There are roughly 9 movies nominated this year for an Oscar based on or inspired by a book, with 5 being in the Best Picture category. Obviously, all of the nominees in Best Adapted Screenplay are all based on books, though it’s a surprising amount outside of their usual category.
The movies nominated based on books are: Room, Brooklyn, Carol, The Martian, The Revenant, The Danish Girl, Steve Jobs, and Embrace of a Serpent.
With it being the second award announced, the winner of Best Adapted Screenplay was The Big Short. It beat out Room, Brooklyn, Carol, and The Martian.
The Danish Girl was also an early winner, as Alicia Vikander won for Best Supporting Actress against Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).
The Revenant won for Best Cinematography and Best Director, . Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home an Oscar for Best Actor against Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).
Brie Larson won for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Room against Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).
Mark Rylance won for Best Supporting Actor for Bridge of Spies against Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Christian Bale (The Big Short), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight).
My all time favourite moment was when C3PO, BB8, and R2 D2 came out on stage for a cameo. As well as the tribute to Toy Story with Buzz and Woody, when they announced the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film.