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19th Feb 2018

Three billboards appear outside Leitir Mealláin, Connemara in honour of Martin McDonagh’s huge BAFTA win

Michael Lanigan

It’s safe to assume nobody is planning to torch these just yet.

After his third feature film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picked up five awards at the BAFTAs on Sunday night (18 February), director Martin McDonagh has been honoured with three billboards of his own outside his father’s hometown in Leitir Mealláin, Connemara, County Galway.

The billboards are in Gaelic and read “Comhghairdeas Martin McDonagh”, “Réalt Mór Leitir Mealláin” and “Réalt Mór Hollywood”, which translates to “Congratulations Martin McDonagh, big star of Leitir Mealláin, big star of Hollywood”.

Three Billboards… won Best British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (for Sam Rockwell) and Best Film.

The film has also received seven nominations at the upcoming Oscar Awards, which are set to take place on Sunday 4 March, including Best Actress for Frances McDormand, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson and Best Original Screenplay.

In case you missed it at the time, here is our exclusive chat with Martin McDonagh:

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