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18th Feb 2018

Saoirse Ronan misses out but Three Billboards wins big at the BAFTAs

Rory Cashin

Good news and bad news for the Irish contingent.

While it is by no means set in stone, but Frances McDormand winning Best Actress at the BAFTAs on Sunday evening pretty much means that the Oscar is now hers to use.

McDormand’s performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was one of the five wins the movie picked up at the ceremony, which also included Best British Film (Film 4 was a major financial contributor), Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (for Sam Rockwell) and Best Film.

This could mean that the movie, written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), could be heading for some major wins on the Oscar night.

Saoirse Ronan’s Ladybird failed to pick up anything, but some of the other major big winners of the night included Guillermo Del Toro (Best Director for The Shape Of Water), Allison Janney (Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya), Gary Oldman (Best Actor for The Darkest Hour), and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) picked up the Rising Star award.

Now that is most of the other major awards ceremonies out of the way, we just have the Oscars themselves to look forward to, which take place on Sunday 4 March.

In case you missed them at the time, here are our chats with Sam Rockwell and Martin McDonagh:

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