There was much to celebrate in Element Picture’s Dublin offices today as their latest film Room was nominated for an incredible four Academy Awards®.
Following her Golden Globe win on Sunday, lead actress Brie Larson continues to impress with another nomination while screenwriter Emma Donoghue was honoured with a nomination for best adapted screenplay. ROOM also secured a nomination in the hotly-contested best picture category and Lenny Abrahamson is up for best director.
[quote title=”Lenny Abrahamson – Director”]This is an incredible day for everyone involved inRoom. Thank you to the Academy for honoring us with four nominations — it’s beyond all our wildest dreams. It is a testament to everyone who gave so much of themselves to make this film happen. I am so proud of Emma Donoghue whose incredible novel started the journey, of Ed Guiney, my filmmaking other half who has been with me, driving the train, from the beginning, and to everyone at Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More Dublin, my filmmaking home, of the extraordinary Brie Larson and the prodigy that is Jacob Tremblay. Also love and thanks go to Stephen Rennicks, Nathan Nugent, Ethan Tobman and Danny Cohen, my filmmaking team. What a day for Irish cinema! I am so delighted.[/quote]
[quote title=”Ed Guiney – Producer”]We are truly ecstatic. To get 4 nominations from the Academy especially these categories is truly amazing and beyond our wildest dreams. I am especially pleased for Lenny’s director nomination. He has done such an extraordinary job and its so brilliantly deserved. We are so grateful to our amazing cast and crew and to all our partners and financiers including of course the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry.. And also it’s a landmark day for Irish cinema – 8 nominations in total including ourselves, Brooklyn and the short film Stutterer. Congrats to all. What a day.[/quote]
The 88th Oscars® will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.