The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be giving out Oscars this Sunday, February 26, 2017, honoring films that were released in 2016. Many of the nominated films were based on books. Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four were based on books:
Adapted from: Ted Chiang’s 1998 short story “The Story of Your Life” from the collection Stories of Your Life and Others.
Adapted from: August Wilson’s 1983 play, Fences.
Adapted from: Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 nonfiction book, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
Adapted from: A Long Way from Home: a Memoir by Saroo Brierley
The following film is nominated for Best Foreign Picture:
A Man Called Ove
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