The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were a smash success for Irish names in the movie business, with Saoirse Ronan winning Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her starring role in Lady Bird, and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picking up four statues, including Best Movie – Drama. McDonagh himself won for Best Screenplay, and the film’s two top actors, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, both won for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor – Drama, respectively.
Both recipients took the time to single out their Irish mothers in their speeches, with McDonagh even quipping, “I think she wanted Lady Bird to win!”
As for the Academy Awards in March, Ronan and McDonagh both got nods – Lady Bird received five nominations, including Best Actress for Ronan and Best Picture, while Three Billboards was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for McDonagh. ♦