A literary guide to the Golden Globes – Los Angeles Times

The nominees for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday morning, and although the focus is on achievements in television and film, there’s no reason for book lovers to feel left out.

Many of this year’s nominated movies and shows were based on books. So if you’re more at home in a library or a bookstore than a movie theater, you’re likely to find some reading material to curl up with while the rest of your family is gathered around the television set.

“Arrival” (actress in a motion picture, drama): Amy Adams plays a linguist, mourning the death of her young daughter, who helps the U.S. Army translate symbols used by aliens who have suddenly come to Earth. The movie is an adaptation of “Story of Your Life,” the Nebula Award-winning novella by author Ted Chiang.

“Elle” (motion picture, foreign language; actress in a motion picture, drama): Armenian French author Philippe Djian won the Prix Interallié literary prize for his novel “Oh…”, which forms the basis for this Paul Verhoeven-directed thriller about a woman who stalks the man who raped her. Isabelle Huppert stars.

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