The nominations for the 2023 Oscars will be released this afternoon, and Irish interest is at a peak with some of the nation’s leading lights already scooping gongs at major award ceremonies.
The Oscars prizegiving will be held in Dolby Theatre, LA, on March 13, roughly seven weeks after Tuesday’s nominations announcement.
Oscar-winning actor and producer Riz Ahmed and US actress Allison Williams will host the announcement of the nominations for the 95th Oscars this Tuesday.
Nominations in all 23 categories will be read out in a live presentation from the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, and via global livestream on the Academy’s website and its social media channels. Proceedings kick off at 8.30am US eastern time, translating to 1.30pm Irish time.
The show will be broadcast on ABC’s Good Morning America on TV in America, and streamed live on Goodmorningamerica.com, ABC News Live and Disney+.
The awards ceremony itself can be watched live on Sky Cinema, which costs €9.99 per month, but a one-day pass can also be purchased on Now TV.
The ceremony is being live streamed on the ABC website, but the stream is geo-blocked and will only be available for people living in the US.
RTÉ has not released its schedule for the 2023 Oscars ceremony yet, but the awards show is traditionally broadcast on RTÉ 2 television the following evening – Monday March 14 this year.
The Banshees of Inisherin has already bagged three Golden Globes, one for Colin Farrell, one for Martin McDonagh’s screenplay and one in the best comedy film section.
It would be a surprise if the dark comedy does not have a host of nominations heading to LA on March 13, including for a best picture and a host of acting and score nominations.
Another Irish film which has been received very favourably by critics this year is An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl).
The Irish language flick picked up two Bafta nominations last week and is strongly tipped to be nominated for Best International Film.
Irish Actors have been lauded for their performances this year across the board, with Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Kerry Condon and Brendan Gleeson all possibilities for Banshees, while Paul Mescal may also be in the running for best actor for his lead role in Aftersun.
Kerry’s Jessie Buckley may also make the nominations list for her performance as Mariche Loewen in Women Talking.
My Father’s Dragon may, hopefully, add another animated feature Oscar nomination to the list for the Kilkenny studio Cartoon Saloon.
More generally, the Netflix feature All Quiet on the Western Front is hotly-tipped to receive a best picture nomination and likely a best director nomination for Edward Berger.
Tom Cruise is perceived as an outside chance for a best actor nomination for Top Gun: Maverick, but the flick itself may land a best picture nomination.
Elvis, the biopic of the king of rock'n'roll, should land Austin Butler a best actor in a leading role nomination, aside from any other it picks up, while Brendan Fraser looks a shoo-in for a nod for his emotionally-charged performance in The Whale.
Everything Everywhere All at Once dominated the Critics’ Choice Awards and it is sure to feature on many nomination lists, including for best director for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
It is also expected to be in the running with Banshees for the overall best picture. Michelle Yeoh is also a possibility for a best actress nod for the movie.
Cate Blanchett (Tár) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) should feature on the best actress list, while Kerry Condon and Jessie Buckley will, hopefully, get nods for best supporting actress.
Eddie Redmayne plays a psychotic serial-killer in The Good Nurse and may also make the cut for best supporting actor, where Barry Keoghan and Brendan Gleeson are also tipped for nomination.
Ke Huy Quan landed the best supporting actor accolade at The Golden Globes and should add to a most-likely extensive nomination list for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Paul Dano and Judd Hirsch may also make the list for best supporting actor for their roles in The Fabelmans.
Actor in a supporting role
Actress in a supporting role
Animated feature film
Animated short film
Live action short film
Makeup and hairstyling
Music (original score)
Writing (adapted screenplay)
Writing (original screenplay)
Actor in a leading role
Actress in a leading role
Documentary feature film
Documentary short film
International feature film
Music (original song)