10 Books That Are Now Oscar Nominated Movies In 2017

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Whether directly interpreted from or the inspiration for, these are the books that hit it big on the silver screen!

 

A Long Way Home (Inspired the movie Lion)

A long way home, was the inspiration for the movie Lion which earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.

Story of Your Life (Inspired the movie Arrival)

The Film Arrival is based on “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang which earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.

 

Fences

Adapted from August Wilson’s play, the film Fences,earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jasper Ree’s biography inspired the Film that earned a nomination for Best Actress.

 

Tony and Susan (Inspired the movie Nocturnal Animals)

Nocturnal Animals was inspired by the Tony and Susan by Austin Wright, which earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

 

Silence

Silence, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo, earned a nomination for Best Cinematography.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro was inspired by an uncompleted manuscript by James Baldwin and has earned a nomination for Best Documentary Film.

 

Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism (Inspired the movie Life, Animated)

Life, Animated, based on the book by Ron Suskind. It earned a nomination for Best Documentary Film.

Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge (Inspired the movie Hacksaw Ridge)

Hacksaw Ridge was inspired by the story of Private Desmond T. Doss in the author Booton Herndon’s book and earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

Meghan Schalk

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