Los Angeles: Playwright Martin McDonagh says he was a little grumpy after being snubbed for Best Director at this year’s Academy Awards but is happy his friends have all been nominated.
“It was a funny morning because we got, I think, more than we ever expected to because John Gregory, my lovely editor, got nominated. Carter Burwell for his fantastic score, Woody (Harrelson) got nominated and we weren’t 100 per cent sure he would get in,” McDonagh told deadline.com.
He added: “We assumed Sam (Rockwell) and Francis (McDormand) would and even for Best Picture too so we got way more, my friends got way more attention.
“And I was have a jog, a little grumperly, along the east river in New York thinking ‘director, didn’t get that’ but my friends all did and we will all go together so that’s a lovely thing.”
McDonagh thought his movie could have “easily slipped in and out as another indie film” due its dark subject matter.