The final decision has been taken Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson Award recognition in different acting categories – Farrell for lead actor and Gleeson for supporting actor – are promoted for their work. Martin McDonaghSearchlight movie of Banshees of Inishrein, The Hollywood Reporter learned separately.
The film, which garnered rave reviews and Oscar buzz after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (where it received a 12-minute standing ovation) and North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, centers on two best friends whose relationship suddenly ends. From one (Gleeson), the other (Farrell) causes a lot of trouble.
Some felt that both Farrell and Gleeson should be promoted as lead actors, but all parties weighed in and came to the conclusion that Farrell was the film’s lead and Gleeson supported less screen time. (This approach reduces the chance that the two will cancel each other out in the voting, a concern for other films where multiple performers potentially compete in the same category or including categories. The Woman King, The Fablemans And Women are talking.)
Neither Farrell, 46, nor Gleeson, 67, have previously been nominated for an Oscar. The two previously co-starred in another McDonagh film in 2008 in BrugesBoth received lead actor Golden Globe nominations for this.
It was announced Wednesday that Gleason will host Saturday Night Live For the first time on October 8, next InisherinReleased in limited theaters on October 21.