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Book adaptations among AACTA nominees

A number of book adaptations are among the nominees for this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

The film The Dressmaker, adapted from Rosalie Ham’s novel of the same name (Duffy & Snellgrove), received 12 nominations, including best film.

Also nominated for best film are Holding the Man, adapted from Tim Conigrave’s memoir of the same name (Penguin), and Paper Planes, an original screenplay that was subsequently adapted into a children’s book by screenwriter and author Steve Worland.

In the television categories, the ABC TV’s The Secret River, based on Kate Grenville’s novel (Text), received eight nominations, including best telefeature or mini series.

ABC TV’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Series 3, based on Kerry Greenwood’s ‘Phryne Fisher’ series (A&U), is nominated for best TV drama series, and ABC3 TV’s Little Lunch (Walker Books), based on the children’s book series by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, is nominated for best children’s TV series.

The AACTA Awards, a continuum of the AFI Awards, will be announced on 9 December in Sydney. To see the full list of nominees, click here.


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