Spectacular success for Irish films, actors, and filmmakers with the 2016 Oscar nominations
Irish eyes are definitely smiling this afternoon as Irish films, filmmakers and actors picked up 9 Academy Award nominations.
Roomand Brooklynare among the 8 nominees for Best Picture, with Roomdirector Lenny Abrahamson being nominaterd for Best Director. Californian actress Brie Larson has been nominated for Best Actress for her leading role in Room, with author Emma Donoghue picking up a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination. Brooklynstar Saoirse Ronan was also nominated for Best Actress, with screenwriter Nick Hornby also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work converting the Colm Toibin novel. Kerry’s Michael Fassbender is up for Best Actor for his portrayal of Apple founder Steve Jobs, while Irish director/writer/editor Benjamin Cleary’s UK-set short Stuttereris up for Best Live Action Short.
Roomand Brooklynwill square off against the might of Hollywood, with eight films nominated for Best Picture. The other six contenders are The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Spotlight, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, and The Big Short.
Dublin director Lenny Abrahamson will face stiff competition from Adam McKay for The Big Short, George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road, Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant and Tom McCarthy for Spotlight.
Larson and Ronan will be favourites for Best Actress, competing against Cate Blanchett for Carol, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, and Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years. Fassbender is second favourite for Best Actor behind The Revenant‘s Leonardo DiCaprio. The others in his category are Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Matt Damon for The Martian, and last year’s winner Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl.
British author Nick Hornby and Ireland’s Emma Donoghue will compete with
Treasure Entertainment’s Vivamissed out on a Best Foreign Language Film nomination after the shortlist of 9 was whittled down to 5.
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant leads the field with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. It is closely followed by George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nominations. Ridley Scott’s The Martian takes third spot with 7 nominations.
[quote title=”James Hickey – Bord Scannán hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Chief Executive”]What a triumph for Irish film. It’s a staggering achievement for the Irish film industry to be recognised amongst the very best in the world. For two independent feature films developed and produced in Ireland to be recognised amongst the best eight films in the world is phenomenal. It’s a day for the Irish film industry and the entire country to be very proud. It truly is a golden age for Irish film. Everyone who worked on Room and Brooklyn, especially the entire teams at Element Pictures and Parallel Films should be very proud of this achievement. My deepest heartfelt congratulations to the new Academy Award® nominees Lenny Abrahamson, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Donoghue, Ed Guiney, Brie Larson, Nick Hornby, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Michael Fassbender, and Benjamin Cleary.[/quote]
The 2016 Academy Awards takes place on Sunday, 28th February at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
Best Picture The Big Short
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
Mad Max: Fury Road
Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
Ed Guiney, Producer
Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant Micheal Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslett, Steve Jobs
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Film Editing Big Short Mad Max The Revenant Spotlight Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Foreign Language Film Embrace Of THe Serpent Mustang Son Of Saul Theeb A War
Original Score Bridge of Spies Carol The Hateful Eight Sicario Star Wars
Production Design Bridge Of Spies The Danish Girl Mad Max The Martian
Visual Effects Ex Machina Mad Max The Revenant Star Wars The Martian
Adapted Screenplay The Big Short Brooklyn Carol Martian Room
Original Screenplay Bridge Of Spies Ex Machina Inside Out Spotlight Straight Outta Compton
Animated Feature Film Anomalisa Boy And The World Inside Out Shaun The Sheep Movie When Marnie Was There
Cinematography Carol The Hateful Eight Mad Mad: Fury Road The Revenant Sicario
Costume Design Carol Cinderella The Danish Girl Mad Max: Fury Road The Revenant
Documentary Feature Amy Cartel Land The Look of Silence What Happened, Miss Simone Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Documentary Short Subject Body Team 12 A Girl In The River Last Day Of Freedom
Makeup and Hairstyling Mad Max 100 Year Old Man The Revenant
Original Song 50 Shades Of Gray Racing Extinction Youth The Hunting Ground Spectre
Animated Short Film Bear Story Prologue Sanjay’s Super Team We Can’t Live Without Cosmos World of Tomorrow
Live Action Short Film Ave Maria Day One Everything Will Be OK Shock Stutturer
Sound Editing Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Sicario Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sound Mixing Bridge Of Spies Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Star Wars: The Force Awakens