by Andrea Kiliany Thatcher
This past weekend's Oscars may have had a very - ahem - cinematic resolution (unexpected plot twist included) but these five films based on books that nabbed statuettes had much happier endings.
Moonlight, based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney: best picture, supporting actor (Mahershala Ali), adapted screenplay (Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney)
Fences, adapted from August Wilson's play: supporting actress (Viola Davis)
Arrival, based on Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life": sound editing
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the book by J.K. Rowling: costume design
The Jungle Book, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling: visual effects
Have you ever thought about how you would adapt your book for a movie? Let us know in the comments below!