2023 Academy Awards: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is the top nominee

January 24, 2023

by Carla Hay

Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Photo by Allyson Riggs/A24)

With 11 nominations, A24’s sci-fi/action film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is the top contender for the 95th annual Academy Awards, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023. ABC will have the live U.S. telecast of the show, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Netflix’s German-language World War I drama “All Quiet on the Western Front” and Searchlight Pictures’ 1920s Irish comedy/drama “The Banshees of Inisherin” garnered nine nominations each. All three films are nominated for Best Picture, a category that—for the first time in Oscar history—is now required to have no less than 10 nominations per year.

The other nominations for Best Picture for the 2023 Academy Awards are 20th Century Studios’ sci-fi epic “Avatar: The Way of Water,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Elvis,” Universal Pictures’ drama “The Fabelmans,” Focus Features’ drama “TÁR,” Paramount Pictures’ action film “Top Gun: Maverick,” Neon’s comedy/drama “Triangle of Sadness” and Orion Pictures’ drama “Women Talking.”

The Academy Awards (or Oscars) are voted on and presented by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The 95th annual televised Oscar ceremony will be headed by executive producers/showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner and executive producer Molly McNearney.

Snubs and Surprises

Columbia Pictures’ action film “The Woman King,” which has been getting nominations (mostly for lead actress Viola Davis) at other awards shows, was completely shut out of the Oscar nominations. Also getting snubbed was Danielle Deadwyler, who has been getting nominated elsewhere for her lead actress performance in the Orion Pictures drama “Till,” which failed to get any Oscar nominations. And although James Cameron got a Best Picture nod for being a producer of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” he missed out on getting a Best Director nomination for the movie, even though he’s been nominated for Best Director at most other major award shows.

Surprises included a Best Actress nomination for Andrea Riseborough of the Momentum Pictures drama “To Leslie,” which has not been getting nominated at any other major award shows. “All Quiet on the Western Front” received nine Oscar nominations, which has never happened before for a German-language film. The only other major award show that has given “All Quiet on the Western Front” several nominations is the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), which bestowed 14 nominations on the movie. “Triangle of Sadness” also made it

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2023 Academy Awards:

Best Picture

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Malte Grunert, Producer

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

“Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers

“The Fabelmans,” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers

“Tár,” Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers

“Triangle of Sadness,” Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers

“Women Talking,” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

Best Director 

Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 

Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”) 

Todd Field (“Tár”) 

Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)

Best Lead Actor

Austin Butler (“Elvis”) 

Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 

Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) 

Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”) 

Bill Nighy (“Living”) 

Best Lead Actress

Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) 

Ana de Armas (“Blonde”) 

Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”)

Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”) 

Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best Supporting Actor

Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 

Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”) 

Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”)

Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 

Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) 

Hong Chau (“The Whale”) 

Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 

Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 

Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best Adapted Screenplay

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Written by Rian Johnson

“Living,” Written by Kazuo Ishiguro

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks

“Women Talking,” Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Best Original Screenplay

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Written by Martin McDonagh

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

“The Fabelmans,” Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner

“Tár,” Written by Todd Field

“Triangle of Sadness,” Written by Ruben Östlund

Best Cinematography 

“All Quiet on the Western Front”, James Friend

“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” Darius Khondji

“Elvis,” Mandy Walker

“Empire of Light,” Roger Deakins

“Tár,” Florian Hoffmeister

Best Film Editing

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

“Elvis,” Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Paul Rogers

“Tár,” Monika Willi

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Eddie Hamilton

Best Original Score 

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Volker Bertelmann

“Babylon,” Justin Hurwitz

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Carter Burwell

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Son Lux

“The Fabelmans,” John Williams

Best Sound

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges

“The Batman,” Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson

“Elvis,” David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

Best Original Song 

“Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman,” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler

“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR,” Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose  

“This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne 

Best Animated Feature Film 

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

“The Sea Beast,” Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

“Turning Red,” Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Best International Feature Film 

“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany) 

“Argentina, 1985” (Argentina) 

“Close” (Belgium)

“EO” (Poland) 

“The Quiet Girl” (Ireland) 

Best Documentary Feature Film 

“All That Breathes,” Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov

“Fire of Love,” Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

“A House Made of Splinters,” Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström

“Navalny,” Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová

“The Batman,” Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

“Elvis,” Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti

“The Whale,” Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

Best Costume Design 

“Babylon,” Mary Zophres

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Ruth Carter

“Elvis,” Catherine Martin

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Shirley Kurata

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” Jenny Beavan

Best Production Design 

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole

“Babylon,” Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino

“Elvis,” Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn

“The Fabelmans,” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Best Visual Effects

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett

“The Batman,” Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

Best Documentary Short Film 

“The Elephant Whisperers,” Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

“Haulout,” Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev

“How Do You Measure a Year?” Jay Rosenblatt

“The Martha Mitchell Effect,” Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison

“Stranger at the Gate,” Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

Best Animated Short Film

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

“The Flying Sailor,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

“Ice Merchants,” João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano

“My Year of Dicks,” Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon

“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,” Lachlan Pendragon

Best Live Action Short Film

“An Irish Goodbye,” Tom Berkeley and Ross White

“Ivalu,” Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan

“Le Pupille,” Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

“Night Ride,” Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen

“The Red Suitcase,” Cyrus Neshvad

2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ are the top nominees

January 10, 2023

Editor’s note: Searchlight Pictures’ comedy/drama “The Banshees of Inisherin” and A24’s sci-fi/comedy/drama “Everything Eveywhere All at Once” lead all contenders, with five nominations each.

