Many Oscar nominees for 2017 began as a good book, or short story. Here is a list of books which inspired the Academy Award nominated work for this year.
Arrival is based on a 1998 short story called “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang
The film Fences is based on the play Fences written by August Wilson.
The film Lion is based on the non fiction book called A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose.
Moonlight is based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Elle is based on the novel Oh by Philippe Djian.
Nocturnal Animals is based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.
Hidden Figures is based on the non fiction book Hidden Figures.
Silence is based on the novel Silence by Shūsaku Endō.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the book by the same name, written by J.K. Rowling.
Life, Animated is based on the book Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism written by Ron Suskind.
A Man Called Ove is based on the book by the same name, written by Fredrick Backman.
Blind Vaysha based on a story by Georgi Gospodinov.
Pear Cider and Cigarettes is based on a graphic novel of the same name written by Robert Valley.