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The 2016 Literary Fauxscars: And the Oscar goes to…

by Melissa Sagendorph and Literary Traveler Staff

The moment has arrived! Announcing the winners of this year’s  Literary Fauxscars. Acceptance speeches at the ready: the Academy has spoken…

Brooklyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best “Period Piece” Historical Adaptation

Brooklyn

The Revenant

Trumbo

The Danish Girl

Legend

In the Heart of the Sea

And the Oscar goes to… In the Heart of the Sea

 

Best Contemporary History Adaptation

The Big Short

Steve Jobs

Black Mass

True Story

Concussion

Beasts of No Nation

Chi-Raq

And the Oscar goes to… The Big Short

 

Best Young Adult Adaptation

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Insurgent

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

And the Oscar goes to… The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

 

Carol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Portrayal of a Literary Love Story

Brooklyn

Carol

45 Years

The Longest Ride

The Danish Girl

And the Oscar goes to… Carol

 

Best Character Portrayal by Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

And the Oscar goes to… Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

 

The Revenant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Character Portrayal by Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender, Macbeth

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

And the Oscar goes to… Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

 

Best Comic Series Adaptation

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Ant-Man

Fantastic Four

And the Oscar goes to… Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Most Original Interpretation

Victor Frankenstein

Macbeth

Goosebumps

Chi-Raq

Anomalisa

When Marnie Was There

And the Oscar goes to… Chi-Raq