The following is a press release from the Screen Actors Guild:

Nominees for the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced this morning by Ashley Park (“Emily in Paris”) and Haley Lu Richardson (“The White Lotus”) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced by SAG Awards® Committee Members Jason George and Elizabeth McLaughlin with an introduction by SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher. A replay of today’s announcement is available for viewing on instagram.com/sagawards. For a complete list of the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations and fast facts, please visit the SAG Awards Press Kit page: https://sagawards.org/media/newsinfo/press-kit.

One of awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards annually celebrates the outstanding motion picture and television performances from the previous calendar year (SAG Awards Eligibility Period: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022). Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA with 122,600 eligible voters. Final voting opens on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and closes at Noon PT on Friday, Feb. 24.

The 29th Annual SAG Awards will be broadcast live on Netflix’s YouTube channel, YouTube.com/Netflix, Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. As announced this morning, the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will stream live on Netflix globally beginning in 2024 thanks to a new multi-year partnership between Netflix and the SAG Awards.

About the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be executive produced by Jon Brockett and produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. For more information about the SAG Awards® and the latest updates, follow the SAG Awards on social (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok), online at sagawards.org, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #sagawards.

The Motion Picture Nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
AUSTIN BUTLER / Elvis – “ELVIS”
COLIN FARRELL / Pádraic Súilleabháin – “THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN”
BRENDAN FRASER / Charlie – “THE WHALE”
BILL NIGHY / Williams – “LIVING”
ADAM SANDLER / Stanley Sugerman – “HUSTLE”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Lydia Tár – “TÁR”
VIOLA DAVIS / Nanisca – “THE WOMAN KING”
ANA de ARMAS / Norma Jeane – “BLONDE”
DANIELLE DEADWYLER / Mamie Till-Mobley – “TILL”
MICHELLE YEOH / Evelyn Wang – “EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
PAUL DANO / Burt Fabelman – “THE FABELMANS”
BRENDAN GLEESON / Colm Doherty – “THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN”
BARRY KEOGHAN / Dominic Kearney – “THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN”
KE HUY QUAN / Waymond Wang – “EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE”
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Charlie Cullen – “THE GOOD NURSE”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ANGELA BASSETT / Ramonda – “BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER”
HONG CHAU / Liz – “THE WHALE”
KERRY CONDON / Siobhán Súilleabháin – “THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN”
JAMIE LEE CURTIS / Deidre Beaubeirdra – “EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE”
STEPHANIE HSU / Joy Wang/Jobu Topaki – “EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

BABYLON
JOVAN ADEPO / Sidney Palmer
P.J. BYRNE / Max (Ruth’s Asst. Director)
DIEGO CALVA / Manny Torres
LUKAS HAAS / George Munn
OLIVIA HAMILTON / Ruth Adler
LI JUN LI / Lady Fay Zhu
TOBEY MAGUIRE / James McKay
MAX MINGHELLA / Irving Thalberg
BRAD PITT / Jack Conrad
MARGOT ROBBIE / Nellie LaRoy
RORY SCOVEL / The Count
JEAN SMART / Elinor St. John
KATHERINE WATERSTON / Estelle

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
KERRY CONDON / Siobhán Súilleabháin
COLIN FARRELL / Pádraic Súilleabháin
BRENDAN GLEESON / Colm Doherty
BARRY KEOGHAN / Dominic Kearney

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
JAMIE LEE CURTIS / Deirdre Beaubeirdra
JAMES HONG / Gong Gong
STEPHANIE HSU / Joy Wang/Jobu Tupaki
KE HUY QUAN / Waymond Wang
HARRY SHUM JR. / Chad
JENNY SLATE / Big Nose
MICHELLE YEOH / Evelyn Wang

THE FABELMANS
JEANNIE BERLIN / Hadassah Fabelman
PAUL DANO / Burt Fabelman
JUDD HIRSCH / Uncle Boris
GABRIEL LaBELLE / Sammy Fabelman
DAVID LYNCH / John Ford
SETH ROGEN / Bennie Loewy
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Mitzi Fabelman

WOMEN TALKING
JESSIE BUCKLEY / Mariche
CLAIRE FOY / Salome
KATE HALLETT / Autje
JUDITH IVEY / Agata
ROONEY MARA / Ona
SHEILA McCARTHY / Greta
FRANCES McDORMAND / Scarface Janz
MICHELLE McLEOD / Mejal
LIV McNEIL / Neitje
BEN WHISHAW / August
AUGUST WINTER / Melvin

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
THE BATMAN
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
THE WOMAN KING

