If the Oscars Went to YA Books: 2024 Edition

It’s officially film awards season! The Oscars are happening on March 10th. Of course, there are always lots of great movies and creators nominated for awards. As someone who doesn’t watch a lot of movies, I’m back again adapting the awards for YA books. There are always a lot of great books to choose from! The American Library Association also recently announced their youth media awards, so check out some of those award winning teen books here.

Without further ado, I present to you the 2024 YA Oscar Awards! Each category includes a winner and two runners up.

Best Book (Best Picture)

Winner: Imogen, Obviously

Only This Beautiful Moment

The Wicked Bargain

Most Popular Author (Best Director)

Winner: Rick Riordan

Suzanne Collins

Leigh Bardugo

Best Main Character (Best Actor/Actress)

Winner: Wren Martin Ruins It All

The Sun and the Star

Miles Morales: Suspended

Best Supporting Characters (Best Supporting Actor/Actress)

Winner: Heartstopper Volume 5

Spy x Family, Volume 9

Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything

Best Debut Novel (Best Original Screenplay)

Winner: All the Fighting Parts

They Hate Each Other

Saints of the Household

Best Adaptation (Best Adapted Screenplay)

Winner: Heartstopper

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Best World Building (Best Cinematography)

Winner: Threads That Bind

Divine Rivals

The Buried and the Bound

Best Graphic Novel (Best Animated Feature Film)

Winner: The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich (A Graphic Novel)


The Infinity Particle

Best Nonfiction (Best Documentary)

Winner: America Redux

Family Style

Impossible Escape

Best Cover (Best Costume)

Winner: Warrior Girl Unearthed

In Limbo

Dear Medusa

Best Novel in Translation (Best Foreign Language Film)

Winner: Pardalita

Fire From the Sky

Never Tell Anyone Your Name

Best Short Story Collection (Best Short Film)

Winner: The Collectors

Mermaids Never Drown

Cool. Awkward. Black