Every 2016 Oscar-Nominated Film Based on a Book

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Room



Based on: Room by Emma Donoghue
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
Description: After five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his mother (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed "Room" that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role (Brie Larson), Directing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Spectre



Based on: Characters created by Ian Fleming
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes
Description: A cryptic message from James Bond's (Daniel Craig) past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.
Oscar Nomination: Music (Original Song)

Steve Jobs



Based on: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan, Jeff Daniels
Description: A look behind the scenes of the digital revolution, revealing a portrait of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender).
Oscar Nominations: Actor in a Leading Role (Michael Fassbender), Actress in a Supporting Role (Kate Winslet)

Trumbo



Based on: Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook
Directed by: Jay Roach
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren Description: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Oscar Nomination: Actor in a Leading Role (Bryan Cranston)

When Marnie Was There



Based on: When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson
Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura
Description: After a lonely girl named Anna (Sara Takatsuki) is sent to live with her relatives, she is befriended by a mysterious girl named Marnie (Kasumi Arimura). As their bond grows, Anna becomes obsessed with uncovering Marnie's secret.
Oscar Nomination: Animated Feature Film