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8 reasons why Lenny Abrahamson HAS to win the Oscar for Ireland

We’re all behind ya.

OUR VERY OWN Lenny Abrahamson is nominated for the Best Director Oscar tonight, and the clock is ticking.

He has to win.

1. He’s the underdog

Nobody even expected him to be nominated, nevermind win. That’s why if he wins it will be all the more BRILLIANT.

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2. He comes from Dublin and studied Theoretical Physics in Trinity

Trinners for winners, it’s written in the stars.

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3. He gave us Adam and Paul

Aka the favourite movie of your secondary school crush.

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4. He’s nominated for his film based on an amazing Irish book

Written by an Irish born author, Emma Donoghue. We’re just about to burst into patriotic mini tricolour confetti over here.

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5. Without him, Frank may not exist


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I love you alll.

6. It’s about time we had an Irish Best Director

Poor Jim Sheridan couldn’t bag one of his six nominations :(

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7. Basically, Lenny has to win

Imagine the scenes on Camden street.It’ll be like Italia 90 all over again.

8. If nothing else, to keep up his Twitter brilliance

Hey, if it’s good enough for the fonze, it’s good enough for us.

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