Sunday, 21 February 2010

Books in BAFTA...














It's the film award season again, and the preview to the Oscars, comes in the shape of the BAFTAs. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, will this evening present awards to the best actors, actresses, designers, composers and writers to honour the latest cinematic year. Many of this year's nominees, as with so many successful film franchises, find their roots in the literary world.

  • 'An Education' - based on 2009 memoir by Lynn Barber
Nominated for: Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor, Costume, Hair & Make-Up
  • 'Up in the Air' - based on 2001 novel by Walter Kirn
Nominated for: Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actor, Supporting Actress (twice), Editing
  • 'Precious' - based on 1996 novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Nominated for: Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress, Supporting Actress

Numerous others join the list, and as the stars arrive, everyone waits in anticipation to see whether they are justly rewarded.

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