Castium Revelio: Award Nominations for Farrell, Gleeson, and Nighy

Welcome to this week’s edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! After our new shows for David Thewlis and Jessica Williams last time, we’re sharing the magical nominations at two festivals, as well as two award wins for Bill Nighy. Castium Revelio!



Before we get into all of that, however, we’ve got a documentary about the late Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid). The documentary, called Robbie Coltrane at the BBC, will air on BBC Four on Boxing Day and follow Coltrane’s career through his appearances on the BBC.

Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow) will be voicing a character in the English version of Final Fantasy XVI. He’ll lend his voice to Cidolfus Telamon in the role-playing video game, which comes out on June 22, 2023, as a PlayStation 5 exclusive.

He’s also set to lend his voice to a character in Season 2 of The Legend of Vox Machina. The show, which is based on the adventures of Critical Role’s livestreamed Dungeons and Dragons sessions, will premiere on Amazon Prime in January, although an exact date is yet to be confirmed.

Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) will be receiving a prestigious award on January 5 – the International Star Award, Actor, at the Palm Springs International Film Awards – for his performance in Living. The festival’s chairman, Harold Matzner, described how Nighy’s performance in the film, which was based on Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru,” was “tender and moving.”

That isn’t the only award that Nighy has received lately. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named him one of the winners of Best Lead Performance for Living, alongside Cate Blanchett for Tar.

Other film critic circles also announced winners this week, with both the Boston Society of Film Critics and New York Film Critics Online naming Colin Farrell (Percival Graves) the best actor of the year for his performance in The Banshees of Inisherin, and both naming the film the winner of the award for best screenplay or original screenplay. New York Film Critics Online also named Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) the best supporting actor for his role in The Banshees of Inisherin. It also awarded the film the title of best picture, named Martin McDonagh the best director for his work on the film, and featured the film in its top ten of the year.



While those winners have already been announced, we also have two award shows that have announced nominations this week. Again for Living and The Banshees of Inisherin, respectively, Nighy has been nominated in the Best Actor category and Gleeson has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category at this year’s Movies For Grownups Awards, which are run by AARP the Magazine. 

Dame Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) has received a nomination for Best Actress for her role in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, and the film has been nominated in the Best Grownup Love Story category. Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) is our final Wizarding World alumnus to receive a nomination at the ceremony. He’s up for the Best Actor (TV) award for his performance in Apple TV+’s Slow Horses. The ceremony will be broadcast on February 17 after taking place on January 28.

Australia’s AACTA International Awards have also announced nominations this week. The Banshees of Inisherin has been nominated in six of the seven film award categories, with both Farrell and Gleeson up for individual awards (Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively). Its other nominations include Best Film, Best Direction, and Best Screenplay.

Last up this week is a new project that will be executive-produced by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coproducer Colin Callender. His production company, Playground, has optioned an adaptation of Alex Marwood’s novel The Wicked Girls as a limited series. The series will follow a struggling journalist who faces the secrets of her past while following a story about a series of murders.

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News. Good luck to all of our Wizarding World alumni nominees in upcoming award ceremonies, and congratulations to those who have won recent awards!


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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.