Irish films Calm With Horses and Wolfwalkers score BAFTA nominations 2 months ago

Irish films Calm With Horses and Wolfwalkers score BAFTA nominations

Irish stars Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar have been nominated for their roles in Calm With Horses.

Irish film Calm With Horses has received four nominations at this year's BAFTA film awards, while Wolfwalkers is up for best animated film.

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Set in Ireland and produced by Irish company Element Pictures and Screen Ireland - alongside Film4 Productions - the crime drama has been nominated in the outstanding British film and casting categories.

Meanwhile, Westmeath's Niamh Algar picked up a nod in the supporting actress category for her work on the film, as did Dublin's Barry Keoghan in the supporting actor category.

Wolfwalkers, produced by Irish studio Cartoon Saloon, will face Pixar films Onward and Soul in the animation bracket.

Elsewhere, Nomadland and Rocks received the most BAFTA nominations with seven each.

They are followed by The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman, all of which were nominated in six categories.

Set in rural Ireland, Calm With Horses centres on an ex-boxer, played by Cosmo Jarvis, who has become a feared enforcer for a drug-dealing family.

When his ruthless employers - one of whom is played by Keoghan - order him to kill for the first time, his loyalties are tested.

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Wolfwalkers is about a young apprentice hunter and her father who journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack.

Yet everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumoured to transform into wolves by night.

The awards ceremony will take place virtually on Sunday 11 April and will be broadcast on the BBC.

For the full list of BAFTA nominations, see here.