- 15 Feb 16
Last night saw Brooklyn scoop the award for Outstanding British Film while Irish-produced Room’s leading lady won Best Actress
Last night saw the Irish take over the BAFTAs with co-productions Brooklyn and Room bringing home the goods.
Brooklyn, the Nick Hornby adaptation of the Colm Toibín novel of the same name, won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.
On the red carpet before the event, Saoirse Ronan talked about the film's success:
‘We didn't expect it to become quite as big as it has done but I can understand why people relate to it in the way they do.’
Nick Horby shared the Irish actress’s surprise at the huge international success the movie had become saying, “You have to sort of pinch yourself really to think that it's made it all the way through to this."
That wasn’t the only accolade for the Irish film industry either as the Irish produced Room saw its leading lady Brie Larson win the BAFTA for Best Actress.
In the latest issue of Hot Press , we spoke to Room producer Ed Guiney on the unforeseen universal impact of Room:
"How a parent protects their child creates a world for them - and then in a sense saves the child, and then the child saves the mother. It's a very life-affirming film."
Read more from Ed Guiney’s interview with Hot Press here: