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#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 Greta 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 Board

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.
Saoirse Ronan

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

Best Picture:

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Lead Actor:

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.

Lead Actress:

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

Supporting Actor:

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

Supporting Actress:

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

Animated Feature:

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Animated Short:

DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

Adapted Screenplay:

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

Original Screenplay:

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
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best Documentary Short Subject:

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best Live Action Short Film:

Dear Basketball
Garden Party
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)

Film Editing:

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

Sound Editing:

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

Sound Mixing:

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

Production Design:

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049″
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Original Score:

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

Original Song:

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

Costume Design:

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