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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 black comedy crime film written, produced, and directed by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage. The film follows a mother who, when the police in her town fail to find a suspect in her daughter's murder, rents three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime, polarizing the community. The film was screened in the main competition of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on September 4, 2017. It also played at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won its top prize, the People's Choice Award. It was also screened at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was theatrically released in the United States on November 10, 2017, and in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2018 by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film received widespread critical acclaim, with praise aimed at McDonagh's screenplay and direction, as well as the cast's performances, particularly those of McDormand, Harrelson, and Rockwell, and was named as one of the top 10 films of the year by the American Film Institute. At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the film won the awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress – Drama (McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Rockwell), and Best Screenplay, while also receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Original Score. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the film received nine nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress in a Leading Role (McDormand), as well as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for both Rockwell and Harrelson.