These last two weeks have been among the most exciting in Hollywood! Yes, the Oscar nominees were announced on January 16th and we are learning about who will (and will not) be presenting and attending. We can’t wait for March 4th to arrive so we can see our favorite actors and actresses totally glammed up and ready to accept their awards.
This year’s crop of nominees were pretty impressive. Not only did they do a far better job than other recent award shows at nominating more work by women and artists of color, but quite a few nominees for major awards were for films that were based on great books.
From moving fictional novels to thoughtful nonfiction accounts, these stories were key inspirations for some of the very best films of the year. Lucky for you, there is still time to see what you have missed before the big night and we can help! Here are the books – and the movies they inspired – that help make up this year’s list of the Oscar’s best:
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Victoria & Abdul
All the Money in the World
The Shape of Water