#Oscars: The Favourite scores 10 nominations joining Irish shorts Late Afternoon and Detainment at the 91st Academy Awards
Irish production company Element Pictures’ The Favourite leads the pack as it has been nominated for an incredible ten Academy Awards®. Louise Bagnall’s short film, Late Afternoon, and Vincent Lambe’s short Detainmentwere also nominated for Best Animated Short and Best Live Action Short respectively.
Following her Golden Globe win, lead actress Olivia Colman continues to impress with another nomination with best supporting actress noms for both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Dubliner Robbie Ryan was honoured with a nomination for cinematography and Yorgos Lanthimos is up for best director.
The Favourite also secured a nomination in the hotly-contested best picture category. This is Element Picture’s second best picture nomination at the Oscars, following their ROOM nomination 3 years ago. Element Pictures is the only Irish company to ever have secured two best picture nominations and with 10 nominations for The Favourite it is now the most nominated Irish film ever at the Oscars.
Other nominations were Original Screenplay for Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara ,Production Design for Fiona Crombie and Alice Fenton, Film Editing for Yorgos Mavropsaridi and Costume Design for Sandy Powell.
We are in LA and jet lagged so we were wide awake and ready to watch the awards at whatever ungodly hour it was. Its incredible to get this recognition – maybe because the film has been so challenging to pull together over such a long time its all the sweeter. Huge congratulations to all the nominees and we are especially delighted that Yorgos got the nod for director – more than with most movies, its all down to him. We are dying to get back to Dublin to celebrate with our gang at Element who have all been such brilliant fellow travellers on the journey. And of course huge gratitude to Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, Producers – The Favourite
Late Afternoon, written and directed by Louise Bagnall, sees an elderly woman as she drifts back through her memories; existing between two states—the past and the present. Starring Fionnula Flanagan, Late Afternoon is produced by Nuria González Blanco for Cartoon Saloon and was funded under the Screen Ireland and RTÉ funded Frameworks short film scheme. Bagnall’s credits as an animator include Song of the Sea and the Amazing World of Gumball. The film received its New York premiere at Tribeca last year, where it was awarded Best Animated Short, screening as part of a special animation programme curated by Whoopi Goldberg, Late Afternoon also won Best Animated Sequence in a Short Film at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh and took home an IFTA for Best Animated Short.
Vincent Lambe’s Detainmentis the story of two ten year-old boys who are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. The film is a true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993. The 30 minute short stars Ely Solan, Leon Hughes, Will O’Connell, and David Ryan. In addition to directing Lambe wrote and produced the film, with Darren Mahon and Robert Dwyer-Joyce as producers. It qualified for the Oscars by winning the Grand Prix HCA Award at the 43rd Odense International Film Festival.
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s memoir of childhood in 1970s Mexico City, also scored 10 nominations, including best film and best director for Cuarón. Bradley Coopers’ A Star is Born, starring Cooper and Lady Gaga, picked up 8 nominations, as did Adam McKay’s Vice, based on the life of Dick Cheney. Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther scored 7 nominations, including Best Picture. The Farrelly Brother’s Green Book secured 5 nominations, joining Bohemian Rhapsody. Damien Chazelle’s First Man and Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns received four.
On behalf of Screen Ireland, I would like to congratulate Element Pictures, Louise Bagnall and Robbie Ryan on today’s nominations. Irish film has been a consistent presence at the Academy Awards® over the last decade and this is the fifth ceremony in a row where Irish filmmaking talent has been front and centre.
The success of The Favourite has been a truly remarkable feat to witness this awards season and Screen Ireland is delighted to have worked with Ed and Andrew at Element, and of course Yorgos, on previous success stories, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. We are also particularly happy to see Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan garner a much deserved nomination for his work on the film.
We are also incredibly proud of Louise Bagnall and her nomination for the beautiful and poignant Late Afternoon co-funded by Screen Ireland. Irish short film has a fantastic track record at the Academy Awards® and for Late Afternoon to be among the line-up of five international animated shorts is a testament to the strength and creativity of the Irish animation industry. Louise undoubtedly has a successful career ahead of her and we are delighted to see her flying the flag for Irish creative female talent at this year’s awards. We wish Louise, Robbie Ryan and Element Pictures every success at next month’s ceremony. James Hickey, Chief Executive – Screen Ireland
The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Here is the full list of 2019 Oscar nominations:
Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice
Incredibles 2, Brad Bird Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden, David Fine Bao, Domee Shi Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas Weekends, Trevor Jimenez
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen , Ethan Coen BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins A Star Is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara First Reformed, Paul Schrader Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly Roma, Alfonso Cuarón Vice, Adam McKay
Cold War, Lukasz Zal The Favourite, Robbie Ryan Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel Roma, Alfonso Cuarón A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique
Best Documentary Feature:
Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross Minding the Gap, Bing Liu Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki RBG, Betsy West, Julie Cohen
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Black Sheep, Ed Perkins End Game, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi
Best Live Action Short Film:
Detainment, Vincent Lambe Fauve, Jeremy Comte Marguerite, Marianne Farley Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen Skin, Guy Nattiv
Best Foreign Language Film:
Capernaum (Lebanon) Cold War (Poland) Never Look Away (Germany) Roma (Mexico) Shoplifters (Japan)
BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis Vice, Hank Corwin
Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst First Man, Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl Roma, Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay
Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody First Man Roma A Star Is Born
Black Panther, Hannah Beachler First Man, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas The Favourite, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez
BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
All The Stars from Black Panther by Kendrick Lamar, SZA I’ll Fight from RBG by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman Shallow from A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs by Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson
Makeup and Hair:
Border Mary Queen of Scots Vice
Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter The Favourite, Sandy Powell Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne
Avengers: Infinity War Christopher Robin First Man Ready Player One Solo: A Star Wars Story