Adaptations win at AACTA Awards 2017
The 2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards have been announced, with many of the awards going to book-to-screen adaptations.
The feature film adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s memoir Lion (Penguin) swept the evening, with 12 wins from 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay among others.
In the television category, the adaptation of Eliott Perlman’s novel Seven Types of Ambiguity (Penguin) picked up five awards, including Best Lead Actor in Television Drama for Hugo Weaving’s performance, Best Direction and Best Screenplay, and miniseries Wake in Fright (Kenneth Cook, Text) won two.
Little Lunch, the children’s television series based on Danny Katz and Mitch Vane’s children’s series of the same name (Walker Books), won for Best Children’s Television Series.