Vincent Lambe

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Olivia Colman holds her award for Actress in a Leading Role for ‘The Favourite’ during the 91st annual Academy Awards. Photograph: EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Olivia Colman pulled off the biggest of several shocks at the 2019 Oscars when she won best actress for the Irish production The Favourite. Peter Far(...)

Who will win the best picture Oscar?

Between the writing of this piece and its publication, the Academy will, no doubt, have suggested settling best actress with a nude mud-wrestling matc(...)

James Stewart in ‘Rear Window’: Hitchcock’s film is on the Leaving Cert syllabus, btu exactly about the film is being studied

The Oscar muck-up continues as anticipated. Last week, John Bailey, president of the Academy, appeared to confirm that: “four categories – Cinematogra(...)

Ely Solan plays Jon Venables as a panicked, confused child. Leon Hughes makes something colder and more devious of Robert Thompson

“I never imagined that being the most-hated man in Britain would be so time-consuming,” Vincent Lambe sighs. “I have emails piling up that I can’t get(...)

A surveillance camera shows the abduction of Jamie Bulger (2), in February 1993. Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, based on the abduction and its aftermath, has been nominated for an Academy Award. Photograph: BWP Media via Getty Images

In Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, Jon Venables, a 10-year-old boy, is about to be questioned in relation to the horrific murder of two-year-ol(...)

The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos’s film, starring Olivia Colman, is the most nominated Irish production in Oscar history

The Favourite could hardly have done better With 10 mentions, Yorgos Lanthimos’s historical comedy The Favourite – produced by Element Pictures in Du(...)

Oscars 2019: A Star is Born seems likely to score nominations in most major categories. Photograh: Warner Bros.

For a few weeks late last summer it looked as if the coming year’s Academy Awards would be much taken up with speculation about the “Academy Award for(...)