Ireland at the Oscars

The Oscars

Ireland has scooped a record 14 Oscar nominations, prompting jokes that the ceremony should be relocated from Los Angeles to Dublin. Martin McDonagh’s film THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN got nine nods, Paul Mescal was nominated for best actor for AFTERSUN, and THE QUIET GIRL made history by becoming the first Irish-language film to be nominated in the best international feature film category.

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AN IRISH GOODBYE shortlisted for Oscar

An Irish Goodbye

A Northern Ireland short film, AN IRISH GOODBYE, has made it one step closer to an Academy Award. Two hundred short films qualified to be considered for the live-action short category and now An Irish Goodbye is one of fifteen that have been selected for a shortlist. The Academy of Motion Pictures will choose between three and five short films to go forward and compete at the Oscars in March.

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THE QUIET GIRL: Ireland’s Oscar submission

Irish-language drama THE QUIET GIRL (An Cailín Ciúin) has been selected as Ireland’s entry for best international feature film at next year’s Academy Awards. Told almost entirely in the Irish language, the film recounts the story of a neglected young girl named Cáit (Catherine Clinch) who spends a memorable and formative summer with relations.

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