Read the Oscar nominees 2017
The Oscars are Sunday night. I follow those quite closely…I’ve been doing an Oscar prediction contest for decades. Last year, we were 90% right, which wasn’t atypical. The deadline for entries is noon Pacific time on Sunday: if you want to play, you still can at
However, not everybody follows the Oscars…or watches the movies, for that matter. 🙂
Great movies are often based on books (or short stories or plays…) and a number of this year’s Oscar nominees have that origin.
In case you want to read any of them:
Arrival (Best Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Production Design)
“The Story of Your Life” short story collected in Stories of Your Life and Others (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)
by Ted Chiang
4.3 out of 5 stars | 577 customer reviews
Elle (Lead Actress)
Oh…by Philippe Djian
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (Costumes, Production Design)
by J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander)
4.4 stars | 628 customer reviews
Fences (Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay)
the play Fences by August Wilson
Hidden Figures (Best Picture, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay)
I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary Feature)
not based on a specific book by author James Baldwin
The Jungle Book (Visual Effects)
by Rudyard Kipling
4.4 stars | 847 reviews
Life, Animated (Documentary Feature)
by Ron Suskind
4.8 stars | 277 reviews
Lion (Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original score)
A Man Called Ove (Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling)
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman (available in Kindle format, but with text-to-speech access blocked, so I’m not linking)
My Life as a Zucchini (Animated Feature)
Autobiographie D’une Courgette
by Gilles Paris
Nocturnal Animals (Supporting Actor)
Silence by Shusaku Endo
Sully (Sound Editing)
by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III
4.6 stars | 271 customer reviews
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