Paul Mescal, Barry Keoghan and An Cailín Ciúin among Irish Oscar nominations

By Sarah McKenna Barry

January 24, 2023 at 2:39pm


Incredible scenes.

Today was a day for the record books in Irish cinema history with five actors and two Irish films performing incredibly across the board.

The nominations were announced by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams in LA, and first up was the category for Best Supporting Actress and Tipperary's own Kerry Condon made the cut. Condon was nominated for her role in The Banshees of Inisherin.

 Kerry Condon is among the Irish Oscar nominations

Next up, we saw Barry Keoghan and Brendan Gleeson receive nominations for Best Supporting Actor for their work in Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin.

Then, Irish language film An Cailín Ciúin made history by becoming the first Irish language film with a nomination for the Oscar for Best International Feature.


Finally, two Irish actors – Paul Mescal and Colin Farrell – were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Leading Actor for their performances in Aftersun and The Banshees of Inisherin, respectively.

Irish (not British) actor Paul Mescal has also received his first Oscar nomination

Outside of the acting categories, Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

The Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 12th, and it's safe to say, we have a pretty good chance of taking home an award or two.

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