The Revenant Receives 12 Academy Award Nominations

By Maryann Yin Comment

The Revenant, a film adaptation directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, has earned twelve academy Academy Award nominations. John Krasinski, an actor, joined Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, to make the announcement early this morning.

The movie, based in part on Michael Punke’s 2015 novel, stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role of Hugh Glass. We’ve embedded the official trailer above–what did you think of the film?

The pieces recognized in the Best Picture category included a number of adapted books. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of books adapted into this year’s Best Picture-nominated films.

Free Samples of Books Adapted into Best Picture Nominees

The Revenant by Michael Punke

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

The Martian by Andy Weir

Room by Emma Donoghue