The Television Program Nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
STEVE CARELL / Alan Strauss – “THE PATIENT”
TARON EGERTON / James Keene – “BLACK BIRD”
SAM ELLIOTT / Shea Brennan – “1883”
PAUL WALTER HAUSER / Larry Hall – “BLACK BIRD”
EVAN PETERS / Jeffrey Dahmer – “DAHMER – MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
EMILY BLUNT / Cornelia Locke – “THE ENGLISH”
JESSICA CHASTAIN / Tammy Wynette – “GEORGE & TAMMY”
JULIA GARNER / Anna Delvey – “INVENTING ANNA”
NIECY NASH-BETTS / Glenda Cleveland – “DAHMER – MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY”
AMANDA SEYFRIED / Elizabeth Holmes – “THE DROPOUT”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
JONATHAN BANKS / Mike Ehrmantraut – “BETTER CALL SAUL”
JASON BATEMAN / Marty Byrde – “OZARK”
JEFF BRIDGES / Dan Chase – “THE OLD MAN”
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman – “BETTER CALL SAUL”
ADAM SCOTT / Mark Scout – “SEVERANCE”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
JENNIFER COOLIDGE / Tanya McQuoid-Hunt – “THE WHITE LOTUS”
ELIZABETH DEBICKI / Princess Diana – “THE CROWN”
JULIA GARNER / Ruth Langmore – “OZARK”
LAURA LINNEY / Wendy Byrde – “OZARK”
ZENDAYA / Rue Bennett – “EUPHORIA”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ANTHONY CARRIGAN / Noho Hank – “BARRY”
BILL HADER / Barry – “BARRY”
STEVE MARTIN / Charles-Haden Savage – “ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING”
MARTIN SHORT / Oliver Putnam – “ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING”
JEREMY ALLEN WHITE / Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto – “THE BEAR”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
CHRISTINA APPLEGATE / Jen Harding – “DEAD TO ME”
RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Miriam “Midge” Maisel – “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL”
QUINTA BRUNSON / Janine Teagues – “ABBOTT ELEMENTARY”
JENNA ORTEGA / Wednesday Addams – “WEDNESDAY”
JEAN SMART / Deborah Vance – “HACKS”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
BETTER CALL SAUL
JONATHAN BANKS / Mike Ehrmantraut
ED BEGLEY JR. / Clifford Main
TONY DALTON / Lalo Salamanca
GIANCARLO ESPOSITO / Gus Fring
PATRICK FABIAN / Howard Hamlin
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
RHEA SEEHORN / Kim Wexler

THE CROWN
ELIZABETH DEBICKI / Princess Diana
CLAUDIA HARRISON / Princess Anne
ANDREW HAVILL / Robert Fellowes
LESLEY MANVILLE / Princess Margaret
JONNY LEE MILLER / John Major
FLORA MONTGOMERY / Norma Major
JAMES MURRAY / Prince Andrew
JONATHAN PRYCE / Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
ED SAYER / Equerry
IMELDA STAUNTON / Queen Elizabeth II
MARCIA WARREN / Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
DOMINIC WEST / Prince Charles
OLIVIA WILLIAMS / Camilla Parker Bowles

OZARK
JASON BATEMAN / Marty Byrde
NELSON BONILLA / Nelson
JESSICA FRANCES DUKES / Special Agent Maya Miller
LISA EMERY / Darlene Snell
SKYLAR GAERTNER / Jonah Byrde
JULIA GARNER / Ruth Langmore
ALFONSO HERRERA / Javi Elizonndro
SOFIA HUBLITZ / Charlotte Byrde
KEVIN L. JOHNSON / Sam Dermody
KATRINA LENK / Clare Shaw
LAURA LINNEY / Wendy Byrde
ADAM ROTHENBERG / Mel Sattem
FELIX SOLIS / Omar Navarro
CHARLIE TAHAN / Wyatt Langmore
RICHARD THOMAS / Nathan Davis
DAMIAN YOUNG / Jim Rattelsdorf

SEVERANCE
PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Harmony Cobel
MICHAEL CHERNUS / Ricken Hale
ZACH CHERRY / Dylan George
MICHAEL CUMPSTY / Mr. Graner
DICHEN LACHMAN / Ms. Casey
BRITT LOWER / Helly Riggs
ADAM SCOTT / Mark Scout
TRAMELL TILLMAN / Seth Milchick
JEN TULLOCK / Devon Hale
JOHN TURTURRO / Irving Bailiff
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN / Burt Goodman

THE WHITE LOTUS
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM / Bert Di Grasso
PAOLO CAMILLI / Hugo
JENNIFER COOLIDGE / Tanya McQuoid-Hunt
ADAM DiMARCO / Albie Di Grasso
MEGHANN FAHY / Daphne Sullivan
FEDERICO FERRANTE / Rocco
BRUNO GOUERY / Didier
BEATRICE GRANNÒ / Mia
JON GRIES / Greg Hunt
TOM HOLLANDER / Quentin
SABRINA IMPACCIATORE / Valentina
MICHAEL IMPERIOLI / Dominic Di Grasso
THEO JAMES / Cameron Sullivan
AUBREY PLAZA / Harper Spiller
HALEY LU RICHARDSON / Portia
ELEONORA ROMANDINI / Isabella
FEDERICO SCRIBANI / Giuseppe
WILL SHARPE / Ethan Spiller
SIMONA TABASCO / Lucia
LEO WOODALL / Jack
FRANCESCO ZECCA / Matteo

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY
QUINTA BRUNSON / Janine Teagues
WILLIAM STANFORD DAVIS / Mr. Johnson
JANELLE JAMES / Ava Coleman
CHRIS PERFETTI / Jacob Hill
SHERYL LEE RALPH / Barbara Howard
LISA ANN WALTER / Melissa Schemmenti
TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS / Gregory Eddie

BARRY
SARAH BURNS / Det. Mae Dunn
D’ARCY CARDEN / Natalie
ANTHONY CARRIGAN / Noho Hank
TURHAN TROY CAYLAK / Akhmal
SARAH GOLDBERG / Sally Reed
NICK GRACER / Yandar
BILL HADER / Barry
JESSY HODGES / Lindsay
MICHAEL IRBY / Cristobal
GARY KRAUS / Police Chief Krauss
STEPHEN ROOT / Monroe Fuches
HENRY WINKLER / Gene Cousineau

THE BEAR
LIONEL BOYCE / Marcus
LIZA COLÓN-ZAYAS / Tina
AYO EDEBIRI / Sydney Adamu
ABBY ELLIOTT / Natalie “Sugar” Berzatto
EDWIN LEE GIBSON / Ebraheim
COREY HENDRIX / Sweeps
MATTY MATHESON / Neil Fak
EBON MOSS-BACHRACH / Richard “Richie” Jerimovich
JEREMY ALLEN WHITE / Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto

HACKS
CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS / Marcus Vaughan
PAUL W. DOWNS / Jimmy LuSaque Jr.
HANNAH EINBINDER / Ava Daniels
MARK INDELICATO / Damien
JEAN SMART / Deborah Vance
MEGAN STALTER / Kayla Schaeffer

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING
MICHAEL CYRIL CREIGHTON / Howard Morris
CARA DELEVINGNE / Alice Banks
SELENA GOMEZ / Mabel Mora
JAYNE HOUDYSHELL / Bunny
STEVE MARTIN / Charles-Haden Savage
MARTIN SHORT / Oliver Putnam
ADINA VERSON / Poppy White

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
ANDOR
THE BOYS
HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER
STRANGER THINGS

2023 Golden Globe Awards: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ are the top winners

January 10, 2023

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

Tyler James Williams, Chris Perfetti, Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lisa Ann Walter in “Abbott Elementary” (Photo by Prashant Gupta/ABC)

With three awards each, the Searchlight Pictures comedy/drama “The Banshees of Inisherin” and the ABC comedy series “Abbott Elementary” were the top winners at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards, which were presented at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 10, 2023. NBC had the U.S. telecast of the show, which was livestreamed on Peacock. Jerrod Carmichael was the host of the ceremony. The Golden Globe Awards are voted for and presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” a movie about fractured friendship between two men in 1923 Ireland, won the awards for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (for Colin Farrell); and Best Screenplay (for Martin McDonagh). “Abbott Elementary,” a series about an underfunded elementary school in Philadelphia, won the Golden Globes for Best Comedy Series; Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy (for Quinta Brunson); and Best Supporting Actor Television (for Tyler James Williams).

Other multiple winners, with two awards each, were Universal Pictures’ “The Fabelmans” (Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Director, for Steven Spielberg); A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, for Michelle Yeoh; Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, for Ke Huy Quan); and HBO’s “The White Lotus (Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television; Best Performance by an Actress in Supporting Role, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, for Jennifer Coolidge).

Eddie Murphy received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, a lifetime achievement prize. Ryan Murphy received the Carol Burnett Award, given to a pioneering person in television.

Presenters at the show were Jennifer Hudson, Coolidge, Jenna Ortega, Niecy Nash-Betts, Ana de Armas, Claire Danes, Letitia Wright, Billy Porter, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Henry Golding, Sean Penn, Hilary Swank, Colman Domingo, Nicole Byer, Ana Gasteyer, Cole Hauser, Mo Brings Plenty, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Tracy Morgan, Regina Hall, Natasha Lyonne, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén and Quentin Tarantino.

The 2023 Golden Globe Awards telecast was produced by Dick Clark Productions and Jesse Collins Entertainment in association with the HFPA. Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon served as executive producers.

Here is the complete list of winners and nominations for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards:

*=winner

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture Drama

  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios) 
  • “Elvis” (Warner Bros.) 
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures)*
  • “Tár” (Focus Features) 
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)

Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • “Babylon” (Paramount Pictures) 
  • The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)*
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) 
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix) 
  • “Triangle of Sadness” (Neon) 

Best Director, Motion Picture

  • James Cameron (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) 
  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 
  • Baz Luhrmann (“Elvis”) 
  • Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)*

Best Screenplay

  • “Tár” (Focus Features) — Todd Field 
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) — Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert 
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures) — Martin McDonagh*
  • “Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Sarah Polley 
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) — Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama

  • Austin Butler (“Elvis”)*
  • Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) 
  • Hugh Jackman (“The Son”)
  • Bill Nighy (“Living”) 
  • Jeremy Pope (“The Inspection”) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama

  • Cate Blanchett (“Tár”)*
  • Olivia Colman (“Empire of Light”) 
  • Viola Davis (“The Woman King”) 
  • Ana de Armas (“Blonde”) 
  • Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)  

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Lesley Manville (“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”) 
  • Margot Robbie (“Babylon”) 
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”) 
  • Emma Thompson (“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”) 
  • Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)*

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Diego Calva (“Babylon”) 
  • Daniel Craig (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)
  • Adam Driver (“White Noise”) 
  • Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)* 
  • Ralph Fiennes (“The Menu”) 

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

  • Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Brad Pitt (“Babylon”)
  • Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)* 
  • Eddie Redmayne (“The Good Nurse”)

Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture

  • Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)* 
  • Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 
  • Dolly De Leon (“Triangle of Sadness”)
  • Carey Mulligan (“She Said”)

Best Original Score

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures) — Carter Burwell
  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat 
  • “Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Hildur Guðnadóttir 
  • “Babylon” (Paramount Pictures) — Justin Hurwitz*
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) — John Williams  

Best Non-English Language Picture

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany) 
  • “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)*
  • “Close” (Belgium) 
  • “Decision to Leave” (South Korea) 
  • “RRR” (India) 

Best Original Song

  • “Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing” (Sony Pictures) — Taylor Swift 
  • “Ciao Papa” from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, Guillermo del Toro 
  • “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures) — Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios) — Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler 
  • “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” (Variance Films) — Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj*

Best Animated Motion Picture

  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix)*
  • “Inu-Oh” (GKIDS) 
  • “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” (A24) 
  • “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (DreamWorks Animation) 
  • “Turning Red” (Pixar) 

