silver screen, we just love this exiting, bizarre, tiger-laden story.