Ireland Performs Well In Oscar Nominations

Not a bad representation this year!

In the last few minutes news broke of this year's Oscar nominations. Ireland are well represented this year with Michael Fassbender, Saoirse Ronan, Lenny Abrahamson and Emma Donoghue all being recognised for their contribution to film in the last year.

Michael Fassbender has been nominated for his performance as Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle directed movie which was released in 2015. This isn't Fassbender's first Oscar nomination as he has previously been in the running for Best Supporting Actor for 12 Years A Slave.

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Eilis in the movie Brooklyn. Again, this isn't the first time Saoirse has been nominated for an award at the Oscars as at the tender age of 13, she was recognised for her performance as Best Supporting Actress in Atonement. 

Lenny Abrahamson has been nominated for Best Director for Room which came as a surprise to some. Room has also been nominated for Best Picture as well as Emma Donoghue being nominated for Best Screenplay.

Here are the full list of nominees:

Best Actress

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Jennifer Lawrence- Joy

Charlotte Ramppling - 45 Years


Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

Matt Damon – The Martian


Best Supporting Actress

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Jennifer Jason Leigh - Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara - Carol

Rachel McAdams - Spotlight

Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl


Best Supporting Actor

Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Christian Bale - The Big Short

Tom Hardy - The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight

Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies


Best Picture

The Martian

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant




Best Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu – The Revenant

Adam McKay - The Big Short

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

Lenny Abrahamson  - Room

Tom McCarthy - Spotlight


Best Adapted Screenplay

Emma Donoghue – Room

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay -The  Big Short

Nicky Hornby - Brooklyn

Drew Goddard - The Martian


Best Documentary


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Animated Feature


Boy and the World

inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

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