Six out of the ten 2016 Best Picture nominees were first books or newspaper articles.
The Big Short is the movie version of the book by Michael Lewis.
The Martian was first a book by Andy Weir. (7 nominations)
The Revenant is the movie version of the book by Michael Punke.
The Room is the only screenplay this year written by the author of the book, Emma Donoghue. (4 nominations)
Brooklyn was first a book by Colm Toibin. (3 nominations)
Spotlight is based on a series of newspaper articles that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe. (6 nominations)
Other nominated films based on literary works include The Danish Girl based on the book by David Ebershoff (4 nominations), 45 Years, the movie version of the short story In Another Country by David Constantine (1 nomination), Carol based on the book The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (6 nominations), Steve Jobs inspired by the biography by Walter Isaacson. (2 nominations)