Presenting Shelf Awareness’ Bookish Golden Globe Winners

Last night marked the celebration of the seventy-sixth annual Golden Globe Awards—but celebs and fans aren’t the only ones rejoicing. The literary world, too, it turns out, has much to celebrate. As Shelf Awareness so graciously announced this morning, many of yesterday’s winners (in both motion picture and television categories) began as books! Below we present Shelf Awareness’ fabulous list—which includes the winning actors, scores, and films, along with the book that inspired them—linked to Booklist reviews when available.


Motion Picture Awards

The Wife by Meg WolitzerThe Wife, based on the book by Meg Wolitzer | Glenn Close (Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama)


If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the book by James Baldwin | Regina King (Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture)


First Man The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. HansenFirst Man, based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen | Justin Hurwitz (Original Score, Motion Picture)


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, based on the Marvel superhero | Best Animated Feature Film


For recent Spider-Man adaptations, be sure to check out:
Miles Morales, by Jason Reynolds
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man: Revival, by Brian Michael Bendis and illus. by David Marquez


Television Awards

Sharp Objects by Gillian FlynnSharp Objects,
based on the novel by Gillian Flynn | Patricia Clarkson (Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie)


The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, based on Maureen Orth’s book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History | Best Limited Series or TV Movie; Darren Criss (Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie)


Codename Villanelle by Luke JenningsA Very English Scandal, based on John Preston’s book | Ben Whishaw (Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie)


Killing Eve, based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle, a novel and compilation of four serial novellas | Sandra Oh (Actress in a TV Series, Drama)



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