The 8 Incredible Books That Inspired The 2016 Oscar Nominees

by  | January 14

This morning, the Oscar nominees for 2016 were announced, and as usual, movies inspired by books were king! Check out this handy guide to which nominated films have great literature to thank, and start adding these to your TBR stacks before the ceremony airs February 28.


Carol: Nominated for Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Best Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design

Based on The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith


Room: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Brie Larson), Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay

Based on Room by Emma Donoghue

danish girl

The Danish Girl: Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander), Best Costume Design, Best Production Design

Based on The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Brooklyn: Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Adapted Screenplay

Based on Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

steve jobs

Steve Jobs: Best Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet)

Based on Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

big short

The Big Short: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing

Based on The Big Short by Michael Lewis


The Lady in the Van: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)

Based on The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett


The Martian: Best Picture, Best Actor (Matt Damon), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects

Based on The Martian by Andy Weir