Oscar-nominated reel librarians

No winners (yet)

If you know me, you know I love the Oscars. It’s a family tradition, librarian-style. My mom and I used to watch the Oscars together every year — no slackers in this family. We have kept this up, even several time zones apart (even while I lived overseas). And I’m totally down with the tradition of griping about the Oscars… but just like with voting, you gotta participate to be able to complain! You gotta earn it.

Where was I? Oh, yes, waxing rhapsodic about the Oscars. So if you, too, are caught up in Oscar fever, then I’ve compiled a list below of Oscar-nominated reel librarians.

After compiling the list below, I noticed that I included all the films in my “Best Librarian Films by Decade” lists (click here and here).


Sam Jaffe as Doc Erwin Riedenschneider:


Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

The Asphalt Jungle trailer” video uploaded by Mrbrandnewmovies is licensed under a Standard YouTube license

Richard Burton as Alec Leamas:


Nominated for Best Actor in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” video uploaded by MarcelloPoletti is licensed under a Standard YouTube license

Ali MacGraw as Jennifer Cavalleri:


Nominated for Best Actress in Love Story (1970)

Love Story (1/10) Movie CLIP – I Like Your Body (1970) HD” video uploaded by Movieclips is licensed under a Standard YouTube license

Javier Bardem as Reinaldo Arenas:


Nominated for Best Actor in Before Night Falls (2000)

Before Night Falls (2000) Official Trailer – Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp Movie” video uploaded by Movieclips Classic Trailers is licensed under a Standard YouTube license
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Author: Jennifer

Librarian, blogger, movie lover

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