#Oscars18: Multiple Irish nominees for the 90th Academy Awards
The Academy Award nominees have just been announced for the 90th Oscars and it has been a good Hollywood morning for the Irish. Director Nora Twomey and Cartoon Saloon have been nominated for the third time for Best Animated Feature for The Breadwinner, while Saoirse Ronan also received her third Oscar nomination, this time for her critically acclaimed turn in GretaGreta is the new feature directed by Academy Award®-winning Irish director Neil Jordan, and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, and Maika Monroe. More Gerwig’s Lady Bird, having previously been nominated in the same category for Brooklyn (2016) and receiving a Best Supporting Actress nod in 2008 for Atonement. Costume Designer Consolata Boyle is another repeat Oscar nominee for her work on Victoria & Abdul, while British-Irish writer/director Martin McDonagh was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Irish resident and three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated again for Best Actor for Phantom Thread.
Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the way in nominations with 13, followed by Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk with eight and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with seven. 9 films were nominated for best picture: Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Mudbound cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history by becoming the first female director of photography to receive an Oscar nomination. Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig’s nomination makes her only the fifth woman to be nominated for Best Director in the Academy Awards’ 90-year history, while Get Out‘s Jordan Peele becomes the fifth black director to compete for the Oscar. No black director has ever won the Best Director Oscar.
I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has nominated The Breadwinner for Best Animated Feature. At a time when women’s voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever.
Nora Twomey, Director – The Breadwinner
Today’s Oscar nomination for Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner marks the third nomination for Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon following their 2010 and 2015 nominations for The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, respectively. This nomination also stands as a testament to the power and strength of Irish animation, which is currently experiencing unprecedented growth and prosperity and Cartoon Saloon are at the fore of this success.
I would like to congratulate Nora and the team at Cartoon Saloon following this wonderful recognition of their beautifully realised tale of a young girl who must fight to protect her family and further congratulate the team on an already-stellar awards season.
On behalf of the IFB, I also extend my congratulations to Saoirse Ronan, Consolata Boyle, Martin McDonagh and Daniel Day-Lewis as they join The Breadwinner in placing Irish talent on the international stage at this year’s Academy Awards®.
James Hickey,Chief Executive – Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry.
To have been a part of a film like Lady Bird was a true privilege and I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognizing this wonderful story about the beauty and strength of women. I am especially thrilled to share this moment with Laurie Metcalf and our leader and director Greta Gerwig, who, like Lady Bird, is an incredible woman and a dear friend.
I am delighted to see so much Irish interest with actors and filmmakers nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. In terms of its size, Ireland punches way above its weight in the quality of its audiovisual output. The Irish Film Industry has gone from success to success over the past number of years with every year bringing international recognition and awards. Oscar nominations are an endorsement of excellence but they also serve to highlight not only our film industry but also Ireland as a destination for inward investment across all industries as well as a tourism destination. I wish all of our nominees further success when the Oscars are announced on 4 March 2018
Josepha Madigan TD – Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Full List of Nominees
Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan Get Out, Jordan Peele Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro
The Boss Baby The Breadwinner Coco Ferdinand Loving Vincent
DeKalb Elementary The Eleven O’Clock My Nephew Emmett The Silent Child Watu Wote/All of Us
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber Logan, Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani Get Out, Jordan Peele Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,Martin McDonagh
Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema Mudbound, Rachel Morrison The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen
Best Documentary Feature:
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Faces Places Icarus Last Men in Aleppo Strong Island
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Edith+Eddie Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 Heroin(e) Knife Skills Traffic Stop
Best Live Action Short Film:
Dear Basketball Garden Party Lou Negative Space Revolting Rhymes
Best Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile) The Insult (Lebanon) Loveless (Russia) On Body and Soul (Hungary) The Square (Sweden)
Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss Dunkirk, Lee Smith I, Tonya, Tatiana S. Riegel The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory
Baby Driver, Julian Slater Blade Runner 2049, Mark Mangini, Theo Green Dunkirk, Alex Gibson, Richard King The Shape of Water, Nathan Robitaille Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood
Baby Driver, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin Blade Runner 2049, Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill Dunkirk, Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo The Shape of Water, Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick
Beauty and the Beast Blade Runner 2049″ Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Shape of Water
Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell
Mighty River from Mudbound, Mary J. Blige Mystery of Love from Call Me by Your Name, Sufjan Stevens Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez Stand Up for Something from Marshall, Diane Warren, Common This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Makeup and Hair:
Darkest Hour Victoria and Abdul Wonder
Beauty and the Beast Darkest Hour Phantom Thread The Shape of Water Victoria and Abdul
Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Kong: Skull Island Star Wars: The Last Jedi War for the Planet of the Apes