Best Picture Oscar Nominees Based on Books

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.



hidden-figuresHidden Figures

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

Adapted from: Fredrik Backman’s novel, A a-man-called-oveMan Called Ove.



-posted by Sonia, Reference Services










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