Friday, February 7, 2020

Storyteller's Journey

Kidlit at the 2020 Academy Awards

Each year, I'm curious as to which Oscar nominees have a connection to books/comic books for children or young adults. Those 2020 nominees with such a connection (according to my research) are listed below. (From those movies, I've only seen Little Women so far - I absolutely loved it!)

Little Women received six Academy Award nominations: Best Picture; Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score & Best Costume Design.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was nominated for one Academy Award: Best Animated Feature Film.

Avengers: Endgame was nominated for Best Visual Effects.

Hair Love was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil received a nomination for Best Makeup & Hairstyling. (Connection to the Grimms' Fairy Tale "Snow White.")

Frozen II received one Oscar nomination: Best Original Song. (Connection to "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen.)

Joker received an incredible eleven Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, & Best Costume Design. (This film is not suitable for children since it's a psychological thriller.)

Congratulations to all these Oscar-nominated films from 2019, and for their amazing homage to children's literature!

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