POOR THINGS’ Irish connection

Poor Things

POOR THINGS, by Dublin’s Element Pictures, is taking awards season by storm! The film has received rave reviews, winning Best Film award at the 2023 Venice Film Festival and earning Best Actress award for Emma Stone at the 2024 Golden Globes. POOR THINGS is expected to be nominated in the Best Picture category at the 2024 Academy Awards, with nominations set to be announced on January 23. Other categories expected to get nominated include Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Makeup and Hairstyling.

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POOR THINGS wins Venice top prize

Emma Stone

Yorgos Lanthimos’s antic feminist comedy POOR THINGS, produced by the Irish company Element Pictures, has won the Golden Lion, top prize, at an unusual 80th Venice International Film Festival. This marks the fourth collaboration between Element Pictures and the Greek director (with a fifth already in the can) after THE LOBSTER, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and THE FAVOURITE. The film is scheduled to be theatrically released by Searchlight Pictures in the United States on December 8, 2023, and in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2024.

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