Film4 have received a total of 11 nominations for the 95th Academy Awards. THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, received 9 nominations, and there were a further 2 nominations for LIVING, with both titles backed and co-financed by Film4.
Film4 commissioned and developed Oliver Hermanus’ LIVING, which received nominations in the following categories: Actor in a Leading Role (Bill Nighy) and Writing ‒ Adapted Screenplay (Kazuo Ishiguro)
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN is nominated in the following categories: Best Picture, Directing (Martin McDonagh), Writing ‒ Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Farrell), Actress in a Supporting Role (Kerry Condon), Actor in a Supporting Role (Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan), Music ‒ Original Score (Carter Burwell) and Film Editing (Mikkel E.G. Nielsen)
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN marks the fifth collaboration between Martin McDonagh and Film4, who supported his short film SIX SHOOTER (2004), and then backed his next three features IN BRUGES, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS and the Academy Award and BAFTA winning THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.
Ollie Madden and Daniel Battsek, Director and Chairman of Film4, commented: To say it’s a thrill for Film4 backed titles to receive 11 nominations for the Academy Awards would be an understatement, and the whole team are feeling incredibly proud following the announcement. The journey bringing both THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN and LIVING to the screen was very special, and we’re delighted that they’re each getting such well deserved recognition.