A Big Night For The Irish At The Baftas

The Banshees Of Inisherin - Brendan Gleeson - Colin Farrell - Dir. Martin McDonagh

The Irish look set to have a big night tonight at the Baftas.

Half the nominations for leading actor are Irish.

Paul Mescal is nominated for Aftersun. Daryl McCormack is up for ‘Good Luck to You Leo Grande’ and Colin Farrell is in the mix for  ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’.

Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy has received 10 nominations, and is tipped to win Best Film.

Colin Farrell could take home his first Bafta at Sunday’s ceremony, where Netflix’s anti-war epic All Quiet On The Western Front leads the pack with 14 nominations.


The Irish actor, who has appeared had a 25-year career, is nominated in the best actor in a leading role category for the first time.

It’s other stars, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon, have also received nominations.

Tipperary’s Daryl McCormack is nominated for his role in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.

McCormack has also been nominated for the 2023 EE Rising Star Award. The actor previously joined the season five cast of Peaky Blinders, taking over the role of  Isaiah Jesus, and played Matt Claffin in Bad Sisters.


Two other films set in Ireland – ‘Wonder’ and ‘An Irish Goodbye’ are also nominated for awards and ‘An Cailín Ciúin’ is the first Irish language film to be nominated.

The star-studded awards show will take place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with hosts Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond at the helm.

The 2023 BAFTAs will kick off at 7pm and you can tune in on BBC One.