Oscar Nominations by the Book

The nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards have been revealed, and several movies based on books or with book connections made a strong showing. The Oscars will be presented February 9. Major bookish standouts include:

Joker, based on D.C. Comics characters: Best motion picture; director (Todd Phillips); actor (Joaquin Phoenix); cinematography (Lawrence Sher); adapted screenplay (Todd Phillips & Scott Silver); editing (Jeff Grot) and five other nominations

The Irishman, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt: Best motion picture; director (Martin Scorsese); supporting actor (Al Pacino, Joe Pesci); cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto); adapted screenplay (Steven Zaillian); editing (Thelma Schoonmaker) and four other nominations

Little Women, adapted from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel: Best motion picture; actress (Saoirse Ronan); supporting actress (Florence Pugh); adapted screenplay (Greta Gerwig) and two other nominations

Jojo Rabbit, based on Christine Leunens's novel Caging Skies: Best motion picture; supporting actress (Scarlett Johansson); adapted screenplay (Taika Waititi); editing (Tom Eagles) and two other nominations

The Two Popes, adapted from Anthony McCarten's play The Pope: actor (Jonathan Pryce); supporting actor (Anthony Hopkins); adapted screenplay (Anthony McCarten)

Judy, adapted from the play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter: actress (Renée Zellweger) and one other nomination

Richard Jewell, based in part on the book The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle by Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen: supporting actress (Kathy Bates)

Breakthrough, based on The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba: Original song ("I'm Standing With You")

Avengers: Endgame, based on the Marvel Comics characters: Visual effects

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, loosely based on the book series by Cressida Cowell: Animated feature film

Hair Love, which was also released as a children's book by director Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison: Animated short film

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