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December 20, 2019 - admin - 0 comments - Filed Under: awards   movie news   movies   news   nominations   the nightingale - Share:

All nominations and awards for The Nightingale and Aisling on the critics circuit.


DFCS – Detroit Film Critics Society – Nominated


  • Aisling Franciosi, Actress (The Nightingale)

Chicago Critics Film – WINNER


  • Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale-WINNER



  • The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent)

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award]

  • Jennifer Kent (The Nightingale)


  • Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale)

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women

  • The Nightingale (dir. Jennifer Kent)-WINNER

KAREN MORLEY AWARD: For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity

  • The Nightingale (dir. Jennifer Kent)

The 2019 Indiana Film Journalists Association (IFJA) – Nominated


  • Jennifer Kent, The Nightingale


  • Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale


  • Sam Claflin, The Nightingale
  • Baykali Ganambarr, The Nightingale


  • Aisling FranciosiThe Nightingale (actress)

The Dublin Film Critics Circle 2019 awards – Winner

Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale

As new nominations and awards are announced this post will be updated.

December 20, 2019 - admin - 0 comments - Filed Under: awards   movie news   movies   news   the nightingale - Share:
One of the most traditional critics organizations the National Board of Review has released its annual list of best films and The Nightingale is in the ‘10 Best Independent Films of the Year’ category.
Top 10 Independent Films
“The Farewell”
“Give Me Liberty”
“A Hidden Life”
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
“The Nightingale”
“The Peanut Butter Falcon”
“The Souvenir”
“Wild Rose”
Winners will be recognized at a gala on January 8, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, hosted by Willie Geist.
December 20, 2019 - admin - 0 comments - Filed Under: AACTAs   awards   movie news   movies   news   the nightingale   videos - Share:

Aisling Franciosi’s star continues to rise after the actress claimed a massive win at the Australian Academy Awards for her role as a blood-thirsty Irish convict.

On what was a glitzy affair at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards ceremony (AACTA) in Sydney, the Dubliner took home the prized Best Actress gong for her role in the Tasmanian revenge film The Nightingale.

Taking to social media after the incredible win, the 28-year-old said she ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of the production team behind her.

Playing an Irish convict opposite Sam Claflin, Franciosi is involved in some harrowing scenes as her character chases down a British officer in the Tasmanian wilderness.

She has admitted that certain scenes were difficult to pull back from between takes.

‘The material was really, really sensitive and very difficult,’ she told RTE.

‘I was just surprised at, and thankfully I had Sam to help me through it, how difficult I found it to maintain my composure in between takes on certain brutal scenes.

‘That was something I never had to grapple with before. I definitely was a little bit shocked at how difficult I found it to disengage from it [filming].’

The Jennifer Kent directed period movie, which follows a young Irish convict as she seeks to exact revenge in the 1800s, was also a big winner in its own right at the AACTA.

In all, The Nightingale nabbed awards for Best Picture, screenwriting, directing, casting and a Best Supporting Actress prize for Magnolia Maymuru.

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The Nightingale dominated the Australian Academy of Motion Picture and Television (AACTA) annual awards at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday, (December 03).

The Nightingale won in six categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Lead Actress, the latter for Aisling who unfortunately could not attend the awards but she made a video with her speech. See all the winning categories below and below the award videos.

  • Best PictureThe Nightingale
  • Best DirectorJennifer Kent
  • Best ScreenplayJennifer Kent  – The Nightingale
  • Best Lead ActressAisling Franciosi – The Nightingale
  • Best Supporting ActressMagnolia Maymuru – The Nightingale
  • Best Casting Nikki Barrett – The Nightingale

Aisling Franciosi wins Best Lead Actress | 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel
Jennifer Kent wins Best Direction for THE NIGHTINGALE | 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel
THE NIGHTINGALE wins Best Screenplay | 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel
THE NIGHTINGALE wins Best Film | 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel
Exclusive Peek back stage with the Winners of The Nightingale AACTAs 2019

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‘The Nightingale’ has recently hit British theaters and below you’ll find a compilation of what British critics are saying.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Times

“Aisling Franciosi is astounding”

“It’s serious film-making, worthy of attention”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian

“Fiercely committed performances of Aisling Franciosi in the lead and of the indigenous Australian actor Baykali Ganambarr”

“The intelligence of Kent’s direction and the humanity she reveals in both Clare and Billy give the film its arrowhead of power”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Independent

“Franciosi’s ability to transform from a warm, loving woman into a hollow shell is remarkable”

“A brutal, unflinching look at colonialism’s darkest impulses”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Flickering Myth

“Francoisi, anchors the film, offering a harrowing performance that in any just world would’ve been met with Oscar buzz – it’s the dramatic equivalent of further tearing an already open wound, pain writ large across the screen”

“The Nightingale remains a challenging, deliberately difficult piece of art”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Empire

“Franciosi gives a tough, deeply vulnerable performance that can’t have been much fun to film. But she’s superb, and immediately compelling in a complex role”

“You can’t deny the profound power of this kind of filmmaking”

“Ganambarr, is extraordinary, in a performance that manages to be both darkly funny and flooringly heartbreaking”

“Not for the faint-hearted — and even the tough-hearted might struggle in a few places. But this uncompromising, unflinching meditation on violence should be seen as widely as possible.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Time Out

“The Nightingale’ isn’t a ghost story, but its characters are deeply haunted. This is a world gone wrong, where innocent settlers are slaughtered in their sleep, genocide is a casual trigger-pull, and death means a dozen stabs in the chest followed by a dozen blows to the face. But, remarkably, against all odds, the film is not without hope. Throughout all the persecution and trauma, there’s resilience and the promise of a new dawn”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Radio Times

“Franciosi is a revelation as Clare, her cherubic features belying a transformation into a veritable Tasmanian she-devil”

“it’s beautifully composed and the relationship between the damaged duo is movingly teased out”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Evening Standard

“Outback trauma – then sweet revenge”

“The most shocking thing about this shocking film? When it was over, I felt like I’d been released from a warm hug. Kent’s yummily disturbing debut The Babadook was a love story between a single mum and her “problem” child. This is a love story too.”

