Book Adaptation Wins and Snubs at the Oscars

The Oscars this year was filled with many noteworthy moments from Billy Porter’s glamorous, and androgynous tuxedo dress, to Lady Gaga’s and Rami Malek’s first Oscar wins. Literary lovers, specifically, watch for the screenplay adaptation of their favorite books! Let’s go through the rundown of winners and nominees. The lists below, and information below, were reported by Mixmag.

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

 

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – based on short stories by Joel and Ethan Coen

WINNER BlacKkKlansman – based on the book by Ron Stallworth

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – based on the book by Lee Israel

If Beale Street Could Talk – based on the book by James Baldwin

A Star Is Born – adapted from previous screenplays.

 

Spike Lee was nominated for six awards, and won Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, his ever first Oscar. It’s also important to note that Black Panther was nominated for seven awards and won Best Costume Design Best Original Score and Best Production Design!

 

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Green Book‘s Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor, and the film itself won Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Picture, out of five nominations. Here are the rest of the Best Original Screenplay nominees.

 

Best Original Screenplay

 

The Favourite

First Reformed

Green Book – WINNER

Roma

Vice

 

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Star of Meg Wolitzer adaptation The Wife, Glenn Close now holds the record for most Oscar nominations without a win, after losing out on Best Actress to Olivia Coleman.

 

 

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