Irish producer Ed Guiney reacts to 10 Oscar nominations for film The Favourite

This year's Oscar nominations have been revealed and scooping the joint top nomination spot is Irish produced film, The Favourite.

Irish producer Ed Guiney reacts to 10 Oscar nominations for film The Favourite

Ed Guiney, producer of film for Element Pictures, gave his first reaction to the news on Ray D'Arcy's Radio One show this morning.

Ed Guiney
Ed Guiney

I was up at twenty past five with Andrew watching the announcement... we were optimistic but you never want to be too confident. We thought we'd get a few, it was great to get that many

Ed Guiney told Ray that the idea for The Favourite has been going around for more than 10 years. He spoke of director Yorgas Lanthimos and that they have had a relationship going back 10 years when they had initially sent him the script for The Favourite, 'we've a long history with him'.

He also said it was great for fellow Dubliner Robbie Ryan who shot the film for his nod for 'Best Cinematography'.

More in this Section

Where are the cast of Friends now?Where are the cast of Friends now?

Why is Friends – still – so popular?Why is Friends – still – so popular?

Motsi Mabuse casts critical eye over sister’s performance on StrictlyMotsi Mabuse casts critical eye over sister’s performance on Strictly

Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard make immediate impact on Strictly Come DancingSaffron Barker and AJ Pritchard make immediate impact on Strictly Come Dancing


Lifestyle

Yvonne Young, group assistant director of nursing, University of Limerick Hospitals Group and National Sepsis TeamWorking Life: Yvonne Young, group assistant director of nursing

More From The Irish Examiner