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The Books of Oscars 2018

Roll out the red carpet, put on your best outfit and pop the champagne because it’s Oscars Weekend!

I’m pretty excited about this year’s nominees because of the diverse film genres and titles that you wouldn’t normally see making it to such ceremonies. Of course, my focus is always on book-to-film adaptations and I’m not disappointed at the ones that became blockbuster hits, and have been in the spotlight at film festivals and award shows this year.

Here Are the Nominees for Best Picture

You know what they say: never judge a book by its movie. However this year, we may see quite a few exceptions as 7 of the 8 nominated movies for Best Picture at the Oscars are based on novels and publications. Whether it’s due to the performance by the cast or adaptation into screenplay, these films should satisfy readers and book-to-movie critics.

Here are the nominees:

Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church  The Big Short by Michael Lewis  Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín  The Martian by Andy Weir  The Revenant by Michael Punke  Room by Emma Donoghue  Strangers on a Bridge by James B. Donovan

Other books that were adapted into movies and nominated in other categories are also worth mentioning during this awards season. They are:

Have you read any of these books? and/or seen the movies?

Watch The Oscars live on ABC on February 28 at 7:00AM Eastern Time (4:00PM Pacific Time) to see the winners. Perhaps it will inspire you to read the novels.

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