At last night’s BAFTA Awards in London, Irish Production Company, and member of Screen Producers Ireland, Element Pictures won 7 BAFTA awards for their co-production, The Favourite.
Speaking about the awards, Screen Producers Ireland CEO Elaine Geraghty said:
“This is a tremendous achievement for Element Pictures. Bringing home 7 BAFTA awards, including Outstanding British Film, Best Actress for Olivia Colman and Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz is a wonderful result for the team. All of the member companies of SPI are thrilled for our colleagues in Element Pictures.”
"Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney spent 20 years guiding this project from initial development to production to release, and they have had their belief in the story justified. ‘The Favourite’ is an excellent example of the importance of early development funding in a project alongside committed and determined producers.”
“With every award that ‘The Favourite’ wins, a worldwide spotlight shines on the Irish independent production industry and the many talented people who work in it. Our producers, crew and talent continue to create world class content.”
“Congratulations to all the Element Pictures team and best wishes from all in SPI for the Oscars on February 24th.”