The Mirror

“Aisling Franciosi delivering a heartbreaking performance”

“The Nightingale is a brutal and haunting watch that will stay long in your memory even after the credits stop rolling in its dark examination of colonial evil”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Critical Popcorn

“Beautiful, lyrical film that’s also brutal and visceral”.

“Aisling perfomance is “breathtaking” while Baykali Ganambarr is a “revalation”.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Little White Lies

“A fearless, breathtaking masterpiece”

“A refreshing, necessary reminder that sexual violence isn’t just a trendy topic that exists solely in the abstract”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Irish Times

“This is an extraordinary film, powered by political and historical fury”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ RTE Ireland

“Aisling Franciosi is unforgettable”

“Aisling Franciosi deliver a career-making performance”

“Franciosi’s brilliant work is matched by a cast-against-type Claflin, while newcomer Ganambarr’s portrayal of Indigenous suffering and power is simply stunning.”

“Kent’s work is near-perfect.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Female First

“Franciosi is a stellar actress, giving the performance of a lifetime from start to finish

The writing and high-class performances from every member of its cast, make it a must-see for anybody who’s a fan of a period drama, action and suspense

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On (December 01), the ever gorgeous Aisling Franciosi attended the British Independent Film Awards 2019 which took place at the Old Billingsgate in London, England.

Aisling presented the “Breakthrough Producer” award alongside actor Asa Butterfield. The winners were Kate Byers and Linn Waite for the movie “Bait”.

See the photos by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Aisling and Asa Butterfield at backstage of 22nd British Independent Film Awards.


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The Nightingale‘ is now available on several digital platforms such as Hulu, Amazon Prime and Google Play. Below we list links to streaming services where you can rent it, buy it or simply watch it. Enjoy!

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Aisling with her co-star Sam Claflin  attended a Q&A session of “The Nightingale” at Curzon Soho on (November 27) in London, England.

See the photos by clicking on the thumbnails below.


December 16, 2019 - admin - 0 comments - Filed Under: movies   news   nominations   the nightingale - Share:

The Nightingale‘ and now she has been nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Awards 2019.

Aisling was nominated in category:

Breakthrough Actor
Taylor Russell, “Waves”
Julia Fox, “Uncut Gems”
Aisling Franciosi, “The Nightingale
Jonathan Majors, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
Noah Jupe, “Honey Boy”
Chris Galust, “Give Me Liberty”

The 2019 Gotham Awards will be held in New York City on December 2.

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From Bafta award-winning writer Amanda Coe (The Trial Of Christine Keeler, Apple Tree Yard), DNA TV and director Charlotte Bruus Christensen comes a new three-part adaptation of the 1939 classic literary novel Black Narcissus, Rumer Godden’s iconic tale of sexual repression and forbidden love.

Gemma Arterton (The King’s Man, The Escape) leads the all-star cast in the role of Sister Clodagh. Joining Arterton is Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Chimerica) as Mr Dean, Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale, I Know This Much Is True) as Sister Ruth, Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones, Victoria) as Mother Dorothea, Jim Broadbent (Paddington, Paddington 2, The Iron Lady) as Father Roberts, Gina McKee (Catherine The Great, Bodyguard) as Sister Adela, Rosie Cavaliero (Prey, Unforgotten) as Sister Briony, Patsy Ferran (Tom And Jerry, Jamestown) as Sister Blanche, Karen Bryson (MotherFatherSon, Safe) as Sister Philippa and Dipika Kunwar as Kanchi who makes her television debut.

Charlotte Bruus Christensen makes her directorial debut having previously been Director of Photography on hit films such as Girl On A Train, A Quiet Place, Fences as well as DNA and BBC Films’ Far From The Madding Crowd.

Returning this haunting love story to its original setting in the 1930s, Black Narcissus follows Sister Clodagh (Arterton) and the nuns of St Faiths, who travel to Nepal to set up a branch of their order in the remote palace of Mopu.

In the unfettered sensuality of the so-called House of Women, Sister Clodagh finds herself increasingly attracted to the handsome and damaged land agent, Mr Dean (Nivola). But as the repressed memories of Clodagh’s past become entangled with the tragic history of Princess Srimati, history seems doomed to repeat itself.

Are there really ghosts here in the Himalayas, or are the nuns just succumbing to long-repressed primal desires? And which of them is prepared to die – or kill – for love?

Announcing the project, writer Amanda Coe says: “I’m thrilled to be adapting Black Narcissus for BBC One. It’s a truly extraordinary love story, as well as a brilliantly unsettling piece of 20th century gothic about the power of a place to get under your skin and the dangers of refusing to learn from history.

Black Narcissus is a 3×60’ drama adaptation for BBC One produced by DNA TV and FX Productions. Executive Producers are Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich and Amanda Coe for DNA TV and FX Productions and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Filming starts in October in Jomsom, Nepal and Pinewood Studios, UK.

Black Narcissus was previously adapted for screen in 1947 by Powell and Pressburger and subsequently won two Oscars for Cinematography (Jack Cardiff) and Art Direction (Alfred Junge).