Did you know that Ireland boasts the only person to win 3 Best Actor Oscars, the only person to be nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting actor in the same film and the person to win the second largest total of Oscars by any single person?
Who are these amazing people? You can read all about them in the below infograpghic which contains plenty of amazing facts and figures about the history of the Oscars (there’s even a section on famous Oscar dresses!) which you can use to wow your friends when you host your Oscars party!
With the Oscars only a few days away, film fans across Ireland are getting super excited. The Oscars have seemingly replaced the likes of the World Cup and even the Eurovision as our favourite ‘spectator sport’. And why wouldn’t they? Not only have we actually qualified for the Oscars, there’s a chance of Ireland walking away with six Academy Awards on the night.
There is at least one Irish nomination in each of the following award categories:
- Best Adapted Screenplay (Emma Donoghue – Room)
- Best Short Film (Stutterer)
- Best Director (Lenny Abrahamson – Room)
- Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn)
- Best Actor (Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs)
- Best Film (Room & Brooklyn)
It looks like Room is Ireland’s best bet for Oscar glory this year, with no less than three nods. Probably the toughest one to win is going to Best Actress, with our Saoirse Ronan up against some stern competition in the form of both bookies’ favourite Brie Larson and the screen legend that is Cate Blanchett. Irish hearts and minds have reason to be confident though, as we have a proven track record at the Academy Awards.