Adapting a book into the movie is one big task as the makers have to tell a 1000 pages story in the span of two-three hours. That makes it a herculean task for the writers and thus, the Academy honours the writers of best Adapted Screenplays with a dedicated category.
In this edition of 92nd Academy Awards, a total of five films got nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay Award. They are Joker, The Irishman, Little Women, Jojo Rabbit and The Two Popes. Among these tough contenders, Taika Waititi of Jojo Rabbit won the Oscar in this category. Taika was also the director and the actor of Jojo Rabbit.
Jojo Rabbit got inspired from the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens. Jojo Rabbit is the story of a kid who gets obsessed with Nazi ideology and has an imaginary friend in the form of Nazi founder Adolf Hitler.
After receiving this award, Waititi thanked his mother for giving him the book on which he made this film. He dedicated the award to all indigenous kids in the world who want to do art and write and dance and who are the original storytellers. Taika Waititi is the one who directed mainstream film Thor: Ragnarok in the past.