The Bookish Academy Awards Tag (2019)

I saw booktuber Regan from Peruse Project do this tag, and I thought it would be fun to do. This tag was originally created by Bookadoodles. Keep in mind that I’m doing this tag with MY 2019 reads, these are not necessarily 2019 releases.

Best Actor: “Best Male Protagonist”

Assuming that this is about the most interesting an well written character, as opposed to the character who is the best person, I would choose Grenouille from Perfume by Patrick Susskind. He’s such a horrifying character, yet so interesting.

Perfume by Patrick Süskind

 

Best Actress: “Best Female Protagonist”

Keiko from Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata. She’s such a well-written character!

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

 

Best Cinematography: “Best Plot Twist”

The Silent Patient by Alex Michelides had one of the most mind-blowing plot twists ever!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

 

Best Costume Design: “Best Book Cover”

I love this cover to Us Against You, sequel to Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

 

Best Supporting Actress and Actor: “Best Male and Female Sidekicks/Supporting characters”

For the best male supporting character I’d go with Eliot from the Magicians by Lev Grossman, while for the best female supporting character, I’d choose Vashet from Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman      The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

 

Best On-Screen Kiss:“Best Couple/Romance”

I loved Stella and Michael from the Kiss Quotient together, they were just so cute!

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

 

Best Original Screenplay: “Most Unique Plot/World”

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennet had such a unique and interesting world!

 

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation” OR “A book that should be adapted into a film

I’m changing this to include TV series as well. I really enjoyed the Witcher.

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

 

Best Animated Feature: “A book that would work well in an animated format” OR “Best Graphic Novel” OR “Best Children’s Book”

I’m going with the first option. Anyone else thinking Vasya would make an amazing Disney princess?

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

 

Best Director: “A writer you discovered for the first time”

I discovered loads of amazing writers in 2019, but since I had to pick one, I’d go with Lev Grossman. I enjoyed The Magicians a lot!

The Magicians by Lev Grossman  The Magician King by Lev Grossman

 

Best Short Film: “Best Novella” or “Short Book”

I’d go with Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata again. Honorary mention goes to Leila by Prayag Akbar

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata  Leila by Prayaag Akbar

 

Best Picture: “Best Stand-Alone”

I had read plenty of amazing stand-alones, but this one has to go for The Devourers by Indra Das

The Devourers by Indra Das

 

Best Documentary: “Best Historical Fiction” OR “Best Non-Fiction”

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was an amazing work of historical fiction.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

 

Best Original Soundtrack: “Best Audiobook” or “Best Book in Verse”

I listened to Rosemary’s Baby on audiobook, and it was AMAZING.

Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

 

Best Foreign Film: “Best diverse author” OR “Best book with Diverse Representation”

The term ‘diversity’ is always a bit confusing to me, because in the book community it is used in a very America-centric way. Still, if I had to pick a book, I would go for American Panda here, it is definitely diverse from my perspective, with a Taiwanese-American main character and a Japanese love interest.

American Panda by Gloria Chao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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