Three billboards: John Bhaba Jeaic Ó Conghaíle at the tribute to Martin McDonagh. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Martin McDonagh has long been celebrated in his second home in south Connemara, and now a Gaeltacht community has erected three billboards to honour (...)

Director Martin McDonough, Pete Czernin, Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and Graham Broadbent with the Bafta for best film. Photogaph:  Ian West/PA

Best film WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Shape of Water Best director WINNER: Guil(...)

Producer Peter Czernin, British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh  and British producer Graham Broadbent (right) pose with their awards for Outstanding British Film for the film  at the Baftas at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won best film at the British Academy of Film and Television awards (Bafta) at the Roya(...)

Saoirse Ronan attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California, the US. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

You wouldn’t guess that Saoirse Ronan carried the expectations of a nation on her narrow shoulders. The art of being Saoirse is, perhaps, the art of n(...)

Iftas 2018: full list of award winners
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  • February 15, 2018, 22:19

Best Film Michael Inside Best International Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Drama Game of Thrones Best Actress: Film Saoirse Ro(...)

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’: “deliberately messy and difficult”.

Much in the same way that a candidate may be vetted before a big convention, so too have this year’s nominees for the best picture Oscar been subject (...)

Saoirse Ronan, will win for ‘Lady Bird’.  Reuters/Mike Blake

The Irish Film and Television Awards have had a torrid time of it over the last few awards seasons. Four years ago, after a ceremony swollen with tech(...)

Martin McDonagh: Irish critics have been more tolerant of his deliberate dialling up of national stereotypes in his celebrated plays. Photograph:  Kris Connor/Getty Images

We got there a bit sooner this year. In the later stages of the 2017 awards season, as a certain musical appeared to be strolling towards best picture(...)

This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan in a scene from "Lady Bird." Ronan was nominated for an Oscar for best actress on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4.  (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)

THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER FOR THE IRISH Have we got blasé about Saoirse Ronan’s record at these awards already? Only one other female actor has scored (...)

Last year’s race for best picture at the Oscars was the most unpredictable in half a century. We just didn’t know it was the most unpredictable until (...)

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