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2017 Bookish Oscar Nominees

The Oscar nominees are in! Premiering on February 26th, we will find out which films from the past year will take home one of the biggest awards in the movie biz. We don’t always love when our favorite books get turned into movies, but we do love when they’re nominated for awards. Here are the films adapted from books that are nominated for a 2017 Oscar!

Hidden Figures – based on the book, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 

Nominations:

Best Picture

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Actress in a Supporting Role (Octavia Spencer) 

 

Fences – adapted from the play, Fences by August Wilson 

Nominations:

Best Picture

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Actor in a Leading Role (Denzel Washington)

Actress in a Supporting Role (Viola Davis)

  

Lion – based on the book, A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley 

Nominations:

Best Pictures

Cinematography

Music (Original Score)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Actor in a Supporting Role (Dev Patel)

Actress in a Supporting Role (Nicole Kidman) 

  

Arrival – based on the book, Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang  

Nominations:

Best Picture

Cinematography

Directing

Film Editing

Production Design

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – based on the book by J.K. Rowling

Nominations:

Costume Design

Production Design

  

A Man Called Ove – based on the book, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

Nominations:

Foreign Language Film

Makeup and Hairstyling

  

I Am Not Your Negro – based on the life of James Baldwin

Nominations:

Documentary (Feature)

 

Nocturnal Animals – based on the book, Tony & Susan by Austin Wright  

Nominations:

Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Shannon)

 

The Jungle Book – based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling 

Nominations:

Visual Effects

 

Silence – based on the book, Silence by Shusaku Endo

Nominations:

Best Cinematography 

 

BONUS

Moonlight – Adapted from the play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Nominations:

Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali)
Actress in a Supporting Role (Naomie Harris)
Cinematography
Directing
Film Editing
Music (Original Score)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

 

 

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