Hollywood's awards season continues to celebrate Western alumna Emma Donoghue.
Donoghue has been nominated for an Academy Award, in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay, for the page-to-screen adaptation of her acclaimed novel Room. Other nominees in the category include The Big Short, screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Brooklyn, screenplay by Nick Hornby; Carol, screenplay by Phyllis Nagy; and The Martian, screenplay by Drew Goddard.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 88th annual Oscars this morning. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations, including for best picture. However, Room proved to be one of the biggest surprises of the morning, scoring additional nominations for Best Picture, Director and Actress.
The movie, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on Sept. 4. Since then, it received the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Widely recognized for her works of fiction, Donoghue's work is known for its depth of historical and psychological research. She has written, and continues to write, works of fiction, drama and literary history and is well known for international bestseller Room (2010) and Slammerkin (2000). Her works have been translated into more than 40 languages and Donoghue has earned her living as a writer since the age of 23.
Her Room screenplay was also nominated for a Golden Globe, but Donoghue lost Best Screenplay to Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs.
The Academy Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 28.