November 25, 2017

Hugo and Other Brilliant Screen Adaptations of Books

The film Hugo (based on Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret) leads all Academy Award nominated films with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Of the 9 nominees for Best Picture, 6 are based on books: HugoWar Horse,  The DescendantsThe HelpMoneyball, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Keep reading for Scholastic’s list of what they call “the essential big-screen adaptations” of all time, including Clueless (adapted from Jane Austen’s classic Emma).

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