Friday, 5 January 2018

Academy Award Tag

The Academy Award Tag is probably my favourite tag to do! It's a lot of fun and it's a great way of summarising the best of the year. Ann couldn't take part this year because she is overloaded with school work.

Best Actor (Best Male Protagonist):
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1)
Clare: Monty from The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was incredible!! Such a lovely head to read from. 

Best Actress (Best Female Protagonist):
Daughter of the Burning City
Clare: Sorina from Daughter of the Burning City. I loved this book so so much and Sorina was such an amazing character. 

Best Cinematography (Best Plot Twist):
Crimson and Bone
Clare: Crimson and Bone by Marina Fiorato was so twisty and dark and wonderful!

Best Costume Design (Best Book Cover):
Caraval (Caraval, #1)
Clare: Caraval. I loved the dust jacket but even more than that I loved the embossed cover underneath! This is such an insanely beautiful book and there are different covers to get so I want to collect them all.

Best Supporting Actress and Actor (Best Female and Male Sidekick):
Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)
Clare: I'm cheating ever so slightly here. But the whole team in Dreamfall by Amy Plum. Cata is (kind of) the main character but every one of the kids is so individual and intriguing.

Best Original Screenplay (Most Original Plot or World):
This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)
Clare: This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. I've read a lot of zombie books but I can't remember one as unique as this. The focus was on the human relationships and the zombies themselves barely made an appearance which made the book feel original and exciting. 

Best Adapted Screenplay (Best Book to Movie Adaption):
The Martian
Clare: The only book to movie adaptation I've seen this year was The Martian but it was a really good one so I'm going with that!

Best Animated Feature (A Book That Would Work Well in Animated Form):
La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1)
Clare: This is always the hardest category for me. But I think The Book of Dust would have to be it. It would make such a beautiful animated movie. 

Best Director (A Writer You Discovered For the First Time This Year):
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Clare: Shirley Jackson. I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House this year and they were both incredible. WHALitC may be one of my new favourite books of all time. I can't wait to read more of her books.

Best Visual Effects (Best Action in a Book):
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
Clare: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo. EVERY bit of action in this book felt super satisfying.

Best Musical Score (Best Music in a Book to Movie Adaptation):
Clare: I'm going to really, really cheat here and say Beauty and the Beast. It was a book. It counts. Shh.

Best Short Film (Best Novella or Short Book):
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)
Clare: The Language of Thorns was filled with the most beautiful stories!! Definitely read it whether you're a fan of the Grishaverse or not.

Best Picture (Best Stand-Alone):
Under Rose-Tainted Skies
Clare: Under Rose-Tainted Skies was perfect and beautiful and just the best representation of anxiety I've read (Becoming Miss Nobody is also amazing - read them both). 

Best Documentary (Best Historical or Non-Fiction):
The Smoke Hunter
Clare: The Smoke Hunter was one of my favourite books of the year. It's like Victorian Lara Croft and it was fun and interesting and believable and I NEED a sequel. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! I'm so glad to see that The Epic Crush of Genie Lo made your list! :)