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2018 Oscar Nominees Based on a Book

February 28, 2018

Every year, a decent selection of films based on books get nominated for various Academy Awards. These films are generally a mix of more obscure titles while others are based on best-selling and widely-known books. This year is no different, with a total of 16 films nominated for everything from Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Animated Feature to Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects. These films are made up of everything from gripping novels and biographies to beloved children's books and comic books. 

Before the Oscars telecast this Sunday, take a look at the list below and see which books you've already read (or try to read a few before Sunday's ceremony!) 

 


"PAINFULLY RICH: THE OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF THE HEIRS OF J. PAUL GETTY" by JOHN PEARSON

This book inspired the film "All the Money in the World," for which Christopher Plummer is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

"BEAUTY & THE BEAST" by JEANNE-MARIE LEPRINCE DE BEAUMONT

This classic fairy tale inspired this live-action remake by Disney, nominated for Costume Design and Production Design.

"DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?" by PHILIP K. DICK

This novel, originally published in 1968, is the basis for "Blade Runner" and its 2017 sequel "Blade Runner 2049." The latter film is nominated at this year's ceremony for Best Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.

"THE BOSS BABBY" by MARLA FRAZEE

The beloved children's book is the inspiration for the film of the same name, which is up for Best Animated Feature Film.

"THE BREADWINNER" by DEBORAH ELLIS

This juvenile fiction book, about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to provide for her family after her father is arrested, inspired the film of the same name, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

"CALL ME BY YOUR NAME" by ANDRé ACIMAN

This fiction novel inspired the film of the same name, which is nominated for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Original Song.

"THE DISASTER ARTIST: MY LIFE INSIDE THE TOOM, THE GREATEST BAD MOVIE EVER MADE" by GREG SESTERO AND TOM BISSELL

This nonfiction book, recounting the making of the 2003 film "The Room," inspired this movie, which is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

"THE STORY OF FERDINAND" by MUNRO LEAF

This kids' book is the inspiration for the film "Ferdinand," nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" by MARVEL COMICS

This comic book series is the source material for all of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" films, including this sequel, which is up for Best Visual Effects.

"WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN" by MARK MILLAR

This graphic novel series, about an aging version of former X-Men team member Wolverine, is the inspiration for the film "Logan," nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

"MOLLY’S GAME" by MOLLY BLOOM

This memoir about a woman who ran high-stakes poker games is the basis for the film adaptation of the same name, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

"MUDBOUND" by HILLARY JORDAN

This 2006 fiction novel is the basis for the film of the same name, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Song and Best Adapted Screenplay.

"REVOLTING RHYMES" by ROALD DAHL

Dahl's retelling of six classic fairy tales is the inspiration for this adaptation, nominated for Best Animated Short Film.

"VICTORIA & ABDUL" by SHRABANI BASU

This biography, which inspired the film of the same name, is nominated at this year's ceremony for Best Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling.

"THE PLANET OF THE APES" by PIERRE BOULLE

This book offers the inspiration for all of the "Planet of the Apes" films, including 2017's "War for the Planet of the Apes," which is nominated for Best Visual Effects.

"WONDER" by R.J. PALACIO

This juvenile fiction book, which the film of the same name is based on, is nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

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