The Fox Searchlight family earned 8 nominations across their films The Favourite, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Old Man & the Gun and Isle of Dogs this morning and stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant and Robert Redford joined Alexandre Desplat, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara in responding to the news.
Here are there thoughts and how they found out about their early morning nominations.
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing The Favourite. I’m so proud to be nominated alongside such a brilliant group of actresses, including my incredible co-star Emma. And all hail our nominated Queen Olivia! These honors are a testament to the brilliance of our director Yorgos Lanthimos.”
-Rachel Weisz, THE FAVOURITE
“The Favourite has been in the works for two decades, so I can honestly say the HFPA nomination is a dream come true.. It was a privilege, a joy – and a lot of fun – to help once again bring Yorgos Lanthimos’ singular vision to the screen. It’s the story of three brilliantly clever women with equally strong survival instincts – and Olivia, Emma and Rachel could not have been more perfect for their parts.”
– Ceci Dempsey, producer of THE FAVOURITE
“We are delighted with these nominations, which are a brilliant tribute to the team behind THE FAVOURITE including Yorgos, the amazing cast and crew as well and Tony and Deborah. We are also so grateful to the HFPA and our wonderful partners Scarlet, Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint as well as the team at Element. This recognition is so important to the life of the film and will give it extra momentum as it continues its expansion in the US and beyond.’”
–Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, producer and executive producer of THE FAVOURITE
“How does a writer describe the joy and excitement of being nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their first screenplay? Impossible! I am honoured to have played a part in Yorgos Lanthimos’s masterpiece. And of course this could not have happened without Tony McNamara. When I wake up tomorrow my first thought will be that I must have been dreaming!”
-Deborah Davis, co-writer of THE FAVOURITE
“I am so grateful to the incredibly brilliant Yorgos Lanthimos. And to Deborah Davis for finding this incredible story. Also shout outs to the amazing Olivia, Emma and Rachel! It’s the first time I’ve been nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press and it’s a lovely surprise. Thank you. ”
– Tony McNamara, co-writer of THE FAVOURITE
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
“I am utterly stunned and astonished to be nominated by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Humbled and enormously THRILLED to be sharing this honor with Melissa McCarthy, my true partner in crime!!! Gratitude abounds for our brilliant director Marielle Heller.”
-Richard E. Grant, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
“I am thrilled and amazed to be nominated by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press.
I’m so proud of my non-biological brother – Richard E. Grant – on his nomination. Forever grateful to Marielle Heller, our brilliant ship’s captain. I’m humbled to be in the company of the other dreamy nominees.”
-Melissa McCarthy, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
ISLE OF DOGS
“Thank you to the HFPA for the nomination for ISLE OF DOGS! The film was a huge group effort that took years to make and I know that all of our many brilliant animators and craftspeople were very proud to have been part of bringing Wes’ vision to life in this special film and are especially thankful and flattered today for this recognition of their work. Also truly pleased to have our amazing composer, Alexandre Desplat, join us in this honor.”
-Jeremy Dawson, producer of ISLE OF DOGS
“What fantastic news!
So many thanks to the HFPA
I love dogs
I love cats
I love Japan
I love Wes (Anderson)!”
-Alexandre Desplat, composer of ISLE OF DOGS