TELEVISION

Best Television Series, Drama

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC) 
  • “The Crown” (Netflix) 
  • “House of the Dragon” (HBO)* 
  • “Ozark” (Netflix) 
  • “Severance” (Apple TV+) 

Best Television Series Musical or Comedy

  • “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)*
  • “The Bear” (FX)
  • “Hacks” (HBO Max)
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu) 
  • “Wednesday” (Netflix) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama

  • Jeff Bridges (“The Old Man”) 
  • Kevin Costner (“Yellowstone”)*
  • Diego Luna (“Andor”)
  • Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
  • Adam Scott (“Severance”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama

  • Emma D’Arcy (“House of the Dragon”) 
  • Laura Linney (“Ozark”) 
  • Imelda Staunton (“The Crown”)
  • Hilary Swank (“Alaska Daily”)
  • Zendaya (“Euphoria”)*

Best Actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy

  • Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”)*
  • Kaley Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant”) 
  • Selena Gomez (“Only Murders in the Building”) 
  • Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”) 
  • Jean Smart (“Hacks”) 

Best Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) 
  • Bill Hader (“Barry”) 
  • Steve Martin (“Only Murders in the Building”) 
  • Martin Short (“Only Murders in the Building”) 
  • Jeremy Allen White (“The Bear”)*

Best Supporting Actor Television

  • John Lithgow (“The Old Man”) 
  • Jonathan Pryce (“The Crown”) 
  • John Turturro (“Severance”) 
  • Tyler James Williams (“Abbott Elementary”)*
  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Best Supporting Actress Television

  • Elizabeth Debicki (“The Crown”) 
  • Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”) 
  • Julia Garner (“Ozark”)*
  • Janelle James (“Abbott Elementary”) 
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) 

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • “Black Bird” (Apple TV+) 
  • “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix) 
  • “The Dropout” (Hulu) 
  • “Pam & Tommy” (Hulu) 
  • “The White Lotus” (HBO)*

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Taron Egerton (“Black Bird”) 
  • Colin Firth (“The Staircase”) 
  • Andrew Garfield (“Under the Banner of Heaven”) 
  • Evan Peters (“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”)*
  • Sebastian Stan (“Pam & Tommy”) 

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Jessica Chastain (“George and Tammy”) 
  • Julia Garner (“Inventing Anna”) 
  • Lily James (“Pam & Tommy”) 
  • Julia Roberts (“Gaslit”) 
  • Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”)*

Best Performance by an Actress in Supporting Role, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”)*
  • Claire Danes (“Fleishman Is in Trouble”) 
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Under the Banner of Heaven”) 
  • Niecy Nash-Betts (“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) 
  • Aubrey Plaza (“The White Lotus”) 

Best Performance by an Actor in Supporting Role, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • F. Murray Abraham (“The White Lotus”) 
  • Domhnall Gleeson (“The Patient”) 
  • Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”)*
  • Richard Jenkins (“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) 
  • Seth Rogen (“Pam & Tommy”) 

2023 Golden Globe nominations: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is the top nominee

December 12, 2022

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

For the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards, Searchlight Pictures’ dark comedy film “The Banshees of Inisherin” is the leading contender, with eight nominations. In the TV categories, the ABC comedy series “Abbott Elementary” is the top nominee, with five nominations. The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 10, 2023, airing live from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Jerrod Carmichael will host the show. The nominees were announced by actresses Selenis Leyva and Mayan Lopez on December 12, 2022.

The Golden Globe Awards are voted for and presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Produced by Dick Clark Productions and Jesse Collins Entertainment in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide. Helen Hoehne is president of the HFPA. Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon will serve as executive producers.

From a Golden Globe Awards press release:

“Four new television category awards were introduced earlier this year and will be awarded for the first time at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards ceremony … The new categories include Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Comedy or Drama Television Series; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Comedy or Drama Television Series; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The four new awards will replace the former awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.”

Here is the complete list of nominations for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards:

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios) 
  • “Elvis” (Warner Bros.) 
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) 
  • “Tár” (Focus Features) 
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • “Babylon” (Paramount Pictures) 
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures) 
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) 
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix) 
  • “Triangle of Sadness” (Neon) 

Best Director Motion Picture

  • James Cameron (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) 
  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 
  • Baz Luhrmann (“Elvis”) 
  • Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)

Best Screenplay Motion Picture

  • “Tár” (Focus Features) — Todd Field 
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) — Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert 
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures) — Martin McDonagh 
  • “Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Sarah Polley 
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) — Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Austin Butler (“Elvis”) 
  • Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) 
  • Hugh Jackman (“The Son”)
  • Bill Nighy (“Living”) 
  • Jeremy Pope (“The Inspection”) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) 
  • Olivia Colman (“Empire of Light”) 
  • Viola Davis (“The Woman King”) 
  • Ana de Armas (“Blonde”) 
  • Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)  

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Lesley Manville (“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”) 
  • Margot Robbie (“Babylon”) 
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”) 
  • Emma Thompson (“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”) 
  • Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Diego Calva (“Babylon”) 
  • Daniel Craig (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)
  • Adam Driver (“White Noise”) 
  • Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Ralph Fiennes (“The Menu”) 

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

  • Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Brad Pitt (“Babylon”)
  • Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 
  • Eddie Redmayne (“The Good Nurse”)

Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture

  • Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) 
  • Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) 
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 
  • Dolly De Leon (“Triangle of Sadness”)
  • Carey Mulligan (“She Said”)

