At last night’s BAFTA Awards in London, Irish Production Company Element Pictures, won seven BAFTA awards for their co-production, The Favourite.
The film, living up to its name, is about Queen Anne and the two women vying for her affections.
Among the wins was Production Design, a nod to the cinematographer of the film, Dubliner Robbie Ryan.
After the awards, the company took to Twitter on behalf of producers, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe.
Following tonight's @BAFTA wins Element Pictures’ @EdGuiney & @andrewmlowe commented “We are so pleased for all our wonderful cast and crew whose talent was rightly recognised by BAFTA tonight...— Element Pictures (@ElementPictures) February 10, 2019
We are most proud that BAFTA recognised THE FAVOURITE as Outstanding British Film and are most grateful to everyone who supported us on the long journey to getting this film made, in particular our friends at Film4 and Fox Searchlight" #EEBAFTAs #Thefavourite pic.twitter.com/PQFLqUlU2o— Element Pictures (@ElementPictures) February 10, 2019
Screen Producers Ireland CEO Elaine Geraghty had this to say following the wins:
“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.”
The movie also received the most number of Oscar nominations this year.