Irish Oscar Bonanza

Pic of Day: Irish films are very much in the hunt for Oscars this year after nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards were unveiled Tuesday.

Indeed, it is a record year for Irish film with 14 nominations across various categories including the first ever Irish language film to be nominated in the international fill category.

"Ireland Smashes Oscars Nominations Record," was a headline in the Hollywood reporter.

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That smashing was aided by nine nominations for Martin McDonagh's "The Banshees of Inisherin."

Banshees passed "Belfast" and "In The Name of the Father," the previous Irish joint record holders with seven nominations apiece.

Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon and KIldare-born Paul Mescal are all nominated in actor categories.

The first four are all nominated for their roles in "Banshees."

An Cailín Ciúin becomes the first Irish-language film to be nominated as best international film. Paul Mescal has been nominated as best actor for his role in "Aftersun, while "An Irish Goodbye" has been nominated in the best live-action short category. Pictured is scene from An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl).