At last night's Academy Awards ceremony, book-related movies did not take home much golden hardware despite plenty of nominations. There were, however some highlights to celebrate for film-loving readers, as well as the book trade. Among this year's bookish Oscar winners:
Darkest Hour, based on the book Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink by Anthony McCarten: Best actor (Gary Oldman), makeup & hairstyling
Call Me by Your Name, adapted from André Aciman's novel: adapted screenplay (James Ivory).
Blade Runner 2049, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick: Cinematography (Roger A. Deakins), visual effects
Many book-related movies earned Oscar nominations, but left empty-handed. These included Mudbound, adapted from the novel by Hillary Jordan; All the Money in the World, based on Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson; The Disaster Artist, adapted from the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell; Molly's Game, adapted from the book Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World by Molly Bloom; The Breadwinner, adapted from the children's novel by Deborah Ellis; Ferdinand, based on the children's book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson; and The Boss Baby, based on Marla Frazee's picture book.