Awards season is one of my favourite times of the year, all the glamorous red carpet looks, celebrity interactions and the celebration of some extraordinary performances and craftsmanship are everything to me, so when I saw this tag I knew that it was a must! Not only does this tag combine two of my favourite things, but it gives me with the opportunity to rave and praise some of my favourite reads! I will admit I have tweaked a few of the questions but I will leave a link to the original post here! If you’ve done this tag then please leave a link in the comments as I always love reading other peoples answers.
Best Actor: Best Male Protagonist – Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses. Maas has the incredible ability of creating these characters that you just adore! I’d happily read a book about him and his band of friends running around doing errands, he’s just perfect!
Best Actress: Best Female Protagonist – Delilah Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic. She is one of my new favourites, her wit, strong-minded mentality and habit of getting herself into trouble makes her an ideal protagonist for Schwab’s wildly exhilarating adventure.
Best Cinematography: Best Plot Twist – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. This will always be my most unexpected plot twist so it deserves this award. I’m now reminiscing about how good this series was and I might have to pick it up again soon.
Best Costume Design: Best Book Cover – Crescent City by Sarah J Maas. In all honesty all of her covers are always stunning but this has to be one of my new favourites. From the colour scheme to the intricate detail, this cover is beautiful and will be displayed proudly on my bookshelf soon. Nevernight by J Kristoff is also a favourite as the simplicity paired with the detailed and subtle hints in the silhouette of Mr Kindly is gorgeous.
Best Supporting Actress and Actor: Best Male and Female Sidekick – Haymitch from The Hunger Games and Hermione from Harry Potter. Both of them play such an important role in our heroes journey and without them its very likely they wouldn’t have survived.
Best Original Screenplay: Most Unique Plot/World – Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson or The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I couldn’t decide between the two of them so its joint award. The whole concept about burning metals in Sanderson’s Mistborn series is so interesting and the entire plot is just epic. Similarly, The Night Circus is a truly captivating adventure that is also beautifully magical.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix) or Catching Fire (Lionsgate). These two films are prime examples of how you adapt a beloved book properly! Everything about these films are perfect, from the casting to the adapted storyline, everyone take note!
Best Director: Best Author – Just based on the books I’ve read in the past year, I’m going to have to award this honour to Jay Kristoff. I fell utterly in love with his Nevernight series and his writing which is beautifully crafted and filled with unique and descriptive metaphors that come to life on the page.
Best Visual Effects: Best Action in a Book – Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I remember reading all the fight scenes on the edge of my seat. They were all wonderfully choreographed and had a heart-racing intensity that is hard to achieve. I know I constantly go on about this series but it is incredible, trust me!
Best Musical Score: Best Music in a book-to-movie adaptation – Does Pirates of the Caribbean count? If not then the Narnia soundtrack is again once of my favourites and both are ideal for essay/book writing!
Best Picture: Best Stand-Alone – Circe by Madeline Miller. Last year, I finally gave into the hype surrounding this book and let me say that everything said about this book is true, it is a wonderfully original and captivating read that explores the shadows of villainized women Greek Mythology.
Best Documentary: Best Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction – A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Didion has such as beautifully unique way of writing and invites her readers into the darkest depths of her mind and soul as she comes to turn with grief. She’s had such an extraordinary life and it’s been a privilege reminiscing about her time at Vogue, motherhood and just how fabulous she is.
Best Ensemble – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo or A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas or Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I couldn’t pick just one, all these books have such amazing characters with equally amazing interactions and relationships. There ‘s just something about a group of characters coming together to form a dysfunctional family that I just love!
Rising Star Award: A writer you’ve discovered this year – V. E Schwab. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover Schwab and her incredible series, and I hope to read more of her work this year.