11 December 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Irish Contingent Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018
22 Nov 2017 : Nathan Griffin
Nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday, November 21st and saw four Irish nominations for the ceremony in March.

This Irish nominations for this year’s awards included Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’, which earned him a nomination for Best Screenplay, Barry Keoghan was nominated for Best Supporting Male for his role in ‘Killing of a Sacred Deer’, and Saoirse Ronan was  nominated in the Best Female Lead category for her highly rated performance in ‘Lady Bird’. The fourth nomination went to ‘Lady MacBeth’ for Best International Film, which was produced by Oscar nominated producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly.

This year’s Spirit Award nominations saw Independent entertainment company, A24, enjoy the most nominations for the second year in a row with 17, followed by Sony Pictures Classics, which earned 13 predominantly from films ‘Call me by your name’ and ‘The Rider’. 'Lady Bird' earned 4 nominations, 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Misouri' earned 3 and 'Killing of a Sacred Deer' earned 2.

The Spirit Awards hold an impressive record of foretelling Oscar winners for a festival that only includes indie and low-budget movies. In fact, the festival has synced up with the Academy Awards Best Picture award for the past four years: Moonlight (2017); Spotlight (2016); Birdman (2015); 12 Years A Slave (2014). This comes with the festival qualifying restrictions that saw ‘La La Land’ frozen out of qualifying last year, as its budget exceeded $20 million. The Spirit Awards also synced up for Best Male Lead (Casey Affleck), Screenplay (Barry Jenkins), and Feature Documentary (O.J. Made in America).

The winners will be announced on March 3rd when the award ceremony airs live on IFC from the Santa Monica beach in California. The ceremony is set to be hosted for the second year, by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.




BREAKING NEWS
Aisling Franciosi Named as Ireland's EFP European Shooting Star 2019
Waddell Media Celebrates 30 Years of Programme Making in Belfast
IFTA Announces Strategic 5-year Development Plan (2019 – 2023)
Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner Picks Up Four Awards at the 2018 Emile Awards

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Morgan Bushe Talks 'The Belly of the Whale' with IFTN
'The Favourite' Wins 10 Awards at BIFA
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
IFTA Announces Strategic 5-year Development Plan (2019 – 2023)
10 Dec 2018 
Dakota Fanning Leads Cast as 'Sweetness In The Belly' Begins Production in Dublin
06 Nov 2018 
Screen Ireland Receives €2 Million Budget Increase for 2019
10 Oct 2018 
Screen Ireland Welcomes Continued Government Commitment to the Irish Film, Television and Animation Industries
09 Oct 2018 
EDITOR'S PICK
Element Pictures' 'The Favourite' Receives Five Golden Globe Nominations
Lee Cronin's 'The Hole in The Ground' Secures Distribution Sales in Multiple Territories
Allan Cubitt Talks 'Death & Nightingales' with IFTN
Three Identical Strangers' Tim Wardle and Michael Harte Talk with IFTN
CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter