Film4 Receives 14 Nominations For The EE BAFTA Awards, Including 10 For Frontrunner THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Film4 are delighted to announce a total of 14 nominations for the 2023 EE BAFTA Awards, for LIVING, BRIAN AND CHARLES and frontrunner THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, all co-financed by Film4. Film4 commissioned and developed both Oliver Hermanus’ LIVING written by Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as BRIAN & CHARLES, based on the popular short by director Jim Archer and writers David Earl and Chris Hayward. BANSHEES marks the fourth 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 BAFTA and Academy Award-winning THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.
Ollie Madden and Daniel Battsek, Director and Chairman of Film4, commented “We at Film4 couldn’t be more proud of receiving 14 nominations for this year's BAFTAs. It is wonderful to see how THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, LIVING and BRIAN & CHARLES have resonated so strongly with voters and audiences alike this year. These nominations are a true reflection of what we stand for at Film4, giving a voice to new filmmakers while continuing to support talent like Martin throughout their careers.”
Following its recent success at the Golden Globes (with wins for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Colin Farrell and Best Screenplay for Martin McDonagh), Film4-backed THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN received a total of 10 nominations for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director and Original Screenplay for Martin McDonagh, Leading Actor for Colin Farrell, Supporting Actor nominations for both Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon, Original Score and Editing.
LIVING received 3 nominations - Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay for Kazuo Ishiguro and Leading Actor for Bill Nighy. Actress Aimee Lou Wood, who starred opposite Bill Nighy in the film, is also recognised with a nomination for the prestigious EE BAFTA Rising Star Award.
BRIAN AND CHARLES also picked up 1 nomination, for Outstanding British Film.
Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Having recently celebrated 40 years of film-making, Film4 has become renowned for developing and co-financing a wildly diverse slate of films and for working with, and discovering, the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, both new and established.
Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Florian Zeller’s The Father, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Rose Glass’s Saint Maud, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.
Film4’s recent releases include Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin, Oliver Hermanus’ Living, Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day, Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday, Michael Pearce’s Encounter, Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor, documentary The Real Charlie Chaplin from Peter Middleton and James Spinney, and Jim Archer’s Brian & Charles. Forthcoming titles include Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest, Steve McQueen’s Occupied City, Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men, Florian Zeller’s The Son and Soudade Kaadan’s Nezouh.