The Favourite

#IrishFilm: Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite secures five Golden Globe nominations

Element Pictures’ production The Favourite continues on its award path with Golden Globe® nominations across five leading categories including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and a Best Actress nomination for Olivia Colman in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress noms for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

Irish actor Caitriona Balfe also scored a nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama for her lead role in Outlander.

This follows Golden Globe nominations for previous Element productions including The GuardRoom and The Lobster.

These nominations are a brilliant tribute to the team behind The Favourite including our director Yorgos Lanthimos and our incredible cast and crew. They  will also really help spur the positive box office in the US and beyond. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, Founders – Element Pictures

The Favourite has been a critical and festival hit since it premiered on the Lido in Venice in August where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and Olivia Colman won Best Actress. Last  weekend the film dominated the BIFA’s (British Independent Film Awards) with a record-breaking 10 awards on the night. It is currently performing strongly at the US box office where it had the highest per screen average on its opening weekend  since La La Land, two years ago.

These nominations come on the back of rave reviews from US press including The New York Times  (‘wildly entertaining’), USA Today (‘an abundantly entertaining gem’), The Los Angeles Times (‘a devious delight’), The Wall Street Journal (‘sizzling hot’) and Rolling Stone (‘a bawdy, brilliant triumph’).

The Favourite stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin. It will be released in Ireland in January 2019 through Fox Searchlight.

The Favourite is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

The 76th annual Golden Globe® awards will take place on, January 6th, 2019.


Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, Vice

Claire Foy, First Man

Regina king, If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns

Viggo Mortinson, Green Book

Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun

John C Riley, Stan And Ollie

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Olivia Coleman, The Favourite

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Charlize Theron, Tully

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Nicole Kidman, Destroyer

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Favourite

Green Book


Mary Poppins Returns

Crazy Rich Asians

Best Motion Picture, Drama


If Beale Street Could Talk

Black Panther

A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Adam McKay, Vice

Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture


The Favourite

If Beale Street Could Talk


Green Book

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

A Quiet Place

Isle of Dogs

Black Panther

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

All The Stars, Black Panther 

Girl In the Movies, Dumpling

Requiem for a Private War, A Private War

Revelation, Boy Erased

Shallow, A Star is Born

Best Foreign Language Film


Girl, Belgium

Never Look Away



Best Motion Picture, Animated

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse



Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Connie Britton, Dirty John

Laura Dern, The Tale

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal 

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Henry Winkler, Barry

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Kristen Bell, The Good Place

Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown

Alison Brie, Glow

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Sasha Baren Cohen, Who Is America?

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader, Barry

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Jim Carrey, Kidding

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona BalfeOutlander

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Julia Roberts, Homecoming

Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Stephan James, Homecoming

Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Billy Porter, Pose

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel




Best TV Series, Drama

The Americans



Killing Eve


Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Escape at Dannemora

Sharp Objects

A Very English Scandal