Irish actor Michael Fassbender and Philomena lead BAFTA nominations
Kerry actor Michael Fassbender is one step closer to Oscar glory.
The German-Irish actor has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his harrowing role as a brutal slave owner in 12 Years a Slave.
Fassbender has been nominated in the same category at next Monday's Golden Globe awards and is hotly tipped to win an Academy Award for his work after being snubbed in the Best Actor category last year for Shame.
Also representing Irish interest is Philomnena, which was filmed in Ireland, which has been nominated for Best Picture.
Fassbender is up against Matt Damon for Behind the Candelabr, Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips, Bradley Cooper for American Hustle and Daniel Brühl for Rush.
Philomena, meanwhile is fighting it out with 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips,and Gravity for Best Film.
All the winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 16 February.
See all the nominations below:
Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr Banks
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American HUstle
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts - Osage County
Oprah Winfrey - The Butler
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Daniel Brühl - Rush
Matt Damon - Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
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Despicable Me 2
The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
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Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street