Bookish Academy Awards 2019

It’s the season of awards, so how can our bookish community be left behind. I have done a version of this last year too (click here) and I had so much fun, so when I saw this year’s slightly modified version on Jasmine’s blog, I just had to do it. Do checkout Jasmine’s Reading for more wonderful bookish posts.

The tag was originally created by BOOKadoodles.

Best Actor:
“Best Male Protagonist”

Captive Prince / Prince’s Gambit / King’s Rising

There’s no easy way to pick favorites but I’ll choose the protagonists from the Captive Prince trilogy – Damon and Laurent. They go through such wonderful character development through the series that they are my top picks for this award.

Best Actress:
“Best Female Protagonist”

Another one that is not easy to choose, but I’m gonna go with Mia from Nevernight – the badass assassin and Hazel from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – the quirky adorable grade school teacher ; both these ladies are completely unapologetic about who they are and how they want to live.

Best Cinematography:
“Best Plot Twist”

I read quite a few action/adventure/suspense novels this year but nothing can beat the plot twists in When Death meets the Devil and Why the Devil Stalks Death. This series is just full of twists and turns and cliffhangers that will blow anyone’s mind.

Best Costume Design:
“Best Book Cover”


Lots of gorgeous looking books I read but one cover that matches the story perfectly and is as beautiful as the writing is Autoboyography.

Best Supporting Actress and Actor:
“Best Male and Female Sidekicks/Supporting characters”

My favorite male side character has to be Inspector Vale from The Invisible Library series and I especially enjoyed reading more of his investigative exploits in The Mortal Word. As for the women, it took me some time to narrow down but I really enjoyed Johanna’s perspective from The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy – she is both feminine and has a scientific mind and I loved how comfortable she was in balancing both the sides.

Best On-Screen Kiss:
“Best Couple/Romance”


Choosing OTP’s is always the toughest and Jaime and Ryan from Him will always be special (and I’ve gone on about them many many times on my blog). But another couple who really left a mark on me last year were Logan and Tate from the Temptations series.

Best Original Screenplay:
“Most Unique Plot/World”


There is only one answer for this and it’s Foundryside. I will never stop talking about the most unique worldbuilding in this series.

Best Adapted Screenplay:
“Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation” OR “A book that should be adapted into a film”


I have watched a few adaptations this year, but my favorite has to be Love, Simon because it was absolutely adorable.

Best Animated Feature:
“A book that would work well in an animated format” OR “Best Graphic Novel” OR “Best Children’s Book”

2018 was also the year I discovered graphic novels and they have been a revelation. While Check Please was a lot of fun to read, Fence is a favorite because I’m very invested in the whole fencing team’s story now.

Best Director:
“A writer you discovered for the first time”


I just did a post on the huge number of amazing authors I discovered last year, but one I missed is Layla Reyne. I binge read two of her series which gave me three wonderful couples and I still can’t choose between Aiden-Jamie and Nic-Cam.

Best Short Film:
“Best Novella” or “Short Book”


It has to be The Summer Palace – it’s essentially an extended epilogue to King’s Rising and one that I really needed. It was beautiful to see Damon and Laurent in lovebirds mode.

Best Picture:
“Best Stand-Alone”


The Nowhere Girls. It is definitely one of best YA books I’ve ever read and one I think everyone should pick up.

Best Documentary:
“Best Historical Fiction” OR “Best Non-Fiction”


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – the book that finally made me believe that I could enjoy historical fiction too.

Best Original Soundtrack:
“Best Audio book” or “Best Book in Verse”

The audiobook that really cemented my love for the format is Him, obviously thanks to the wonderful narrators Jacob Morgan and Teddy Hamilton. And the one book that’s written in verse and is also an excellent emotional audiobook is The Poet X.

Best Foreign Film:
“Best diverse author” OR “Best book with Diverse Representation”

2018 was a great year for me in terms of reading diverse books and two of them which featured a widely diverse cast of characters that left an impression on me were Not Your Sidekick and Running with Lions.

I Tag: Sorry for the late tag my friends..

Tanvi @ A Reader to Whatever End

Nandini @ Unputdownable Books

Shalini @ Book Rambler

Gayatri @ Elgee Writes

Shruti @ This is Lit

Dany @ Dany’s Book Blog

So, these are my awards…!!!! Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them too? Feel free to do this tag if you want to choose your own award winners and link back to me so I can checkout all your answers!!!  

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