British book adaptations receive BAFTA nominations

British book adaptations receive BAFTA nominations

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a film both produced and written by Harry Potter author J K Rowling, has been nominated for five British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, including Best British Film.

The film - based on the book of the same name published with Bloomsbury in 2001 - was nominated in categories of Outstanding British Film, Production Design, Special Visual Effects, Sound and Costume Design. The screenplay is published by Little, Brown.

Novelist M R Carey, also a Little, Brown author, was personally nominated for a BAFTA in the Outstanding Debut category for his script for zombie thriller "The Girl with all the Gifts", which film stars actress Gemma Arterton in the lead role. He shares the nomination with the producer Camille Gatin. Carey's novel The Girl with All the Gifts, is published by sci-fi and fantasy imprint Orbit.

A Little, Brown spokesperson said: "It’s a great start to what will be another great year for Mike: 'The Girl with all the Gifts' is out on DVD on 23rd January, and The Boy on the Bridge –  his novel set in the same world as The Girl with all the Gifts – is out in May from Orbit."

"Nocturnal Animals", a film inspired by the book by Austin Wright and originally published as Tony and Susan (Atlantic), was nominated for five awards, while its director Tom Ford is up for Best Director and actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Best Actor and Supporting Actor respectively. The film appeared in categories for Best Cinematography, Editing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music and Make Up and Hair.

Emily Blunt was nominated Best Actress for her role in "The Girl on the Train", the film adaption of Paula Hawkins' runaway success of the same name published by Transworld.