Best Original Score Motion Picture

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures) — Carter Burwell
  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat 
  • “Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Hildur Guðnadóttir 
  • “Babylon” (Paramount Pictures) — Justin Hurwitz 
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) — John Williams  

Best Non-English Language Picture

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany) 
  • “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina) 
  • “Close” (Belgium) 
  • “Decision to Leave” (South Korea) 
  • “RRR” (India) 

Best Original Song Motion Picture

  • “Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing” (Sony Pictures) — Taylor Swift 
  • “Ciao Papa” from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, Guillermo del Toro 
  • “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures) — Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios) — Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler 
  • “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” (Variance Films) — Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj 

Best Animated Motion Picture

  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) 
  • “Inu-Oh” (GKIDS) 
  • “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” (A24) 
  • “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (DreamWorks Animation) 
  • “Turning Red” (Pixar) 

TELEVISION

Best Television Series Drama

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC) 
  • “The Crown” (Netflix) 
  • “House of the Dragon” (HBO) 
  • “Ozark” (Netflix) 
  • “Severance” (Apple TV+) 

Best Television Series Musical or Comedy

  • “Abbott Elementary” (ABC) 
  • “The Bear” (FX)
  • “Hacks” (HBO Max)
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu) 
  • “Wednesday” (Netflix) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama

  • Jeff Bridges (“The Old Man”) 
  • Kevin Costner (“Yellowstone”)
  • Diego Luna (“Andor”)
  • Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
  • Adam Scott (“Severance”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama

  • Emma D’Arcy (“House of the Dragon”) 
  • Laura Linney (“Ozark”) 
  • Imelda Staunton (“The Crown”)
  • Hilary Swank (“Alaska Daily”)
  • Zendaya (“Euphoria”)

Best Actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy

  • Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”) 
  • Kaley Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant”) 
  • Selena Gomez (“Only Murders in the Building”) 
  • Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”) 
  • Jean Smart (“Hacks”) 

Best Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) 
  • Bill Hader (“Barry”) 
  • Steve Martin (“Only Murders in the Building”) 
  • Martin Short (“Only Murders in the Building”) 
  • Jeremy Allen White (“The Bear”) 

Best Supporting Actor Television

  • John Lithgow (“The Old Man”) 
  • Jonathan Pryce (“The Crown”) 
  • John Turturro (“Severance”) 
  • Tyler James Williams (“Abbott Elementary”) 
  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Best Supporting Actress Television

  • Elizabeth Debicki (“The Crown”) 
  • Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”) 
  • Julia Garner (“Ozark”) 
  • Janelle James (“Abbott Elementary”) 
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) 

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • “Black Bird” (Apple TV+) 
  • “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix) 
  • “The Dropout” (Hulu) 
  • “Pam & Tommy” (Hulu) 
  • “The White Lotus” (HBO) 

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Taron Egerton (“Black Bird”) 
  • Colin Firth (“The Staircase”) 
  • Andrew Garfield (“Under the Banner of Heaven”) 
  • Evan Peters (“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) 
  • Sebastian Stan (“Pam & Tommy”) 

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Jessica Chastain (“George and Tammy”) 
  • Julia Garner (“Inventing Anna”) 
  • Lily James (“Pam & Tommy”) 
  • Julia Roberts (“Gaslit”) 
  • Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”) 

Best Performance by an Actress in Supporting Role, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”) 
  • Claire Danes (“Fleishman Is in Trouble”) 
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Under the Banner of Heaven”) 
  • Niecy Nash-Betts (“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) 
  • Aubrey Plaza (“The White Lotus”) 

Best Performance by an Actor in Supporting Role, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • F. Murray Abraham (“The White Lotus”) 
  • Domhnall Gleeson (“The Patient”) 
  • Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”) 
  • Richard Jenkins (“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) 
  • Seth Rogen (“Pam & Tommy”) 

Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson

October 21, 2022

by Carla Hay

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Directed by Martin McDonagh

Culture Representation: Taking place in 1923, on the fictional Irish island of Inisherin, the comedy/drama film “The Banshees of Inisherin” features an all-white cast of characters representing the working-class.

Culture Clash: Two men who have been best friends—a farmer in his 40s and a musician in his 60s—have their emotional stability tested when the musician abruptly ends the friendship and goes to extreme lengths to get his former friend to stop communicating with him.

Culture Audience: “The Banshees of Inisherin” will appeal mainly to people who are fans of stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson; filmmaker Martin McDonagh; and movies that make darkly comedic and emotionally incisive commentaries about the highs and lows of human nature.

Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan in “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

“The Banshees of Inisherin” offers a bittersweet exploration of the heartbreak, loneliness, hope, and bizarre unpredictability of life with two estranged friends in a rural Irish town. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson give magnetic performances as two former friends who want very different things in existing together in this small, tight-knit and gossipy community. This comedy/drama movie reunites Farrell, Gleeson, and writer/director Martin McDonagh, who previously worked together on the 2008 assassin dramedy “In Bruges,” a very different movie from “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

McDonagh should be given a lot of credit for not wanting to copy “In Bruges” in this reteaming with the dynamic duo of Farrell and Gleeson, who played bickering hit men in the movie, which was set in Bruges, Belgium, in late 2000s. “In Bruges” had a madcap energy and some wacky plot developments that bordered on the absurd. “The Banshees of Inisherin” is often bleak, dreary and carries the emotional weight of characters wallowing in personal despair, but not having the words or resources to cope well with their personal problems. “The Banshees of Inisherin” had its world premiere at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival, where Farrell won the award for Best Actor, and McDonagh won the prize for Best Screenplay.

