Irish film The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, has topped the nominations at the British Independent Film Awards with seven nods.
Following rave reviews, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' black comedy romantic fantasy has been nominated for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Performance for Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, and Ben Whishaw.
There is quite a strong Irish presence among the nominees with John Crowley's Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan, earning five nominations including nods for Saoirse, Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters.
Domhnall Gleeson's other film, Ex Machina, which was directed by Alex Garland, also has five nominations as does acclaimed documentary Amy, about Amy Winehouse, from Asif Kapadia.
Andrew Haugh's 45 Years and Justin Kurzel's Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender, both earned six nominations including Best Performance for Fassbender and co-star Marion Cotillard.
Elsewhere, Tom Hardy gets a Best Actor nod for playing both Kray twins in Legend, and Alicia Vikander gets a nomination for The Danish Girl (while Eddie Redmayne does not).
Saoirse Ronan didn't have to dig too deep to play a homesick young Irish woman living in 1950s New York in Brooklyn. The award-nominated actress opens up to Keeley Bolger about awards buzz, pleasing her parents and finding her place in the world
Colin Farrell's latest film The Lobster, a weird, heartwarming gem of a movie, won the coveted Jury Prize at Cannes this year. The 39-year-old Dublin actor spoke to Independent.ie about why he got on board, working with "as particular a director as I'll ever work with", career highs and low, and hitting middle age.