Saturday 20 January 2018

The 5 Irish You Need to Know at the Oscars

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

From the red carpet to those behind the scenes, these Irish will be making an impact come the 2014 Academy Awards.

Of course Michael Fassbender is first. He's nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award for 12 Years a Slave. The big questions is whether or not he will attend though. Last year (while still nursing his ego after being snubbed for a gold statue for Shame), he said he would be filming in New Zealand for the 2014 ceremony.

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Michael Fassbender The BFI London Film Festival: A Dangerous Method - gala screening held at the Odeon West End - Arrivals. London, England - 24.10.11 Mandatory Credit:

2. Marissa Carter

Marissa is undoubtedly one of the most successful Irish entrepreneurs of 2013. Her Cocoa Brown tan raked in millions last year and is being sold around the world - a bottle is sold every four minutes in Ireland. Organisers of the beauty suites at the Academy Awards reached out to Marissa, who will be tanning some of the biggest stars in Hollywood before the big event.


3. The Strypes

These teenage Cavan rockers will play the Oscar Wilde party before the Academy Awards. The Irish precursor to the Oscars themselves always attract big names including Michelle Williams, JJ Abrams, Colin Farrell, Paul Rudd, Steven Spielberg and countless others.

The Strypes by Jill Furmanovsky 2013

4. U2

Bono and co are nominated for Best Original Song with Ordinary Love, for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Judging from their selfie enthusiasm at the Golden Globes, it should be interesting to see who they pose with at the Oscars.

This image released by NBC shows, from left, The Edge, Bono, Larry Mullen, Jr., background and Adam Clayton of U2 with the award for best original song - in a motion picture for "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

5. Consolata Boyle

Boyle was the costume designer for Philomena, nominated for Best Picture. Filmed in Ireland last year, the flick has astounded critics and attracted a host of nominations and awards this year. Boyle counts The Iron Lady and The Queen among her credits.


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