Irish Film The Favourite Lands Five Golden Globes Nominations

a person wearing a black dress © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland An Irish-produced film has been nominated for five awards at the 2019 Golden Globes.

The Oscar buzz is building around The Favourite, which landed 10 gongs at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) last weekend, and the film has now been honoured at the Golden Globes.

It is the latest release by director Yorgos Lanthimos — a longtime collaborator with Irish production company Element Pictures — and was nominated in the following categories:

#TheFavourite has been nominated for 5 @goldenglobes including Best Picture, Best Actress Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress Rachel Weisz, Best Supporting Actress Emma Stone, and Best Screenplay!

— The Favourite (@the_favourite) December 6, 2018

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay, Best Actress nomination for Olivia Colman in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comed and Best Supporting Actress nominations for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

The film charts the later years of Queen Anne, and the internal politics of her court, it was also shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin.

It stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.

Emma Stone, Olivia Colman posing for the camera © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The Favourite sees Element team up with visionary director Lanthimos for the third time, after working together on The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Element has previously received Golden Globe nominations for Room and The Guard, as well as The Lobster. The Favourite lands in Irish cinemas on January 1, 2019.

To further Irish interest in the 2019 Golden Globes, Caitriona Balfe is also in the running for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series — Drama for Outlander.

> Saoirse Ronan, who was competing for best-drama actress with her title role in the upcoming film Mary Queen of Scots, missed out on a nomination

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