THE (BOOKISH) 2019 GOLDEN GLOBES

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At the 2019 Golden Globes, Sandra Oh had a BIG night. That fills my heart with joy because I still miss her on Grey’s Anatomy as Christina Yang, but I am glad she is still out here f*cking up the game. It has been a big year for adaptations, so it’s not a surprise that books also had a big night at the Golden Globes. Today we are sharing the books that were the Real MVPs at the 76th Golden Globes ceremony.

A Very English Scandal by John Preston

A Very English Scandal Book Cover

In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe was a rising star of the Liberal Party on trial for conspiracy to commit murder. It was the first time a British politician stood trial for a murder charge. The adaptation brought home a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

When one of the world’s deadliest assassins murders an influential Russian politician, she draws the attention of an MI6 agent who is tasked to find the responsible assassin. The book was adapted into the critically acclaimed BBC series, Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh who won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

First Man The Life of Neil A Armstrong Book Cover

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the surface of the moon and a subsequent American hero. Hansen explores Armstrong’s complex legacy as both individual and astronaut. The movie First Man took home a Golden Globe for Best Original Score.

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Tish and Fonny plan to marry, but Fonny is falsely accused of crime and imprisoned, and  their families must fight to clear Fonny’s name. Regina King portrays Tish’s mother, Sharon Rivers, in the adaptation and won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Object Book Cover

Fresh from the psych ward, Camille Preaker is on a troubling assignment in her hometown covering the murders of two young girls. She must unravel the puzzle of her own past in order to get the story and survive this homecoming. Sharp Objects won a 2019 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

Ultimate Fallout #4 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli (Artist)

After the death of Peter Parker, the world is introduced to Miles Morales who picks up the mantle of Spider-Man. Miles entered the cinematic world in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History by Maureen Orth

Vulgar Favors The Assassination of Gianni Versace Book Cover

The complete story of Andrew Cunanan and the victims he left along the way during his murderous rampage that ended with the death of designer giant, Gianni Versace. The book was the basis for Season 2 of American Crime Story and took home Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film and Best Miniseries or Television Film.

The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

As Joan and Joseph Castleman fly to Helsinki for Joseph to receive a prestigious award, Joan, who has spent forty years focusing on Joseph’s career over her own literary talents, has finally decided she is done. At the 76th Golden Globes, Glenn Close won Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for playing the role of Joan Castleman in the adaptation of The Wife.

Your Turn

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