Irish creatives Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Day-Lewis and Martin McDonagh could be in for a good night soon having all been nominated for the 2018 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
Irish American Saoirse Ronan has been nominated in the category of Leading Actress for her role in Lady Bird - a coming of age movie about a teenager attending Catholic school in California. The film was briefly the best reviewed movie of all time and allowed Ronan to beat off competition from Dame Judi Dench and Helen Mirren to win the Best Actress award at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Sir Daniel Day-Lewis has been tipped as the likely winner of in the Best Actor category for his part in the film Phantom Thread in which he plays a high society dressmaker in the London of the 1950s.
London Irishman Martin McDonagh’s movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is nominated in the category of Best Film. The black comedy deals with the fallout of a grieving mother’s decision to purchase three billboard advertisements in the wake of the police’s inability to find who killed her daughter.
None of the trio are strangers to the BAFTAs: Ronan first received a nominated in 2008 for her role in Atonement and subsequent nominations were made for her performances in The Lovely Bones and Brooklyn.
Sir Daniel has won four times in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role, first for My Left Foot in 1990 and most recently for his performance as Abraham Lincoln in the acclaimed biopic Lincoln.
McDonagh has work has also been nominated several times but so far only won once in 2009 when In Bruges was declared the Best Original Screenplay.