Catherine Clinch in An Cailin Ciuin
What a brilliant time for Irish filmmakers, actors and writers to see their work recognised with 14 Nominations for this year’s Oscars.
Martin McDonagh’s powerful and moving ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ which was filmed on Achill Island leads the pack with 9 nominations. McDonagh is up for Best Director, Best Original Screen Play, and Best Film. All four actors are nominated with Colin Farrell up for Best Actor for his stunning performance alongside Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon nominated for Best Supporting Actors, with the film also up for Best Original Score and Film Editing.
Paul Mescal is nominated for Best Actor for ‘Aftersun’
‘An Cailin Ciuin’ directed by Colm Bairead is nominated for the Best International Film by the Academy … A first for an Irish language film. The film is based on the book ‘Foster’ by Claire Keegan, one of my favourite writers.
Richard Baneham is up for visual effects for Avatar the Way of Water. Jonathan Redmond has been nominated alongside Matt Villa for Best Editing for their work on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Tom Berkeley and Ross White’s ‘An Irish Goodbye ‘is nominated for Best Live Action Short. The success of Irish film is an incredible achievement and we will all be watching with baited breath and pride on Oscar night on March 12th.
Oscar Nominated Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson