For casual fans of film, the name Martin McDonagh only became familiar after the movie he wrote, directed and produced, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” became the talk of this year’s awards season.

Actors Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell both won Oscars for their performances in it, while McDonagh (a previous Oscar winner for the 2004 short film “Six Shooter”) collected Golden Globes and BAFTAs.

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