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The 2017 Academy Awards

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Several Oscar aware statuettes lined up

The 89th Academy Awards celebration will be held on Sunday, February 26th. This year, films based on books were included in nearly every award category. In fact, 5 of the 9 films up for Best Picture were adapted from books! Look below for the complete listing of nominated adapted films and check our catalog for available copies of these titles today! 

A collage of various movie posters.

Arrival - Best Picture, Writing- Adapted Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Production Design, Film Editing, Cinematography.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Production Design, Costume Design

Fences - Best Picture, Writing- Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Best Lead Actor (Denzel Washington)

Hidden Figures - Best Picture, Writing- Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer)

The Jungle Book - Visual Effects

Lion - Best Picture, Writing- Adapted Screenplay, Music, Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel)

A Man Called Ove - Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Foreign Language Film.

Moonlight (This movie is based on the unpublished work "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" by Tarell Alvin McCraney) - Best Picture, Writing- Adapted Screenplay, Music, Film Editing, Directing, Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)

Nocturnal Animals - Best Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon)

Silence - Cinematography

Sully - Sound Editing

 

Movies adapted from books are released every month! Check out our Read it First! blog to get the heads-up on new adaptations hitting theatres soon! 

 

 


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