Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Oscars Library: The Books Behind Hollywood's Best Pictures
The Oscars Library: The Books Behind Hollywood's Best Pictures: More than two thirds of Hollywood's Best Picture winners were inspired by literature, whether it be a novel, biography, play, or short story. In fact, since the inaugural Academy Awards in 1928, exactly 62 Best Picture winners derive from literature, and that's not including the nominees. 2016 marks the 88th Academy Awards, and six of the eight films nominated for Best Picture are based on books, so odds are our list will creep to 63 come February 28th. From epic war stories to classic romantic comedies, here's a look at the lit behind Hollywood's most beloved films dating back to 1928.