#TBT: Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender at their first Oscars are simply adorable
As we approach the Oscars this Sunday after another exhaustive year of red carpets, we trawled through the archives to see Irish actors on their first Academy Awards red carpet.
As we combed through pictures of Brenda Fricker, Saoirse Ronan and Liam Neeson, Farrell and Fassbender both stood out from the A-list crowd - namely for their sweet dates.
When he was nominated for his first Best Actor Oscar for 12 Years A Slave in 2014, Kerry native Michael brought the his leading lady to support him on the night - his mother Adele.
It turns out the 38-year-old had plenty of opportunities to thank his parents for their support - he brought his father Josef, in a matching black tuxedo, to last year's awards.
As for Colin? Back in 2003 when he was one of Hollywood's hottest commodities, he took his sister and best friend Claudine and his ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave in all black.
For the next one in 2008, Colin opted to treat his mother Rita to a night on the biggest stage in the world.
The Oscars aren't exactly flooded with Irish talent, but we've enjoyed significant success over the years, including...
Here's Saoirse Ronan in 2008 at age 13 when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Atonement.
Bono and Ali Hewson in 2003. Ali obviously gets bonus points for her shoes.
Brenda Fricker with her Best Supporting Actress statue back in 1990.
Liam Neeson didn't get an invite until 2009, but my goodness did he represent when he finally featured.
Director Neil Jordan with wife Brenda Rawn in 1993 when he won Best Screenplay for The Crying Game.
This Sunday, Limerick native Ruth Negga is up for Best Actress for Loving and it will be her first ever Academy Awards.
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