Bookish Oscar Winners: Joker, Jojo Rabbit

At last night's Academy Awards ceremony, book-related movies took home some golden hardware, including major category wins for Joker and Jojo Rabbit. Among this year's bookish Oscar winners:

Joker, based on D.C. Comics characters: actor (Joaquin Phoenix); original score (Hildur Guðnadóttir)

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

Jojo Rabbit, based on Christine Leunens's novel Caging Skies: adapted screenplay (Taika Waititi)

Little Women, adapted from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel: Costume design (Jacqueline Durran)

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

Several book-related movies earned Oscar nominations, but left empty-handed, including The Irishman, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt; The Two Popes, adapted from Anthony McCarten's play The Pope; 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 and Kevin Salwen; Breakthrough, based on The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba; Avengers: Endgame, based on the Marvel Comics characters; and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, loosely based on the book series by Cressida Cowell.

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