Irish talent well represented in 95th Oscar nomination

The Irish talent put on a great show at their 95th Oscar nominations, winning major categories including best picture, best actor and best supporting actor and actress.

Martin McDonagh’s dark Irish comedy The Banshees Of Inisherin was one of the best films, receiving a total of nine nominations – only surpassed by the science fiction thriller Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The film’s four main stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, and Kerry Condon were nominated, while McDonagh received the nod for best director.

The nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced in person on Tuesday by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Farrell received his first best actor Oscar nomination, along with veteran British actor Bill Nighy and Normal People star Paul Mescal.

The nomination continues the successful awards season run for Farrell, who was nominated for both a Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild gong for his performance in The Banshees Of Inisherin.

Nighy takes her turn in Living, where she plays a senior officer who is inspired to make the most of her remaining days after a boring life.

Mescal earned his nomination for his role in the coming-of-age drama Aftersun.

Irish talent was well represented in the other major categories; Along with Keoghan, Gleeson was nominated for best supporting actor for The Banshees Of Inisherin, and Condon was recognized in the best supporting actress category.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett joined Condon as a best supporting actress nominee, becoming the first actor to be nominated from a Marvel movie for her performance in one of the series’ films.

British actress Andrea Riseborough joins best actress category highlights Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh after a grassroots awards season campaign.

Blanchett and Yeoh, both previously recognized, were nominated for Tar and Everything Everywhere All At Once, respectively.

Riseborough received endorsement for her work on To Leslie.

Michelle Williams was also nominated for best actress after a campaign that praised her acclaimed performance of the piano-playing mother Mitzi in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, not as best supporting role.

Everything Everywhere All At Once was nominated once again, with a total of 11 nominations, followed by The Banshees Of Inisherin and All Quiet On The Western Front, which received nine nominations.

All three were nominated in the coveted best picture category, along with Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans.

The blockbuster sequels Avatar: The Way Of Water; Top Gun: Maverick; as well as Elvis, Tar, Triangle of Sorrow and Talking Women.

Notable disdain for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Babylon, and The Whale, which were not on the list.

Charlie Mackesy’s heartwarming story The Boy, the Mole, The Fox And The Horse received an Oscar nomination for best animated short film.

Oscar-winning British designer Jenny Beavan has once again been nominated in the best costume category for her work on Mrs Harris Goes To Paris.

Hosted by US talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the star-studded Oscar ceremony will take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

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