Colin Farrell has been named Best Actor of the Year by the Boston Society of Film Critics. The young Irish actor won the title for his role in 'Tigerland', a film by Joel Schumacher. It is thought that the award will increase Farrell's chance of an Oscar nomination. Twenty-four year old Farrell from Dublin is best known for his role as Danny in TV's 'Ballykissangel'. He also appeared in a supporting role in the film 'Ordinary Decent Criminal'.

Farrell has recently finished filming the part of Jesse James in the film 'American Outlaws' alongside Kathy Bates and Timothy Dalton, and a part originally intended for Jim Carrey in another Schumacher film, 'Phone Booth'.