Lenny Abrahamson's Room continues to pick up great notices on its US release and has now notched up an impressive three Golden Globe nominations for the awards in 2016.
The film has been nominated in the categories of Best Actress in a Drama (for Brie Larson), Best Screenplay (for author Emma Donoghue) and Best Motion Picture Drama. That's a pretty amazing haul for a small film by an Irish director, and bodes well for its changes in the other awards shows due in the new year.
Director Abrahamson had this to say on the nomination: "I want to thank the HFPA for this incredible honor. For an independent film like Room to be nominated for Best Picture for the Golden Globes is an extraordinary vote of confidence and a tribute to the amazing work done by all the talented people involved in the production. I am particularly delighted for Brie Larson and Emma Donoghue. Their unique artistry is being recognized today."
Other Irish talent was also recognised at the event in Hollywood yesterday, with Saoirse Ronan picking up a nod for Best Actress in a Drama and Michael Fassbender for Best Actor after his mighty turn in Steve Jobs. Irish actress Caitriona Balfe was also honoured for her part in TV's Outlander.
The Golden Globe awards take place on the 10th of January 2016.