Monday February 25th 2019: Element Pictures are delighted that Olivia Colman received the award for Best Actress at the 91st Academy Awards for her portrayal of Queen Anne in THE FAVOURITE. 


Speaking on the win, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented “ we are so delighted for Olivia, such a richly deserved award! The love for the film from audiences and critics alike worldwide has been gratifying and we are indebted to Yorgos for making a film we can all be so proud of. Long live the Queen!”


THE FAVOURITE has been a hit at the box-office since its premiere in Venice last August, with its current US box-office at over $30 million. In receiving 10 Academy Award nominations, THE FAVOURITE is the most nominated Irish film in the history of the Oscars.


THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.


The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin. It is currently playing in Irish cinemas, released through Fox Searchlight.


THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.