Words: Eva O’Beirne
It’s a good day to be Irish.
Irish actors Colin Farrell, Kerry Condon, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Mescal and Barry Keoghan have all received their first Oscar nods.
Farrell was nominated alongside Mescal in the Best Leading Actor category for their performances in “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Aftersun”.
Meanwhile, Barry Keoghan joined his co-star Brendan Gleeson in the Supporting Actors category for his role in “Banshees”.
Kerry Condon, who arguably was at the heart of “Banshees”, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
“The Banshees of Inisherin” has also been nominated for best film editing and best picture while Martin McDonagh has also been nominated for best director.
This year’s Oscar nominations have been dominated by Irish creatives and actors.
“An Cailín Ciúin” has made Irish cinema history by becoming the first Irish language film to be nominated for an Oscar in the International Feature Film category.
Northern Irish short film “An Irish Goodbye” also received a nomination in the Live Action Short Film category.
The star-studded ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on March 12, where hopefully Ireland will scoop up plenty of awards.
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