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24th Jan 2023

Record Oscar nominations for Irish talent this year

Sarah McKenna Barry

Incredible scenes.

Today was a day for the record books in Irish cinema history with five actors and two Irish films performing incredibly across the board.

The nominations were announced by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams in LA, and first up was the category for Best Supporting Actress and Tipperary’s own Kerry Condon made the cut. Condon was nominated for her role in The Banshees of Inisherin.

Next up, we saw Barry Keoghan and Brendan Gleeson receive nominations for Best Supporting Actor for their work in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin.

Then, Irish language film An Cailín Ciúin made history by becoming the first Irish language film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best International Feature.

Finally, two Irish actors – Paul Mescal and Colin Farrell – were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Leading Actor for their performances in Aftersun and The Banshees of Inisherin, respectively.

Outside of the acting categories, Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

The Oscars will take place on Sunday 12 March, and it’s safe to say, we’ve a pretty good chance of taking home an award or two.