Book Adaptations Clean Up at Golden Globes

It was a great year for book adaptations, and last night’s Golden Globe Awards solidified that. The Golden Globes separates its top awards, Best Picture and Actress/Actor, into two categories: Drama, and Comedy or Musical. However, that didn’t stop both Best Picture spots from being swept by book adaptations. The Revenant, based on the novel by Michael Punke, won Best Picture, Drama; and, The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, won Best Picture, Comedy or Musical.

Actors and Actresses in book adaptations also prevailed. Brie Larson won Best Actress, Drama, for Room (based on the novel by Emma Donoghue); Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor, Drama, for The Revenant; and, Matt Damon won Best Actor, Musical or Comedy, for The Martian.

Below is a list of all the book adaptations that took home awards. Which one is your favorite?


The Revenant (based on the book by Michael Punke) 

Best picture, drama

Actor, drama: Leonardo DiCaprio

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu


The Martian (based on the book by Andy Weir)

Best picture, comedy or musical

Actor, musical or comedy: Matt Damon


Room (based on the book by Emma Donoghue) 

Actress, drama: Brie Larson


Steve Jobs (based on the book by Walter Isaacson)

Supporting actress: Kate Winslet

Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin


Spectre (based on the book by Ian Fleming)

Original song: “Writing’s on the Wall”


Wolf Hall (based on the book by Hilary Mantel)

Best television movie or mini-series


Mozart in the Jungle (based on Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music by Blair Tindall)

Actor, comedy or musical: Gael García Bernal


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