Friday 24 November 2017

Historic day for Irish talent with 9 Oscar nominations

Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’
Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson are lovetorn in 'Brooklyn'
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Irish actors reigned supreme in this year’s Academy Award nominations.

As predicted, Saoirse Ronan (21) was nominated in the Best Actress category for her turn as Eilis in Brooklyn, facing competition against recent Golden Globe winner Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Charlotte Rampling. It marks Saoirse’s second Oscar nomination – in 2008, at the age of 13, she was among the youngest ever nominees for Best Supporting Actress for Atonement.

Lenny Abrahamson was a surprise nomination for Best Director for Room, which was also nominated for Best Picture, while author Emma Donoghue was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film.

Stutterer by Irish director Benjamin Cleary was nominated for Best Live Action Short.

Michael Fassbender was nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in Steve Jobs. He was previously nominated Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for 12 Years A Slave, however this year finally looks to be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year for Oscar glory. 

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs


Best Actress

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Jennifer Lawrence- Joy

Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years


Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

Matt Damon – The Martian


Best Supporting Actress

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Jennifer Jason Leigh - Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara - Carol

Rachel McAdams - Spotlight

Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl


Best Supporting Actor

Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Christian Bale - The Big Short

Tom Hardy - The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight

Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies


Best Picture

The Martian

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant




Best Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu – The Revenant

Adam McKay - The Big Short

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

Lenny Abrahamson  - Room

Tom McCarthy - Spotlight


Best Adapted Screenplay

Emma Donoghue – Room

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay -The  Big Short

Nicky Hornby - Brooklyn

Drew Goddard - The Martian


Best Documentary


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Animated Feature


Boy and the World

inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There


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