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Saoirse Ronan and Lenny Abrahamson lead an Irish sweep at the Oscar nominations

Michael Fassbender, Emma Donoghue and short film director Benjamin Cleary also got nods.

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IT’S A BUMPER YEAR for the Irish at the Oscars as Brooklyn and Room both land Best Picture nominations.

Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson received nods in the Best Actress category for their roles in Brooklyn and Room respectively, while Michael Fassbender is up for Best Actor for Steve Jobs.

Lenny Abrahamson has been nominated for Best Director, alongside George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Alejandro G Innaritu (The Revenant).

At the Irish Room premiere at the Lighthouse this week, Abrahamson dismissed any notion that he would be nominated for an Oscar, saying “believe it or not, you can know” who’s going to be nominated. He said he felt it wasn’t to be his year. How wrong he was.

Sundance London Film Festival - Frank screening Source: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Emma Donoghue is up for Best Adapted Screenplay for Room, while British author Nick Hornby was nominated for his work on the Brooklyn screenplay.

Elsewhere, Irish director Benjamin Cleary was nominated for his live-action short film, Stutterer.

Here are the nominations in full:

Best Picture

Brooklyn-Blusih-poster Source: Wordpress

  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Bridge Of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • The Martian
  • Spotlight
  • The Big Short
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor

The Revenant screening - London Source: Vianney Le Caer/PA Wire

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Matt Damon, The Martian

Best Actress

73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor

Legend World Premiere - London Source: PA WIRE

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress

Testament of Youth premiere - London Source: PA WIRE

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Director

Film-National Board of Review Awards Source: AP/Press Association Images

  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Alejandro González Inárritu, The Revenant
  • Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Best Original Score

  • Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
  • Carter Burwell, Carol
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Charles Randolf and Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
  • The Martian, Drew Goddard
  • Emma Donoghue, Room
  • Carol, Phyllis Nagy

Best Original Screenplay

  • Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers, Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland, Ex Machina
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Jonathan Herman, Straight Outta Compton

Best Animated Film

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy And The World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

Best Original Song

  • Earned It – The Weeknd, Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Manta Ray, Racing Extinction
  • Simple Song #3, Youth
  • Til It Happens To You - Lady Gaga, The Hunting Ground
  • Writing’s On The Wall – Sam Smith, Spectre

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