Sheridan:'U2 sure bet for an Oscar'
DIRECTOR Jim Sheridan last night tipped U2 to walk off with an Oscar after the group failed to win a Golden Globe for the soundtrack to his new film 'Brothers'.
The band's song 'Winter' was beaten in the Best Song category by singer Ryan Bingham with the theme from film 'Crazy Heart' at a star-studded ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday night.
"I'm sorry the lads didn't win a Golden Globe but I think there's a good chance they could get an Oscar instead for Best Song," Sheridan told the Irish Independent.
The collaboration between Jim Sheridan and U2 came about after Sheridan showed U2 a rough cut of the movie.
'Brothers', a remake of the Danish film 'Brodre', tells the story of a decorated marine who goes missing overseas while his younger brother cares for his wife.
Another Irish nominee who failed to pick up a gong was Dublin actor Brendan Gleeson, in the running for best actor in a TV movie for his portrayal of British prime minister Winston Churchill. But Kevin Bacon won that award for his role in 'Taking Chance'.