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24th Jan 2017

BREAKING: Ruth Negga Nominated For Best Actress At 89th Academy Awards

James Fenton

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced and Ruth Negga leads the way for Ireland

Ethiopian-born Ruth has been nominated for best actress for her role in Loving while The Lobster starring Colin Farrell is up for Best Original Screenplay.

Check out a selection of nominations below:

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving 

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Emma Stone – La La Land

Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins 

Best Actor

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling – La La Land 

Denzel Washington – Fences

Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic 

Best Picture 

– Arrival

– Fences

– Hacksaw Ridge

– Hell or High Water

– Hidden Figures

– La La Land

– Lion

– Manchester by the Sea

– Moonlight

In other news, The Lobster, which was filmed in Ireland and stars Castleknock’s own Colin Farrell, has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Yorgos Lanthimos

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