With everyone talking about the Oscars and Leonardo DiCaprio finally getting his well deserved Oscar, we like to share that most Oscar winning or nominated movies were once books! That’s really the dream and jackpot for authors, huh?
Anyway, here are some of the 2016 Oscar winning books:
Room by Emma Donoghue. The movie starred Brie Larson; won an Oscar for actress in leading role, Jacob Tremblay, and Sean Bridges. About the escape of mother and her son that have been trapped in a room for years.
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke. The movie shortened the name to just The Revenant and featured Leonardo DiCaprio; who won an Oscar for actor in leading role, Tom Hardy, and Will Poulter. This story is inspired by true events is about a frontiersman in the 1820’s whose experience on a fur trading expedition gets interrupted by an encounter with a bear.
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff. The movie featured Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander; won Oscar for actress in a supporting role, and Amber Heard. Inspired by the Danish artists Lili Ebe and Gerda Wegener and a marriage that pioneered transgender history.
The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir. Huge box office hit, The Martian starred Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, and Kristen Wiig. On a mission to Mars, a crew is forced to leave behind a crew member and he is forced to survive on his own on Mars.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. This book became just The Big Short when it was translated into a movie. The movie starred big people including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. About the housing collapse in the mid-2000’s and the four men who decided to take on the big banks.
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Keeping the same name, Brooklyn, the movie starred Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, and Emory Cohen. A romance novel about an Irish immigrant who travels to Brooklyn, New York and meets a man.
The Price of Salt, or Carol by Patricia Highsmith. Movie adapted the name Carol and featured Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Sara Paulson. A young and apsiring photographer finds herself in an intimate relationship with an older woman.
So many books! Don’t ruin the story by seeing the movie first.