Last night, winners of the 2016 Golden Globes were announced at a star-studded gala at the The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. As always, adaptation of books we’re celebrated, including The Martian (winner of Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy) and Wolf Hall (winner of Best Television limited series or motion picture made for television), along with Carol, The Danish Girl, Brooklyn and Room. Though we were disappointed that Emma Donoghue didn’t bring home the award for Best Screenplay for her very own re-telling of the bestselling novel, we were very excited to see Brie Larson win Best Actress for the film.
Brie’s speech started “from the beginning”, by thanking Emma Donoghue for writing Room. That, along with her her adorable friendship with co-star Jacob Tremblay and her impeccable performance as Ma is enough to make her our favourite actress of 2016.
But the Golden Globes are not the only award news to celebrate today. This morning, the American Library Association announced their picks for the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults, including the highly acclaimed Caldecott, Newbery and Printz awards. See below for some highlights.
Matt de la Pena won the John Newbery Medal for Last Stop on Market Street. The John Newbery Medal celebrates the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
Lindsay Mattick and Sophie Blackall won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. The Caldecott Medal celebrates the most distinguished picture book for children.
Rita Williams-Garcia on the Coretta Scott King Book Award for Gone Crazy in Alabama. The Scott King book award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults. Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier, is the King Illustrator Book winner.
Laura Ruby won the Michael L. Printz Award for Bone Gap. The Printz award celebrates excellence in literature written for young adults.
We’re also SO happy to see Becky Albertalli win the William C. Morris Award for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The William C. Morris Award celebrates a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens, and Becky couldn’t be more worthy.