Another year, another Academy Awards. This Sunday, March 4 marks the 90th(!)
Oscars ceremony, sure to have plenty of pomp, pageantry, and now more than ever, politics.
Some will tune in for the
glamour, some for the gossip. Some will throw parties, while others may try to win it all and make a quick buck in an office pool.
Oh yeah, and then there are the
And where do those silver screen stories come from? Mostly from adaptations, which earned nominations in 15 of the 24 award categories, including everything from Best Picture to Makeup and Hair.
Here at the library, we want to put the spotlight on those authors who created these great stories and characters. So without further adieu, check out the following list of this year's nominated films that were adapted from books (and some that are even
sequels to remakes)!
Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role ( Christopher Plummer)
All the Money in the World
Adapted from by Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty John Pearson
Nominated for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Adapted from by Beauty and the Beast Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Nominated for Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Adapted from by Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick, as well as the sequel to 1982's film Blade Runner
Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
Adapted from by The Boss Baby Marla Frazee
Adapted from by The Breadwinner Deborah Ellis
Adapted from by The Story of Ferdinand Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson
Nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Timothée Chalamet), Music (Original Song), Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Call Me By Your Name
Adapted from by Call Me By Your Name André Aciman
Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
The Disaster Artist
Adapted from by The Disaster Artist Greg Sestero, which recounts the making of the cult classic, so-bad-it's-good film and it's driving creative force, Tommy Wisneau. The Room
Adapted from and based on characters created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita, Sr. in Marvel Comics.
Adapted from by Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker Molly Bloom
Nominated for Best Visual Effects
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Adapted from and based on characters created by Stan Lee, Arnold Drake, and Roy Thomas in from Guardians of the Galaxy comics Marvel.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Adapted from and based on characters in by Planet of the Apes Pierre Boulle
Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role ( Mary J. Blige), Cinematography, Music (Original Song), Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Adapted from by Mudbound Hillary Jordan
Nominated for Best Short Film
Adapted from by Revolting Rhymes Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
Nominated for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Victoria & Abdul
Adapted from by Victoria & Abdul Shrabani Basu
Nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Adapted from by Wonder R.J. Palacio
And if you're anything like me, you have a lot of catching up to do with your to-read and to-watch lists, so let us help you—
browse our catalog for Criterion Collection films, Best Picture-winning films from years past, and after this year's Oscars, place holds on all the nominated and award-winning films that you want to watch!