It has been a wildly successful Oscars nomination day for the Irish, with The Banshees of Inisherin receiving the second most nominations of any film with nine. This is included a Best Picture nod, and Best Director for Martin McDonagh.
An Cailín Ciúin became the first Irish language film to ever be nominated at the Oscars, taking its place in the Best International Feature Film category.
Colin Farrell and Paul Mescal were recognised for their turns in The Banshees of Inisherin, and Aftersun, with both men making it into the Best Actor category.
Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan, both of Banshees, will be in the running got Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor, when the 2023 Oscars ceremony rolls around on 12 March.
Heaps Of Irish Nominated For The 2023 Oscars
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Barry Keoghan and Colin Farrell are first-time Oscar nominees. pic.twitter.com/jhRUEc883H
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Colm Bairéad, writer/director of An Cailín Ciúin: "This is a truly historic and meaningful moment for Irish film, the Irish people and the Irish language. Never before has an Irish film been nominated in this category.
"Never before has Irish-language art been given such a platform. This film has been an extraordinary labour of love and it has been a joy to see audiences the world over take it into their hearts.
Colin Farrell: "Just so grateful to the Academy for all the love it's shared with the Banshees' cast and crew. Also, beyond honoured to be lumped together with my fellow nominees. A heartfelt congratulations to all the lads!"
Brendan Gleeson: "What an amazing wake-up call! I’m so proud and grateful to be part of The Banshees Of Inisherin on a personal and professional level. I’m absolutely thrilled for the whole brilliant cast and everyone at home.
"What a day for the Irish film industry on a world stage! Feels like a huge family outing on the cards! Thank you Academy. Thank you Martin! Thank you all!"