Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose make CAMEO awards shortlist

Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose make CAMEO awards shortlist

This Is Going To Hurt, Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose are among the film, TV, stage and audio adaptations shortlisted for this year’s Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO) awards.

Judges from across the entertainment industry nominated three titles in four different categories for the third annual ceremony. The winners will be announced on 11th March at an event in White City House, west London, launching the 2019 London Book & Screen Week festival.

In the book to audio category, Random House Audiobooks was nominated for La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (Penguin & David Fickling), Macmillan Digital Audio for Adam Kay’s This is Going To Hurt (Picador) and Orion Publishing Group for The Holy Vible by Elis James and John Robins (Trapeze).

For TV adaptations, Russell T Davies’ version of A Very English Scandal by John Preston (Penguin) got the nod along with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s series "Killing Eve", based on Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings (John Murray) and David Nicholl’s reworking of Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose (Picador).

In film, the movie of Disobedience by Naomi Alderman (Viking), The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (Virago) and Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman (Atlantic) were all nominated.

In the final category, book to stage, the shortlist was made up of The Old Vic’s adaptation of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Walker), Henry Fillouz-Bennett’s version of Toast by Nigel Slate (Harper Perennial) and Rona Munro adapting My Name is Lucy Burton by Elizabeth Strout (Viking).

Jacks Thomas, director of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, said: “This year’s shortlist demonstrates how books remain an extraordinarily rich source of material for some of this year’s most celebrated films, TV programmes, theatre productions and audio downloads. Books, and the view into others’ worlds they offer, never go out of fashion and it is fantastic to see these great examples of their influence on, and successful collaborations with, other brilliant creative industries.”

Last year’s awards saw wins for the movie of Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (Penguin), the stage version of Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, Audible’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins) and the TV series of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Picador).