After the big announcement of this year's Academy Award nominations, Broadway.com asked readers which Best Picture contender would make the best Broadway show. The results are in, and period films set in the 1960s and the 1920s were among readers' top choices to grace the Broadway stage. Take a look at the results below!
1. The Help - 45%
The film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s popular novel stars Tony winner Viola Davis as an African-American maid who join forces with a young white author (Emma Stone) to expose injustices during the early 1960s in Mississippi. The Help is the biggest box office hit of the potential Oscar winners, having raked in $170 million in domestic grosses.
2. The Artist - 16%
This French-produced silent film, which is set in 1920s Hollywood, would translate to a unique stage experience—a show in which no one speaks! The movie may not contain dialogue, but it does include a fantastic tap dance number and an irresistible pet dog!
3. Midnight in Paris - 15%
This romantic comedy by Woody Allen (who was recently represented on Broadway with the comedy Relatively Speaking) bounces between the present day and 1920s Paris. Should Midnight take home the top prize, it would mark Allen's first Best Picture win since 1977's Annie Hall. The film also features theater veterans including Alison Pill, Nina Arianda and Corey Stoll.
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