Awards & Nominations for The Favourite and The Breadwinner!
14 December 2018

Awards & Nominations for The Favourite and The Breadwinner!

The Favourite is winning awards and nominations everywhere it goes! Following the film's 10 BIFA awards, Element Pictures’ production The Favourite continues on its award path with Golden Globe nominations including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and a Best Actress nomination for Olivia Colman in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress noms for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented ‘These nominations are a brilliant tribute to the team behind The Favourite including our director Yorgos Lanthimos and our incredible cast and crew. They will also really help spur the positive box office in the US and beyond.'

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in an incredible performance, the film has also achieved 14 nominations in the Critics’ Choice awards! The Favourite is up for Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Director; Best Original Screenplay; Best Actress; Best Comedy Actress for Colman, Best Supporting Actress for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and Best Ensemble Cast. 

These awards mark The Favourite as a major Oscar contender! The film was supported in its early development by MEDIA Single project funding. Opens in Ireland on 01 January, 2019. 


Congratulations to the Cartoon Saloon team who picked up four Emile awards at the European Animation Awards for The Breadwinner! 

  • Best Direction in a Feature Film for Nora Twomey 
  • Best Storyboard in a Feature Film
  • Best Background and Character Design in a Feature Film
  • Best Character Animation in a Feature Film 

The Breadwinner was supported by Creative Europe MEDIA's  Sales Agents scheme. The film opens in China on 11 January, 2019.