Bookish Academy Awards 2020

Dear book-lovers,

About a month ago we had Oscars and during this time I have seen a couple of Bookish Academy Awards videos on YouTube and then Sahi @ My World of Books in her post tagged anyone who liked it, so I decided to do this bookish tag as well. The creator of this wonderful tag is BOOKadoodles.

To make this post more fun, I will have three nominees (presented in alphabetic other) for each category and then announce the winner, however, a book cannot win in more than one category, and only books that I have read in 2019 are eligible for this award ceremony.

*Note. Click on the image of the book and it will take you to its Goodreads’ page.

Bookish Academy Awards Categories


Best Actor – Best Male Protagonist

Nominees:
Cardan from The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
Jase Ballenger from Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #2) by Mary E. Pearson
Lucas Thatcher from Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

the wicked king    vow of thieves    anything you can do

vow of thievesWinner of the best male protagonist:
Jase Ballenger from Vow of Thieves – 5 stars
(Dance of Thieves #2)
by Mary E. Pearson


Best Actress – Best Female Protagonist

Nominees:
Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller
Jude from The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
Kazi from Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #2) by Mary E. Pearson

daughter of the pirate king    the wicked king    vow of thieves

daughter of the pirate kingWinner of the best female protagonist:
Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King – 5 stars
(Daughter of the Pirate King #1)
by Tricia Levenseller


Best Cinematography – Best Plot Twist

Nominees:

Feather    the wicked king    the winner's kiss

the wicked kingWinner of the best plot twist:
The Wicked King – 5 stars
(The Folk of the Air #2)
by Holly Black


Best Costume Design – Best Book Cover

Nominees: Just look at these gorgeous covers

a curse so dark and lovely - bright and big pic   ash princess   lady smoke rose petal graves    serpent and dove   SmokeAndKey

Winner: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer 

a curse so dark and lovely - bright and big picWinner of the best book cover:
A Curse So Dark and Lonely – 4.25 stars
(Cursebreakers #1)
by Brigid Kemmerer


Best Supporting Actress and Actor – Best Male and Female Sidekick

Nominees (male):
Asher from Feather (Angels of Elysium #1) by Olivia Wildenstein
Jacks from Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber
Nikolai Lantsov from Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Feather    finale    siege and storm

finaleWinner of the best male side character:
Jacks from Finale – 4.75 stars
(Caraval #3)
by Stephanie Garber

Nominees (female):
Artemisia from Ash Princess (Ash Princess #1) by Laura Sebastian
Edith McKnight from Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey
Josie from Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

lady smoke    arrogant devil    hotshot doc

lady smokeWinner of the best female side character:
Artemisia from Lady Smoke – 4.5 stars
(Ash Princess #2)
by Laura Sebastian


Best Original Screenplay – Most Unique Plot/World

Nominees:

dream keeper    Feather    finale    illuminae    the stone's heart    vow of thieves

illuminaeWinner of the most unique plot/world:
lluminae – 4.25 stars
(The Illuminae Files #1)
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Best Adapted Screenplay – Best Book-to-TV Show Adaptation

Nominees:

game of thrones    his dark materials    the witcher

the witcherWinner: This one was hard because I loved Game of Thrones till the moment I saw the last couple of episodes. The ending of GOT was just so disappointing, that I had to make the winner for the best book-to-TV show adaptation The Witcher.


Best Animated Feature – A book that would work well in animated format

Nominees:

SmokeAndKey   the girl king    THE HAUNTING OF ELMWOOD MANOR 2

SmokeAndKeyWinner of the best book that would work well in animated format:
Smoke and Key – 3.5 stars
by Kelsey Sutton


Best Director – A writer you discovered for the first time

Nominees:
In contemporary romance – J. Nathan and Lauren Layen
In dark and twisted romance – Duo of J.L. Beck and Cassandra Hallman
In historical romance – Mimi Matthews
In YA fantasy – Laura Sebastian, Shelby Mahurin and Tricia Levenseller

Winner: Tricia Levenseller

Tricia Levenseller


Best Visual Effects – Best Action in a Book

Nominees:

daughter of the siren queen    illuminae    the stone's heart

daughter of the siren queenWinner of the best action in a book:
Daughter of the Siren Queen – 4.75 stars
(Daughter of the Pirate King #2)
by Tricia Levenseller


Best Short Film – Best Novella or Short Book

Nominees:

a holiday by gaslight    next to never    the lost sisters

next to neverWinner of the best novella:
Next to Never – 5 stars
(Fall Away #4.5)
by Penelope Douglas


Best Picture – Best Stand-Alone

Nominees:

anything you can do    coldhearted boss    the fox and the hound

coldhearted bossWinner of the best stand-alone:
Coldhearted Boss – 5 stars
by R.S. Grey


Best Documentary – Best Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction

Nominees:

a convenient fiction    a holiday by gaslight    the matrimonial advertisment

the matrimonial advertisment Winner of the best historical fiction:
The Matrimonial Advertisement – 4.5 stars
(Parish Orphans of Devon #1)
by Mimi Matthews


I decided to add couple of categories of my own.

Best foreign language film – Best Book Written by Non American Author (person who wasn’t born in America and who also lives outside America, so American-Asian or American POC authors do not count) or a book originally written in other language than English. So in this category the book could be written in English in the case that the author was born in UK, Ireland, Canada or Australia and not living in America or the book can be originally written in Russian, German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish or any other language. Also the book itself can be set in America.


Best foreign language film – Best Not American Author Book or a Book Originally Written in Other Language than English.

Nominees:
Defective (The Virgin Hunt Games #1) by Mel Teshco – Australian author
Feather (Angels of Elysium #1) by Olivia Wildenstein – born in UK and now lives in Switzerland
Of Wolves and Witches (Arcane Arts Academy #1) by Elena Lawson – Canadian author

defective    Feather    of wolves and witches

FeatherWinner of the best not American book:
Feather – 5 stars
(Angels of Elysium #1)
by Olivia Wildenstein


The other category will be Best Original Song – Best Book Debut, for a debut book of this year, so in this case a debut book that was published and read in 2019. I read in 2019  several debut books from other years, however, they are not eligible for this award, only debuts from 2019 count.


Best Original Song – Best Book Debut of 2019

Nominees: I read only 4 debut books from 2019, so not many options for this one

serpent and dove    the girl king    THE HAUNTING OF ELMWOOD MANOR 2

serpent and doveWinner of the best book debut of 2019:
Serpent & Dove – 5 stars
(Serpent & Dove #1)
by Shelby Mahurin


Here you go, these were my Bookish Awards 2020 for books that I read in 2019. I’m not tagging anyone this time, because Academy Awards happened like a month ago. However, if you liked this post (I personally enjoyed writing it a lot 😉) and still want to do it, then consider yourself tagged by me 😉 Also if you are interested to see the list of my favourite books read in 2019 then you can check them out here.

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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