Gah!! How did I never know this tag existed? I'm the biggest fan of the Academy Awards (typical film student answer hehe) and I always wish I could choose the movies (Spotlight for best picture? nope nope nope - it was good but hm). I can choose the books here! These are some of my favorites from 2015. Keep in mind that I will be skipping a few questions because of the lack of 2015 releases I've read this year!
1. Best Actor / Best Male Protagonist
Baz, from Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell. If you tell me you didn't fall in love with him, you're lying! He was simply a great and mysterious character, he treated his friends well and his bad boy attitude was to fall for. I absolutely loved his presence in Carry On, so he is definitely the winner here!
2. Best Actress / Best Female Protagonist
Rachel, from The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. First of all, it was a fantastic book with the most awesome plot and twists. Second of all, this character was so messed up in a beautiful way, and impressed me (and disappointed me) with her choices and her actions. However, she was real and she suffered, which made he seem even more reliable to me. Also, she's being played by Emily Blunt in the movie adaptation, so maybe I'm foreshadowing Blunt's Oscar next year? She was great in Sicario!
3. Best Cinematography / Best Plot Twist
Guys I really didn't want to pull a Mad Max here and give every award to the same book but I had to. The Girl on the Train is the winner for me! The plot twists and the secrets that were revealed were so shocking I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and it just made me want to read more!
4. Best Costume Design / Best Book Cover
Is it cheating if i say I didn't read the book yet? The book cover for A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston is simply gorgeous. If the cover designer were a DP, he'd be Roger Deakins.
6. Best Original Screenplay / Most Unique Plot/World
I skipped the 5th question because I genuinely couldn't find something other than Carry On, so I decided to spare you guys that one paragraph because I'd be rambling about how much I loved the book anyways. For most unique plot, I would have to go with Magnus Chase #1: The Sword of Summer, not necessarily because the plot was that unique, but because Riordan somehow found a way to create a whole entire world for another character. Like does he never run out of ideas???
7. Best Adapted Screenplay / Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation
ROOM!!! So. Good! Brie Larson was amazing and totally deserved the Oscar. Although I loved the movie, the book was still 40% better, but I have to admit that they did an amazing job with the adaptation.
8. Best Animated Feature / Book that Would Work Well in Animated Format
Nimona, because it was a crazy good graphic novel and they should keep the same illustrator for an adapted movie. 'Nuff said.
9. Best Director / Author You Discovered for the First Time
I'd say Paula Hawkins, but I believe it was her debut novel, so I'm going with Colleen Hoover. I read a few pages of her book Ugly Love and fell in love with her style. I'm definitely going to pick up one of her books soon and read it!
12. Best Short Film / Best Novella
I'm going with The Story of Lucius Cane, by Vanya Ferreira, because it's the most recent one I've read and remember liking. It was published early 2016, so I don't know if it counts, but this was an entertaining short story and a fun twist on a popular trope! Look forward to a review hihi!
13. Best Picture / Best Standalone
Debating between the same few Y.A. books, but (and as much as you guys are gonna sigh), Carry On wins. I simply cannot get over how great the book was! It's the same feeling I had after I read Anna and the French Kiss, so you must imagine how great of a feeling it was! Anyways, a few runner ups are The Girl on the Train and Dan and Phil's book because I'm phan trash.
I hope you enjoyed my Bookish Oscars tag, it was sooo much fun to make and I cannot wait to do it next year too! Hopefully I get to read a lot of the 2016 releases!
Thanks for reading,