YA adaptations ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Love, Simon’ briefly featured at the Oscars

‘The Hate U Give’ and ‘Hunger Games’ star Amandla Stenberg also took the stage with Rep. John Lewis.


While film adaptations of YA books weren’t nominated for any awards, they were still briefly present during the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony Sunday night.

‘Love, Simon,’ ‘The Hate U Give’ and ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ were part of an opening montage that showcased clips from movies released last year. ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ — whose preceding title won an academy award for Best Costume Design — was notably absent from said montage.

Leading actress of ‘The Hate U Give’ Amandla Stenberg, who has starred in ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘The Darkest Minds,’ also took the stage alongside Georgia congressman Rep. John Lewis to introduce a short featurette on ‘Green Book,’ which took home the award for Best Picture.

It was a big night for ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ director Alfonso Cuarón as well. Cuarón’s film ‘Roma’ snagged top awards for Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director.

We wonder which YAlit connections we’ll see during next year’s award ceremony? 🤔

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