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The Oscar nominations are in.

The Irish are coming!

Benjamin Cleary – best live action action short (Stutterer)

Saoirse Ronan – best actress in a leading role (Brooklyn)

Michael Fassbender – best actor in a leading role (Steve Jobs)

Emma Donoghue – best adapted screenplay (Room)

Lenny Abrahamson – best director (Room)

Brooklyn – best picture

Room – best picture

Oscar nominations 2016 live: Carol, The Revenant and Spotlight battle it out (The Guardian)

Previously: Room For An Oscar?

Thanks Carlos Strange

‘sheet movie critic Mark Ryall writes:

The 2016 Oscar nominations are out and Irish interest is considerable this year, with Lenny Abrahamson, Saoirse Ronan, and Michael Fassbender all nominated in the main categories. Emma Donoghue is also nominated for best adapted screenplay.

Brooklyn and Room are both up for best picture alongside The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Spotlight.

Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant is way out in front with 12 nominations, but the major surprise is that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is just behind with 10. The consensus is that DiCaprio will bring home the shiny statue, but my own personal Punxsutawney Phil predicts that The Revenant will win for best picture and director.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (yay!) got five nods, all in technical categories (boo).

The full list of nominees is here. The 88th Academy Awards will be held on 28th February.


Irish animation Song Of The Sea is up for an Oscar.

It’s directed by Tomm Moore (of The Secret of Kells) and features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and band Kíla.


Watch nominations being revealed live here

Song Of The Sea

Pic via The Academy




Northern Irish short film Boogaloo And Graham is also up for a gong.

It was directed by Michael Lennox, written by Ronan Blaney and stars Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Riley Hamilton and Aaron Lynch. It tells the tale of how two young boys in the Seventies in Belfast grow up with their chickens.


Boogaloo And Graham


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John Carney’s song Lost Stars, in his film Begin Again – which stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo – is up for Best Original Song.


Read a full list of Oscar nominations here