2020 Bookish Oscar Winners

This week, the brightest stars in Hollywood came together to celebrate the biggest night in Hollywood, the 92nd Annual Academy Awards.

From Little Women to Jokerthis year's big screen was dominated by bookish adaptations.

Check out this list of books that inspired some of this year's winners and nominees below.

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Joker: The Deluxe Edition Cover Image
By Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401294281
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Published: DC Comics - June 2nd, 2020

Based on the iconic DC character, Joker took home two major wins for Best Actor in a leading role (Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Original Score (Hildur Guðnadóttir). It was also nominated for Best Cinematography (Lawrence Sher), Costume Design (Mark Bridges), Director (Todd Phillips), Film Editing (Jeff Groth), Makeup and Hairstyling (Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou), Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray), Sound Mixing (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland), Best Adapted Screenplay (Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver), and Best Picture.

Caging Skies: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419739088
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Published: The Overlook Press - August 6th, 2019

Taika Waititi took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Jojo Rabbit. The film also was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Scarlett Johansson), Costume Design (Mayes C. Rubeo), Film Editing (Tom Eagles), Best Production Design, and Best Picture.

Little Women (Penguin Clothbound Classics) Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Siobhán Kilfeather (Notes by), Vinca Showalter (Notes by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780141192413
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 28th, 2010

Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women won this year's Oscars in Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran) and was nominated for several others including Best Adapted Screenplay (Greta Gerwig), Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), Actress in a Supporting Role (Florence Pugh), Actress in a Lead Role (Saoirse Ronan), and Best Picture


Hair Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525553366
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love became this year's Best Animated Short Film

The Irishman (Movie Tie-In): Frank Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781586422479
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Published: Steerforth - October 15th, 2019

The Irishman may not have won any Academy Awards, but it was nominated for many. Along with a Best Picture nomination, the film was also recognized in the Actor in a Supporting Role (Al Pacino), Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto), Costume Design (Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson), Directing (Martin Scorsese), Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker), Production Design, Visual Effects, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Steven Zaillian) categories.

The Two Popes: Francis, Benedict, and the Decision That Shook the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250207920
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 12th, 2019

The Two Popes received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay (Anthony McCarten), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jonathan Pryce).

The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419734625
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Published: Abrams Press - November 12th, 2019

Richard Jewell was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kathy Bates).

The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781478976950
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Published: FaithWords - November 7th, 2017

Breakthrough recieved a nomination for Best Original Song, "I'm Standing With You" (Diane Warren)