7 Books That Inspired Oscar-Nominated Movies


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For book lovers, 2016 happens to be a pretty special year for Oscar nominations. I noticed that more nominations than usual are based on critically-acclaimed books, and there’s still time to get caught up before the awards show on February 28.

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With something for everyone, it’s time to treat yourself, grab one of these books, and see what all the fuss is about! Once you’re done reading, why not watch these Oscar-nominated movies from the comfort of your own couch. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll know why each and every one was nominated for an award!

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    1. Room

    By: Emma Donoghue

    A story of captivity, creativity, isolation, and surviving in the face of adversity, Room is told from the perspective of five-year-old Jack. Only ever having known life in the tiny 11-foot-by-11-foot room in which he and his mother are held captive, his world, though small, is still full of wonder. But for Ma, the room has been her prison for seven years. The bond between Ma and Jack is unbreakable, especially in the face of a life such as theirs.

    Nominations

    • Best Picture
    • Actress in a Leading Role, Brie Larson
    • Directing
    • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    Starring

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

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    2. Brooklyn

    By: Colm Tóibín

    Set in the early 1950s, young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey travels to Brooklyn, falls in love, and makes a life for herself. Things change as news from Ireland holds the potential to change her future.

    Nominations

    • Best Picture
    • Actress in a Leading Role, Saoirse Ronan
    • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    Starring

    Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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    3. The Revenant

    By: Michael Punke

    A captivating story set in the vast western frontier of 1823 and based on the thrilling real-life story of American frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass. This astonishing story of survival after a brutal grizzly bear attack shows just how far the desire for revenge can affect the human will to survive.

    Nominations

    • Best Picture
    • Actor in a Leading Role, Leonardo DiCaprio
    • Cinematography
    • Directing
    • Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Costume Design
    • Sound Editing
    • Film Editing
    • Sound Mixing
    • Production Design
    • Makeup and Hairstyling
    • Visual Effects

    Starring

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter

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    4. The Price of Salt, or Carol

    By: Patricia Highsmith

    Originally published in 1952 as “the novel of a love society forbids” this is the story of Therese, a young sales clerk, and Carol, a housewife going through a bitter divorce. The passionate romance that blossoms between the two women was a remarkable story for the time in which it was written and sheds some light on the perspective of the culture two women in love had to face in the 1950s.

    Nominations

    • Cinematography
    • Actress in a Leading Role, Cate Blanchett
    • Actress in a Supporting Role, Rooney Mara
    • Costume Design
    • Music (Original Score)
    • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    Starring

    Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

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    5. The Martian

    By: Andy Weir

    Mark Watney, an astronaut, is one of the first people ever to walk on Mars. After his crew is nearly killed in a brutal dust storm, they’re forced to evacuate… without Mark. Stranded on Mars and thought to be dead, he’s sure he’ll die. With his own ingenuity and engineering experience, he decides to put his resourcefulness to the test and do all he can to survive.

    Nominations

    • Best Picture
    • Actor in a Leading Role, Matt Damon
    • Visual Effects
    • Sound Editing
    • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    • Sound Mixing
    • Production Design

    Starring

    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

    Official Trailer

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    6. The Big Short

    By: Michael Lewis

    From the author of The Blind Side and Liar’s Poker, this salty and entertaining account of the 2008 stock market crash in the U.S. makes for a great read. Hard to put down, this fascinating account of Wall Street and the action that goes on surrounding what it takes to incite a full-on financial crisis doesn’t disappoint.

    Nominations

    • Best Picture
    • Actor in a Supporting Role, Christian Bale
    • Directing
    • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    • Film Editing

    Starring

    Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

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  • 7. Steve Jobs

    By: Walter Isaacson

    The 656-page biography of one of the most influential and innovative players in modern computer technology and business, Steve Jobs tells the tale of how one man created such a rich legacy of leadership and character.

    Nominations

    • Actor in a Leading Role, Michael Fassbender
    • Actress in a Supporting Role, Kate Winslet

    Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen

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