Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner during the 2017/2018 awards season and Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won awards by the bucket-load for their performances. It’s a wonderfully composed piece of storytelling and you could argue the film’s script and characterisation helped score the awards for McDormand and Rockwell rather than their acting (controversial, I know). The great Woody Harrelson is also fantastic in the film.
McDonagh’s film is as vibrant as it is incendiary and in lesser hands it could have been a grossly insensitive piece. But the writer-director strikes things just right, delivering a wonderfully on-point dark comedy.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was also a commercial success, grossing $55.5 million at the US box office and $160 million worldwide.