The Bookish Academy Awards Tag (2019)

The award season fever is back and so am I with this fun and creative tag, thanks to Sahitya @ My World of Books, who kindly tagged me. I haven’t been secretive about my love for her or her blog, so do check it out already if you haven’t! This tag was introduced to the bookish community by the Booktuber Bookadoodles and I can’t thank her enough for coming up with this wonderful idea. I had done the same tag last year, although much later than the Oscar season, as Charvi @ Not Just Fiction had tagged me only in April! If you weren’t around back then, this tag simply asks you to pick your favourite books as winners for Oscar award categories. If that sounds like fun to you, read on to find who I deemed worthy from my 2018 reads!

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1. Best Actor (Best Male Protagonist)

Kell Maresh from A Darker Shade of Magic series by V. E. Schwab

2. Best Actress (Best Female Protagonist)

Aru Shah from Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

3. Best Cinematography (Best Plot Twist)

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

4. Best Costume Design (Best Book Cover)

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman (book cover) | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books

5. Best Supporting Actress and Actor (Best Female and Male Sidekicks)

Maram from Mirage by Somaiya Daud and Master Jiang from The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

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6. Best On-Screen Kiss (Best Couple/Romance)

Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean Song-Covey from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

7. Best Original Screenplay (Most Unique Plot/World)

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

8. Best Adapted Screenplay (Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse adapted from Spider-Man comics

9. Best Animated Feature (Best Children’s Book)

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry

10. Best Director (Best New-to-You Author)

Emily X. R. Pan, author of The Astonishing Color of After

The Bookish Academy Awards Tag (2019) - Categories 6-10 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (collage)

11. Best Short-Film (Best Novella/Short Book)

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

12. Best Picture (Best Standalone)

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

13. Best Documentary (Best Historical Fiction)

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

14. Best Original Soundtrack (Best Audiobook)

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

15. Best Foreign Film (Best Book With Diverse Representation)

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

The Bookish Academy Awards Tag (2019) - Categories 11-15 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (collage)

I’m tagging –
Charvi @ Not Just Fiction
Jayati @ It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile
Simant @ Flipping Through the Pages
Fanna @ Fannatality
Aditi @ Dreamy Reads


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Do you love bookish tags? Do you prefer to watch them on Booktube or read about them on book blogs? Are you a movie buff who watches the Oscars closely? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.

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27 thoughts on “The Bookish Academy Awards Tag (2019)

  1. Thank you for tagging me!
    And OMG! Peter and Lara Lean for life! They are my OTP! I might have to steal your answer on that one.
    Anyway, great post! I loved it though I haven’t read many of the books you mentioned and will get on to it right now.

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    1. Of course! β™₯️ Also, any Peter x Lara Jean fangirl is automatically my favourite person on the planet. 😍 Steal away, please. πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much! β™₯️ Yay, I’m so glad you get to add them all to your TBR! Gush over them with me when you’re done, okay? 😊

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      1. Hahaha, and yeah! I’ve had To Kill A Kingdom for quite some while now and somehow I keep refraining from picking it up, I think I need to read it now. Too many good review about it piling up and forcing me to get to it first!

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  2. Lovely answers Dini… even though I haven’t read many of these, I remember your thoughts about them quite well !!! Maybe I’ll be able to read some of them too, but I’m already drowning under my ARCs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Everyone is drowning under ARCs, Sahi. 😭 I’m determined to finish them by April and not take any more review requests until then so I can clear them out. Good luck reading those! β™₯️ Whenever you’re done, read all of these amazing books! 😍

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      1. And I keep getting approved for books I forgot I had requested… the whole situation is hilarious πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I think I’ll atleast finish all my contemporary ARCs first because fantasy is troubling me a lot these days… Hopefully March will be a better reading month… and we all get to read more lovely books !!!

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  3. Ahhh this is such a fun post πŸ™‚ I really love your choices here, I loved The Astonishing Color so much and can’t wait to read more from the author. And Maram, YES, such a great, interesting character, I loved her SO much! πŸ™‚

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  6. This is going to be such a difficult tag to do! How am I supposed to select, Dini?? But I’m so happy you tagged me ❀ I'm super late but I'll still do it πŸ˜€ I agree with the best couple/romance, haha, Peter and Lara are the cutest.

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