‘Jojo Rabbit’ Scores the 2020 Oscar Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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The only thing better than a blockbuster movie is one that’s adapted from a novel, play, short story or TV series.

The 92nd annual Academy Awards took place tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and Jojo Rabbit took home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film was up against The Irishman, Joker, Little Women and The Two Popes. Joker leads the nominations this year with a whopping 11 nods total including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. The Irishman received 10 noms while Jojo Rabbit and Little Women both earned six. The Two Popes landed a respectable three nominations.

Last year, BlacKkKlansman took home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film edged out The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk and A Star Is Born.

The Academy first introduced the Best Adapted Screenplay category back in 1928. The most frequently adapted media are long-form prose (novels), but other adapted narrative formats include plays, musicals and other theatrical works, TV series and even foreign-language films.

Previous winners include Call Me by Your Name, Moonlight, The Big Short, The Imitation Game, 12 Years a Slave and Argo.

Congrats to everyone involved!

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