The annual Academy Awards are announced this Sunday evening. Like most years I’m woefully behind seeing only three of the best picture nominated films so far. I’ll still watch the award show, but I’m always more fascinated with the screenplay awards. This is where writers are recognized.
There are two categories. One for material written directly for the screen and the other for writing adapted from another source. This would typically be a novel, play, or short story, though like one of this year’s nominees (Whiplash) can also be based on a short film.
As is the norm, the nominees in this adapted category are far from anything close to middle grade writing. When the award show drags on, my thoughts will be on MG books I’d hope someday get a chance to hit the big screen. It may be a long shot for many of these but you never know.
And the envelope please…
THE SPY CATCHERS OF MAPLE HILL
THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY
HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL
How about you? What book would you nominate to become a movie?