Set in 1925 on the fictional island of Inisherin (off of the coast of Ireland), “The Banshees of Inisherin” shows how the unraveling of a friendship spirals out of control into madness and tragedy. The movie is about more than some of the outlandish things that happen during the course of the story. It’s also about the mundanity of being stuck and stifled by a life of drudgery and limited options. It’s also about the need for people to feel loved and accepted by those whom they love and accept.

Viewers never get to see how the friendship developed between longtime Inisherin residents Pádraic Súilleabháin (played by Farrell) and Colm Doherty (played by Gleeson), because “The Banshees of Inisherin” begins on the day that Pádraic finds out that Colm not only wants to end the friendship, but Colm also wants Pádraic to stop communicating with him. Pádraic is a farmer in his 40s. Colm is a musician in his 60s. Both are bachelors with no children. Up until their estrangement, they were constant companions.

It’s unknown if Colm ever got married, but it’s made clear that Pádraic has never been married and is generally inexperienced and uninterested about a lot of things outside of Inisherin and his farm life. The movie doesn’t go into details about their sexualities or their love lives, but it’s implied that Colm and Pádraic have an older brother/younger brother type of relationship.

Somehow, their friendship became the center of their social lives. Colm lives alone, while Pádraic lives with his sister Siobhan Súilleabháin (played by Kerry Condon), who is a never-married bachelorette in her 40s with no children. Siobhan and Colm are the most important people in Pádraic’s life. Pádraic and Siobhan, whose parents died seven years earlier, are the only Súilleabháin family members who live on the island of Inisherin.

Pádraic and Colm each has a beloved pet that plays a pivotal role in the story. Padraic’s favorite animal on the farm is a miniature donkey named Jenny, whom he treats like a child. (Jenny has some adorable animal scenes in the movie.) Pádraic and Siobhan sometimes argue because Pádraic wants to let Jenny stay in their house, while Siobhan refuses and insists that Jenny stay in the area where the rest of the farm animals are kept. Colm’s only pet is his devoted male Border Collie named Sammy, who is Colm’s only constant companion in the story.

Pádraic is an uncomplicated person who places a high value on honesty and being nice to other people. He is the type of person who will say exactly what he’s thinking, even if it comes out in a way that might be awkward or not very tactful. Colm is much more complicated and someone who doesn’t always say what he’s thinking. Viewers will soon see that Colm has a dark side and how disturbed that dark side can be.

The unnamed rural town where Colm and Pádraic live has a very small population, so everyone in the community seems to know each other. (“The Banshees of Inisherin” was actually filmed in Inishmore and Achill Island in Ireland.) It’s the type of working-class town where no one can afford to have a car, so the usual form of vehicle transportation is a wheel cart.

The opening scene shows Pádraic walking to Colm’s house to meet him for their usual 2 p.m. visit to the local pub, which is called J.J. Devine Public House. Pádraic peeks in the front window and sees that Colm is sitting on a chair, smoking a cigarette, and looking lost in his thoughts. Pádraic taps on the window and calls out Colm’s name loud enough for Colm to hear, but Colm acts like he doesn’t hear anything and stares straight ahead.

Pádraic assumes that his friend will join him in the pub later, so he goes to the pub by himself. When Pádraic arrives, the pub’s owner/bartender Jonjo Devine (played by Pat Shortt) immediately asks Pádraic where Colm is, because Jonjo is so accustomed to seeing Pádraic and Colm together. “Are you rowing [arguing]?” Jonjo asks Pádraic, who says no. Pádraic tells Jonjo about Colm’s strange non-reaction when Pádraic went to visit him.

Colm is a no-show for their usual pub meet-up. A confused Pádraic goes home and tells Siobhan, who asks the same question: “Are you rowing?” Pádraic says no, and he’s not aware of anything that could’ve happened that would cause Colm to avoid him. Pádraic later goes back to the pub, where he sees Colm acting friendly and in good spirits with Jonjo and some of the customers.

When Colm sees Pádraic, the smile leaves Colm’s face, and Colm looks like he’s just seen someone whom he dislikes immensely. Pádraic, who is completely baffled, approaches Colm and asks him what’s going on and why Colm is acting this way. Pádraic also says that he’s sorry if he did anything to offend Colm. And that’s when Colm bluntly tells Pádraic that he doesn’t want to be Pádraic’s friend anymore because Colm thinks Pádraic is too dull and he’s become completely bored with their friendship. Colm also says that he doesn’t want Pádraic to talk to him anymore.

Colm, who is a fiddler, goes on to say that he’s getting old and wants to write great musical pieces before he dies. He cruelly tells Pádraic that Pádraic just drains time and energy from Colm, who wants to put that time and energy into writing music. Colm tells Pádraic that he’s “trying not to listen to the dull things you have to say.” Colm adds that he “has time not for aimless chatting but normal chatting.”

As an example of something that Pádraic does that Colm says is annoying, Colm mentions a recent conversation where Pádraic talked to Colm for two hours about the things he found in the feces of Pádraic’s donkey. Pádraic corrects Colm and said that the conversation about feces was actually about a pony, not a donkey. It’s an example of some of the dark comedy in this movie.

Pádraic is in shock and denial over this abrupt end to this friendship. The next day, he wakes up and sees on his calender that the day that Colm told him that their friendship was over also happened to be April Fool’s Day. Pádraic goes back to the pub and talks to Colm again, because he thinks that the conversation they had the night before was all a big April Fool’s Day joke. But to Pádraic’s dismay, Colm tells him in no uncertain terms that it’s not a joke.

