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Is it any coincidence that the majority of this year's Oscar-nominated films are adaptations from books? Well, yes and no. Ever since the invention of film, books and previously written stories have been the inspiration and basis for many, many movies. This year's book-adaptation-to-Oscar-nomination tally amounts to 7 films with 37 nominations in 16 categories!
Here at the library, we of course always like to put the spotlight on those authors who created these influential stories and characters. So without further adieu, check out the following list of this year's nominated films that were adapted from books (including two that have now been adapted and remade for the silver screen 8 (Little Women) and 50 (Les Misérables) times, respectively...
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects, and Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Saoirse Ronan), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Florence Pugh), Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Joaquin Phoenix), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director (Todd Phillips), Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Music Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Adapted Screenplay