The Irish movie 'An Cailín Ciúin' has been shortlisted for an Oscar.
It's among 15 films that made the shortlist in the Best International Feature Film category.
The Irish language film was selected by IFTA in August as Ireland's nominated film for the category.
YES!!! Rinne sí é, tá #AnCailínCiúin ar an ngearrliosta! She did it! #TheQuietGirl by @ColmBairead has made it onto @TheAcademy #InternationalFeatureFilm shortlist - first time for an Irish-language film! 🙌🏻 Lá stairiúil! An historic day! 🇮🇪 We are thrilled beyond words 💚 pic.twitter.com/tHdLL34OfH
— An Cailín Ciúin / The Quiet Girl (@quietgirlfilm) December 21, 2022
Since then, Academy members were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and had to view all 15 shortlisted films to vote.
It will now go on to the next stage of the process where members of the Academy will select from the reduced list of contenders to pick the final five nominees for the 95th Oscars, which will take place on March 12th.
If it succeeds in gaining a nomination, 'An Cailín Ciúin' will become the first Irish language film to ever be nominated in the Best International Feature Film category.