And then, Colm makes this ominous threat: If Pádraic communicates with Colm again, Colm will cut off one of Colm’s own fingers every time it happens. It’s a threat that several people in the pub hear. And since this is a small town, word quickly spreads in the community about the alarming way that Colm wants to keep Pádraic out of Colm’s life.

Pádraic is naturally very distressed by this turn of events. He turns to Siobhan for emotional support, and she has to constantly deny it when Pádraic asks her if he’s dimwitted and dull. “You’re nice!” she finally yells in frustration. “Move on!” But Pádraic can’t move on. He’s still mystified over why Colm no longer wants to be his friend, and he wants them to be friends again.

Pádraic and Siobhan eventually come to the conclusion that Colm might be depressed. However, Pádraic being Pádraic, his nature is to want to be the one to help lift Colm out of Colm’s apparent depression. And the only way Pádraic knows how to do that is to talk to Colm.

While Pádraic is still reeling from being rejected by his best friend, a local guy in his 20s named Dominic Kearney (played by Barry Keoghan) has been tagging along with Pádraic very chance that he can get. Dominic, who appears to have learning disabilities, is a social outcast in this community. Padraic is the person in the community who is the kindest to Dominic. Just like Pádraic looks up to Colm like an older brother, Dominic seems to have a similar admiration for Pádraic.

Dominic also wants to spend a lot of time with Pádraic because Dominic comes from a very abusive home. It’s revealed fairly early on in the movie that Dominic’s widowed, alcoholic father Peadar Kearney (played by Gary Lydon) physically and emotionally abuses Dominic. The abuse goes beyond beatings and includes sexual abuse.

Peader happens to be the only police officer that this very small town has, so he gets away with these crimes. Peader also dislikes Pádraic and Siobhan, for past reasons that aren’t fully explained. However, it probably has a lot to do with the fact that Pádraic knows all about the abuse, and Dominic seems to want to be a part of the Súilleabháin more than Dominic wants to be part of his own family. The animosity between Peader and Pádraic increases when Peader and Colm start to become friendlier with each other after Colm ends his friendship with Pádraic.

Meanwhile, Dominic has a crush on Siobhan, but because he’s socially awkward, he doesn’t quite know how to express his feelings. Pádraic is too absorbed with trying to mend his friendship with Colm, so Pádraic doesn’t notice the significance of why Dominic asks him about Siobhan’s dating history and what kind of men Siobhan tends to like. Pádraic isn’t very helpful and gives vague answers. Just like her brother, Siobhan doesn’t have an active love life.

One evening, Dominic is invited over for dinner at Pádraic and Siobhan’s home. When Dominic asks Siobhan why she’s never been married, she gets angry and offended and tells him that it’s none of his business. She’s so insulted by this question, Siobhan tells Dominic to leave. Siobhan also doesn’t pick up on Dominic’s infatuation with her, so she doesn’t understand that Dominic asked that question as a way to flirt with her.

Some other characters in the movie have supporting roles as people who know a lot of the personal business of the people in this community. Mrs. McCormick (played by Sheila Flitton), an elderly woman who is an occasional visitor to the Súilleabháin home, looks and acts like someone who knows a lot of community secrets. Mrs. Reardon (played by Bríd Ní Neachtain), a middle-aged woman who runs the local convenience store/post office, is a very nosy gossip and doesn’t hestitate to open other people’s mail, in order to snoop. And then there’s the obligatory Catholic priest (played by David Pearse), a man in his late 20s or early 30s, who doesn’t have a name in the movie, but he hears people’s confessions.

The personal turmoil between Pádraic and Colm escalates when Pádraic just can’t accept that Colm wants Pádraic to leave Colm alone. Pádraic’s desperation is also affected when Siobhan gets a job offer to work at a library on the mainland of Ireland. The movie shows whether or not she takes that offer. It’s also shown if Colm follows through on his threat to cut off any of his own fingers after Pádraic continues to contact Colm.

“The Banshees of Inisherin” is not a big, flashy movie with elaborate scenes of drama. It’s a movie that authentically shows the quiet desperation that people feel but they suppress, in order not to be labeled as unstable, troublemakers or whiners. Pádraic shows a lot of emotional vulnerability that makes some members of the community more uncomfortable than Colm’s declaration of violent self-harm. It’s the movie’s way of showing how unnecessary violence is often more accepted in society as a way to cope with problems, rather than expressing emotional vulnerability.

Of course, in a movie about former friends who end up feuding with each other, there are some showdown scenes that are among the best in the movie. However, there are scenes where Pádraic or Colm is alone in a room, and those scenes are just as powerful. Farrell and Gleason handle their respective characters with a level of authenticity that resonates, even when some unhinged things start to happen. Condon and Keoghan are also quite good in their roles, although the characters of Siobhan and Dominic are ultimately overshadowed by what goes on between Pádraic and Colm.

McDonagh’s movies and plays often show human nature at its worst and its best. His movies and plays also depict aspects of life that can be depressing or joyful. It’s a dichotomous balance that isn’t easy to achieve, but McDonagh’s sharp talent in writing and directing, as well as his ability to make great decisions with a top-notch cast, result in “The Banshees of Inisherin” being a sometimes uncomfortable but definitely a memorable and emotionally moving ride.

Searchlight Pictures released “The Banshees of Inisherin” in select U.S. cinemas on October 21, 2022. The movie will be released on digital and VOD on December 13, 2022, and on Blu-ray and DVD on December 20, 2022.

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