It’s a huge year for Ireland at the Oscars: from acting to directing to visual effects, Irish films, film-makers and stars have received 14 nominations. A quarter of the acting nominees – Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Paul Mescal and Barry Keoghan – are Irish. And THE QUIET GIRL is the first Irish-language film to be nominated for an Oscar. JJ Abrams put it succinctly: “Seven million people on that island and all of them are nominated.”

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