Unsurprisingly, several of the Best Picture nominees were adapted from books. Adaptations have historically done well at the Academy Awards, with over 25 winners coming from the world of literature.
With that in mind, we thought it might be fun to use Goodreads data to look at some of the books that inspired past Oscar winners. Have the films’ glory impacted the popularity of the books? Are the movies that win Best Picture mostly adapted from popular best-sellers or do obscure books sometimes carry the day?