Every 2017 Oscar-Nominated Film Based on a Book or a Play

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Life, Animated



Based on: Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind
Directed by: Roger Ross Williams
Starring: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Ron Suskind
Oscar Nomination: Documentary (Feature)

Lion



Based on: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose
Directed by: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Music (Original Score), Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

A Man Called Ove



Based on: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Directed by: Hannes Holm
Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars
Oscar Nominations: Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling

Moonlight



Based on: "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" (play) by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Directing, Music (Original Score), Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

My Life as a Zucchini



Based on: Autobiographie d'une Courgette
Directed by: Claude Barras
Starring: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
Oscar Nomination: Animated Feature Film

Nocturnal Animals



Based on: Tony and Susan by Austin Wright
Directed by: Tom Ford
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
Oscar Nomination: Actor in a Supporting Role

Silence



Based on: Silence by Shusaku Endo
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson
Oscar Nomination: Cinematography

Suicide Squad



Based on: The DC Comics villain organization of the same name
Directed by: David Ayer
Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margo Robbie
Oscar Nomination: Makeup and Hairstyling

Sully



Based on: Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Oscar Nomination: Sound Editing