Colin Farrell has won best actor at the 79th Venice International Film Festival for his performance in Martin McDonagh’s THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. McDonagh took best screenplay for a film that received rave reviews and tumultuous ovations following its premiere early last week. Farrell must now be in a strong position to secure his first Academy Award nomination. Gleeson is also likely to compete — either in best actor or in best supporting actor. The two men reunite with McDonagh for the first time since working together on the much-admired IN BRUGES 14 years ago.