Entertainment / January 11, 2023

“Banshees of Inisherin” take home three Golden Globe Awards

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Entertainment / January 11, 2023

“Banshees of Inisherin” take home three Golden Globe Awards

Words: Ellen Kenny

Irish actor Colin Farrell was among the winners at last night’s Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Ireland saw great success at yesterday’s Golden Globes, with “The Banshees of Inisherin” bringing three awards home. Colin Farrell took home the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, director Martin McDonagh was recognised for Best Screenplay and the film won in the Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture.

Accepting his award, Farrell thanked the cast and crew, as well as the locals of Inishmore and the Aran Islands, where “Banshees” was filmed.

Thanking director McDonagh, Colin said, “14 years ago you put me working with Brendan Gleeson… and you changed the trajectory of my life forever in ways that I, begrudgingly, will be grateful to you for the rest of my days.”

Farrell also thanked costar Brendan Gleeson for providing inspiration and praised actress Kerry Condon. Farrell also thanked costar Jenny the Donkey while reminding his other costar Barry Keoghan to not take “his Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and leave him with no breakfast”.

The real award for Farrell, however, has to be escorting “White Lotus” star Jennifer Coolidge to the stage as she won her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.

Keoghan and Gleeson and actress Kerry Condon were also nominated for their performances in “Banshees”, but lost to Ke Huy Quan and Angela Bassett respectively.

Keoghan, however, was among the winners for best dressed and won the award for most kisses received from actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Gleeson’s son, Domhnall Gleeson, was also nominated for his supporting role in the limited series “The Patient”, but lost to comedian Paul Walter Hauser.

The Golden Globe Awards are often an indicator for what’s to come at the Academy Awards, taking place on March 12, meaning we’ll likely see more Irish wins in the coming months.

Anyone in Ireland who didn’t stay up to watch the ceremony last night can catch up on RTÉ tonight from 21:05.

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