POOR THINGS, produced and developed by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe and the team at Dublin based Element Pictures won four awards at the Academy Awards© in LA including Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Production Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Costume Design. This is the most wins for an Irish produced film ever.

This brings the total number of Academy Awards© won by Element Pictures to six, which is more than any other Irish production company has won in the history of the awards. 

POOR THINGS has already won five BAFTAS, two Golden Globes and a host of other awards including a Critics Choice Movie Award and the Golden Lion at Venice International Film Festival.

It received 11 Academy Award© nominations, which makes it the second most nominated film at this year’s Academy Awards©, and the most nominated Irish produced film at the Academy Awards© in the history of the awards. Element Pictures was established by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe in 2001 and has grown to become one of the most successful production companies in Europe. Element Pictures productions have received a total of 26 Academy Award© nominations, as well as 6 Academy Awards© – a level of critical success unique in Ireland and rare across Europe.

In response to the Academy Awards© news today, Co CEOs and founders of Element Pictures, producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, said.

It is an absolute honour to have won four awards at this year’s Academy Awards© and we would like to say a massive thank you to the Academy. We were delighted to have been nominated for these awards and to get that recognition from the Academy for our immensely talented cast and creative team on Poor Things was amazing but to win four awards is truly a dream come true. This was an incredible project to work on with our brilliant director Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, our phenomenal lead actress and producing partner and we are so delighted she won Best Actress. It’s particularly gratifying that the Academy has recognised the incredibly imaginative, ambitious, and iconic work of our talented team– all working together in creative harmony in service of a unique directorial vision. We are also very grateful to our financiers, Film4 who helped us develop the film, Searchlight Pictures who have put it out into the world so brilliantly and to the team at Element who have contributed so much at every step of the way.

POOR THINGS builds on the successful working relationship that Element Pictures has developed with Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos which dates back more than ten years. They have produced all of his English language films, including THE LOBSTER, KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, and THE FAVOURITE – and another film is currently in production, KINDS OF KINDNESS.

POOR THINGS is now showing in Irish cinemas and around the world.