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At the Evening Standard Film Awards

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Top Awards for ‘Brooklyn and ‘Room’ at the Evening Standard Film Awards

It was a strong evening for Irish film at the Evening Standard Film Awards, where Academy Award® contenders Brooklyn and Room each picked up a major prize.
The Evening Standard Film Awards are held to honour British and Irish talent in cinema and are voted for by top film critics.

Brooklyn was the winner of the Best Film award. Directed by John Crowley and adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s novel, it has been nominated for three Oscars in the categories of Best Film, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Nick Hornby).
Meanwhile Emma Donoghue was the winner of the Best Screenplay award for Room, which was adapted from her own novel. Produced by Element Pictures, It has been nominated for four Oscars for Best Film, Best Actress (Brie Larson), Best Director (Lenny Abrahamson) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Both Brooklyn and Room have also been nominated for multiple BAFTA Awards, with the ceremony taking place this Sunday.
Brooklyn and Room were both funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and are currently on release in Irish cinemas.

About Brooklyn
John Crowley’s Brooklyn was produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey and executive produced by Alan Moloney. Production companies were Parallel Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films and Item 7. It was financed by the IFB, BAI, RTÉ, BBC, Telefilm, SODEC and the BFI. Brooklyn is currently on release in the UK and Ireland via Lionsgate. It is also on release in the US through Fox Searchlight. Brooklyn was acquired at the Sundance Film Festival by Fox Searchlight for all international territories. International sales were handled by Hanway.

About Room
Room was directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney produced the film with David Gross. Executive producers are Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss and Jesse Shapira for No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett (Film 4), Tessa Ross (Film 4), and David Kosse (Film 4) also serve as executive producers. Room is an Element Pictures and No Trace Camping production, in association with Film4, Telefilm Canada, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. A24 distribute Room in the US, and Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada. UTA handled the domestic sale of Room and FilmNation Entertainment handled international sales. Room will be on release in Irish cinemas in January 2016.
Room was the winner of the People’s Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015.