POOR THINGS, produced and developed by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe and the team at Dublin based Element Pictures won 5 awards at the BAFTAs tonight including Best Lead Actress (Emma Stone), Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make Up & Hair & Special Visual Effects.

POOR THINGS has already won 2 Golden Globes and a host of other awards including a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress and the Golden Lion at Venice International Film Festival.

POOR THINGS has also 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.

In response to the BAFTA news tonight, Co CEOs and founders of Element Pictures, producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, said.

“We are absolutely delighted to have won 5 awards and we want to extend our sincere thanks to the BAFTA members for voting for POOR THINGS. It is truly an honour to be awarded by our industry peers and to see the continued success of POOR THINGS. Yorgos, Emma and the incredible cast and crew of the film, including of course Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan, gave so much to this project.  It is wonderful to see them get the recognition they deserve.  Thank you also to Film 4 and to our brilliant distributors Searchlight and especially our wonderful colleagues at Element who have worked so hard on the film over the last ten years.”

POOR THINGS scored 11 nominations at the BAFTAS including Best Picture, Emma Stone for Lead Actress, Adapted Screenplay for Tony McNamara and Irish DOP Robbie Ryan for Best Cinematography. An Element Pictures short was also nominated for Best British Short Film, SUCH A LOVELY DAY, was produced by Emma Norton.

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