Hopes For Irish Sweep As Oscars Take Place Monday

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Oscar Fever is building in the lead up to the 95th Academy Awards presentation on Sunday March 12.  The ceremony is to be held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards will honour films released in 2022.

Tipperary has high hopes for Oscar success for Kerry Condon, Thurles, nominated for her role in the Banshees of Inisherin in the Best Supporting Actress category. Limerick Actor Andrew Bennett says his farming roots helped him transcend his character for his role in An Cailín Ciúin nominated in the Best International Feature Category.

Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin has nine nominations including for Best Director and Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon all get acting nods for Banshees. The film, set in the west of Ireland, is also nominated in the Best Picture category and for Best Original Score, Best Screenplay and Film Editing. Jon Kenny (Hospital) and Pat Shortt (Thurles) also contribute to the film.

Irish actor Paul Mescal, competes in best actor for his performance in Aftersun.

The northern Irish film – An Irish Good Bye is nominated in the Live-Action Short Category.

The Oscar ceremony will be broadcast on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player on Monday starting at 9:30pm.