Read Up on the Golden Globes' Literary Inspirations

Posted by Cybil on January 5, 2017


The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards are this Sunday, and as we prepare for our viewing parties and predictions, we also wanted to look back to the great books that inspired the year's best films and television shows. Check out Hollywood's source material and be inspired to add some of these books to your Want to Read list.

Have you seen these shows or read these books? Which of the two would you recommend enjoying first? Share your thoughts in the comments!


Nominated in the Movie Categories:
Fences
by August Wilson

Nominations: Denzel Washington for best actor in a motion picture, drama; Viola Davis for best supporting actress in a motion picture.


Lion (Original title: A Long Way Home)
by Saroo Brierley

Nominations: Motion picture, drama; Dev Patel for best supporting actor in a motion picture; Nicole Kidman for best supporting actress in a motion picture; original score, motion picture.


Arrival (Original title: Stories of Your Life and Others)
by Ted Chiang

Nomination: Amy Adams for best actress in a motion picture, drama.


Hidden Figures
by Morgot Lee Shetterly

Nomination: Octavia Spencer for best supporting actress in a motion picture.


Nocturnal Animals (Original title: Tony and Susan)
by Austin Wright

Nominations: Aaron Taylor-Johnson for best supporting actor in a motion picture; Tom Ford for best director, motion picture; screenplay, motion picture.



Nominated in the Television Categories:
Game of Thrones (or: A Song of Ice and Fire Series)
by George R.R. Martin

Nominations: Television series, drama; Lena Headey for best supporting actress in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television.


The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
by Jeffrey Tobin

Nominations: Television limited series or motion picture made for television; Sarah Paulson for best actress in a limited series; Courtney B. Vance for best actor in a limited series; Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta for best supporting actor in a series.


The Night Manager
by John le Carre

Nominations: Television limited series or motion picture made for television; Tom Hiddleston for best actor in a limited series; Olivia Colman for best supporting actress in a series; Hugh Laurie for best supporting actor in a series.


The Outlander Series
by Diana Gabaldon

Nomination: Caitriona Balfe for best actress in a television series, drama.


Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music
by Blair Tindall

Nominations: Television series, musical or comedy; Gael Garcia Bernal for best actor in a television series, musical or comedy.


Check out new and upcoming movies based on books: 17 eagerly anticipated book-to-movie adaptations.


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message 1: by Jim (new)

Jim Should be Dragonfly in Amber not Outlander as the second season was based on the second book.


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