​Our own Cartoon Saloon ​is in line for a Bafta

KILKENNY”S Cartoon Saloon have been nominated for a British Academy Film Awards (Bafta) for their animated feature Wolfwalkers (pictured). Irish stars Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar (pictured)are also among the nominees.
Calm With Horses stars Algar and Keoghan are nominated in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, respectively, for their performances in the Irish crime thriller, which was filmed between Galway and Clare.
The movie is also shortlisted for Outstanding British Film and Best Casting.
Adapted from a story in Irish author Colin Barrett’s Young Skins collection, Calm With Horses included Dublin company Element Pictures among its producers.
And after missing out on a Golden Globe earlier this month, Wolfwalkers, from Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon and Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions, is shortlisted for Best Animated Film.
Irish star Aisling Bea and Enola Holmes star Susan Wokoma announced the nominees on Tuesday afternoon in London after BAFTA chair Krishnendu Majumdar opened the live stream.
Nomadland and Rocks lead the nominations for the 2021 ceremony, with seven nominations apiece.
The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Women followed closely behind — all scoring six nods each.
The Dig and The Mauritanian both received five nominations.
Another Round, Calm With Horses, Judas And The Black Messiah, News Of The World and Sound of Metal got four.
Chadwick Boseman has received a posthumous Bafta nomination for his performance as an ambitious trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
For the first time in BAFTA history four women have made it into the best director category — in sharp contrast to last year when there were no women up for best director or best film.
There is also a much more diverse list of nominees in the main acting categories, following a diversity push following criticism of 2020’s all-white performer shortlists.
This year’s ceremony will be broadcast virtually from London’s Royal Albert Hall on the weekend of April 10 and 11.

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