- 22 Jan 19
Screen Ireland has issued a statement congratulating Irish filmmakers on their achievements following the Oscar nominations announcement.
Screen Ireland has issued a statement congratulating the Ireland-based teams behind The Favourite, Late Afternoon, and Detainment, as well as US-based sound-mixer Peter Devlin (Black Panther), following their Academy Awards nominations.
The Favourite, which was produced by Element Pictures, gained a whopping 10 nominations, including Best Cinematography for Irish director of photography Robbie Ryan's work. The Favourite also received 12 BAFTA nominations.
“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," said Screen Ireland chief executive James Hickey in the statement. "We are also particularly happy to see Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan garner a much deserved nomination for his work on the film."
Screen Ireland also congratulated those behind Late Afternoon and Detainment, which received nominations for Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film, respectively. Both shorts were produced in Ireland and Late Afternoon was partially funded by Screen Ireland.
"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," said Hickey.