Colin Farrell’s Long Road To Threshold Of Oscar Glory As ‘Banshees’ Earns Hollywood Approval

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Colin Farrell has paid tribute to the people of Inis Mór and Achill Island in his Golden Globes speech as his career came full circle amid the Hollywood glitterati.

The Castleknock man has traversed a path from ruinous self-harm in the early noughties to clean living success and achievement and stands on the cusp of greatness in his chosen field.

Farrell told the assembled gathering that director, Martin McDonagh ”changed the trajectory of my life forever in ways that I begrudgingly will be grateful to you for the rest of my days” in refernce to their collaboration with Brendan Gleeson on In Bruges in 2009.

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Brendan, I love you so much” he said to Gleeson To get to cohabitate this creative space with you every day — all I did when I came to work every day was aspire to be your equal 

I’m not saying I even got there but the aspiration kept me going and I thank you for that for the rest of my days also.”

Farrell thanked Thurles-born actress Kerry Condon who was nominated for best supporting role in the film, “You’re extraordinary,” he said of Condon.

Of fellow nominated actor Barry Keoghan, the advice was more straightforward “Barry, when you’re sharing a house with an actor you’re working with, a word of advice Barry, don’t eat his Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and leave them with no breakfast in the morning.”

He thanked the people of Achill Island and Inis Mór and Jenny the donkey, who was his adorable companion in the film before finally, his kids James and Henry who he describes as “the love of my life”.

The Banshees of Inisherin‘ was the big winner at the ceremony in Beverly Hills last night, taking home three awards.

The film was named Best Picture in the Musical or Comedy category, and writer-director, Martin McDonagh, was awarded Best Screenplay.

McDonagh’s impeccable feature depicts the ending of a relationship between two long-time friends.

It follows two lifelong friends, Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), whose friendship is suddenly ended by one.

Set in 1923 on a fictional remote island off Ireland’s west coast, this engaging film depicts Pádraic’s determined attempts to make amends, which only strengthen his former friend’s decision.

The Banshees Of Inisheerin – Colin Farrell & Kerry Condon – IMDB