Banshees of Inisherin wins big at Golden Globes
The Banshees of Inisherin won three major awards at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles.
The film won: best musical or comedy film, best screenplay and best comedy actor for its lead – Irish actor Colin Farrell.
“I never expect my films to find an audience, and when they do it’s shocking for me,” Farrell said.
The Banshees of Inisherin tells the story of two older men who have stopped talking after one of them abruptly ends their friendship.
The film reunites Farrell with director Martin McDonagh and co-star Brendan Gleeson. The trio had previously worked on the film In Bruges.
In a spirited speech, Farrell said: “Martin McDonagh, I owe you so much. You changed the trajectory of my life forever in ways that I, begrudgingly, will be grateful to you for the rest of my days.
British-Irish film director McDonagh won the prize for best screenplay for the same film. He joked he would “try not to leave it another 14 years” before working with the same team again.
“I put a lot of things in my way with this story,” he said in his acceptance speech. “I told this story in parts and parcels all through my career but I never had the courage to hit the story head-on.”
Golden Globes winners
Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical The Fabelmans was one of the big winners, scooping best drama film.
Abbott Elementary, Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon and satirical dark comedy The White Lotus were among the winners in the television categories.
Most of the winners collected their awards in person, despite fears that stars would skip the ceremony due to controversy surrounding the organisation behind the Globes.
Other big film winners included Everything Everywhere All at Once, which saw acting prizes for two of its stars, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan.
Austin Butler won best drama actor for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic.
Cate Blanchett won best drama actress for her performance in Tar but was not in LA to collect the award as she is shooting a production in the UK.
Other winners who were not at the ceremony included Kevin Costner and Zendaya, who won best TV drama actress for Euphoria.