I first saw this on PeruseProject booktube channel. She does this post every year and I always think it looks like so much fun that this year I decided I had to play along. I’m pretty bad about watching the real awards show mostly to see what everyone is wearing, as the awards tend to drag a bit and everyone feels like they need to spend 10 mins on a speech. But an awards show for books? Sign my butt up.
And just for the sake of these winners, I’m sticking to books that I have read in the last year.
Best Actor (Best Male Protagonist)
Lysander – Dark Age (Red Rising, #5) by Pierce Brown
That’s right, I said it! I really think Lysander took over in this one. There’s something about his character that just fascinates me every time he’s on the page. I don’t really know what to expect from him in the next book.
Best Actress (Best Female Protagonist)
Morrigan – The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) by Jessica Townsend
This little girl is who I aspire to be like. She’s feisty, sarcastic, and pretty street smart for being only 11 years old. I just love everything about her, especially that sassy personality of hers.
Best Cinematography (Best Plot Twist)
Skyward (Skyward, #1) by Brandon Sanderson
I don’t want to spoil anything for the people who haven’t read this book… but oh. my. god. That ending had me shooketh. I finally bought the sequel the other day so I get to find out what Spensa is going to do next.
Best Costume Design (Best Book Cover)
The Fever King (Feverwake, #1) by Victoria Lee
I mean, just look at that cover. It’s gorgeous. It has all of my favorite colors in it – purple, blue, violet, aqua. I just love everything about it, especially since it’s still fairly simple.
Best Supporting Actress (Best Female Sidekick)
The Sikh Widows – Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Each of these ladies in this book are so precious. They’re funny, strong, and full of wisdom. I loved the stories that they come up with and how it shows how full of life and imagination that they have. They were constantly surprising me, just like they were surprising Nikki.
Best Supporting Actor (Best Male Sidekick)
Max – Supernova (Renegades, #3) by Marissa Meyer
I love sweet Max. He tries so hard to help however he can, even though he’s kept out of harm’s way. I really loved how we finally get to see him come into his own in this finale.
Best Original Screenplay (Most Unique Plot/World)
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
I can’t even begin to describe the whimsical world that Morgenstern created in this book. It seems so real while you’re reading it. I just wanted to get lost in the library, reading all of the books and experiencing the magic myself amongst the stacks.
Best Adapted Screenplay (Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation)
Little Women by Greta Gerwig
I mean, obviously.
Best Animated Feature (Best Graphic Novel)
I’ve only read one graphic novel and that was a few years ago, so unfortunately I don’t have a winner for this year. Maybe next time!
Best Director (Writer You Just Discovered)
Choo is an amazing writer. I love that she focuses on Asian historical fiction, which is something that I’ve never really read about before. After reading The Night Tiger, I definitely plan to read every book that she ever writes.
Best Visual Effects (Best Action in a Book)
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I found this series to be super exciting from start to finish. I love how all of the crew members play a part in the action with their different specialties. We can only expect that to continue even more in the next book.
Best Musical Score (Best Music in an Adaptation)
“Toss a Coin to Your Witcher”, anyone? Hells yes.
Best Short Film (Best Novella or Short Book)
And again, I didn’t read any novellas this past year. I think I’ve only ever read one in my entire life, if I’m being honest. I just prefer a full story and not something barely a 100 pages long.
Best Picture (Best Standalone)
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I don’t know if I would’ve felt the same way about this book had I read it instead of listen to the audiobook version. However, I am so glad I did. It felt like I was truly listening to a real episode of Behind the Music, especially with it being narrated by a full cast. I can’t wait for the movie adaptation.
Best Documentary (Best Historical Fiction)
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) by Ken Follett
This book was everything that I could ask for in a novel. It’s full of political intrigue, family dynamics, romance, and amazingly accurate historical details. I plan to pick up the sequel very soon!
Are you a fan of the Oscars? What books would you choose to be winners? Do you agree with any of my picks?
3 thoughts on “The 2020 Bookish Academy Awards”
My love for Daisy Jones & The Six is UNDYING! I read the physical copy but plan on listening to the audiobook very soon. These all look like great picks, I def have a lot of these titles only TBR. Happy reading <3!
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Girl, I can not recommend the audiobook enough. It blew me away. I think you’ll love it!