The Irish Film Board has congratulated Irish co-productions Brookyln and Room on their wins at last night’s BAFTA Awards. The John Crowley directed Brooklyn picked up the award for Outstanding British Film, while Room‘s leading lady Brie Larson won Best Actress for the Lenny Abrahamson film.

[quote title=”James Hickey – Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Chief Executive”]Congratulations to the entire team behind the Irish films Brooklyn and Room on picking up prestigious BAFTA Awards last night. For Brooklyn, financed as an Irish-UK-Canadian co-production, to win Outstanding British Film is a huge achievement. The film has become a global hit taking over US$34 million and counting worldwide and over €10 million at the Irish/UK Box Office. We’re also delighted to see Brie Larson’s performance in Room pick up the Best Actress Award. Lenny Abrahamson’s deeply moving film is currently on release in Ireland and has taken over  €1 million at the Irish box office and over $11 million in the US. I’m very proud of both films and I am delighted to see that audiences all over the world are engaging with these stories told by Irish filmmakers and Irish storytellers.[/quote]Irish Film: IFB Chief James Hickey lauds Irish winners at the 2016 BAFTAs

Elsewhere Kate Winslet won her third BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs. She thanked her Irish co-star Michael Fassbender for his role in the film. “You led us through this. I don’t know how you did this. I could watch you every day and be completely blown away.”

The Revenant lead the pack with five wins including Best Film, Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, and Best Director for Alejandro G. Inarritu. Inarritu thanked Irish star Domhnall Gleeson in his speech, saying that he found his name almost impossible to pronounce. Mad Max: Fury Road won four awards, all in the technical categories, for Costume Design, Makeup and Hair, Production Design, and Editor.

Room and Brooklyn will compete for seven Academy Awards between them on February 28th.

Brooklyn is produced by Parallel Films and Wildgaze Films and Room is produced by Element Picture. Both films were funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and are currently on release in Irish cinemas.

FULL WINNERS LIST:

BEST FILM

The Revenant – Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

DIRECTOR

The Revenant – Alejandro G. Inarritu

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

LEADING ACTOR

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

LEADING ACTRESS

Brie Larson, Room

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

ORIGINAL MUSIC

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson

COSTUME DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

MAKEUP & HAIR

Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin

SOUND

The Revenant – Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montano, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Wild Tales – Damian Szifron

DOCUMENTARY

Amy – Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

ANIMATED FILM

Inside Out – Pete Docter

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Brooklyn – John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Naji Abu Nowar (Writer/Director) Rupert Lloyd (Producer) Theeb

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

Edmond – Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy

BRITISH SHORT FILM

Operator – Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC)

John Boyega

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