Ireland is celebrating its best-ever day in film with 14 nominations at this year's Oscars.
It includes nine awards for Banshees of Inisherin which is set off the west coast of Ireland.
@benfinnegannews Irish film has its best day ever with 14 #oscars nominations #ireland #irish #irishnews #irelandnews #banaheesofinisherin #colinfarrell #brendangleeson #kerrycondon #barrykeoghan #paulmescal #aftersun #ancailinciuin #oscars2023 #oscars23 ♬ original sound - Ben Finnegan
The movie directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon follows Pádraic (Farrell) who is devastated when his buddy Colm (Gleeson) suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship.
IRISH OSCAR NOMINATIONS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Kerry Condon, Banshees of Inisherin
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - The Banshees of Inisherin
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - The Banshees of Inisherin
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM - An Irish Goodbye
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Brendan Gleeson, Banshees of Inisherin. Barry Keoghan, Banshees of Inisherin
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - The Quiet Girl
BEST FILM EDITING - The Banshees of Inisherin, Jonathan Redmond, Elvis
BEST ACTOR - Colin Farrell, Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal, Aftersun
BEST DIRECTOR - Martin McDonagh, Banshees of Inisherin
BEST PICTURE - Banshees of Inisherin
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Richard Baneham, Avatar: The Way of Water
Colin Farrell heads into the Oscars already having won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes, but will have stiff Irish competition from Paul Mescal.
— Colm Bairéad (@ColmBairead) January 24, 2023
Barry Keoghan and Brendan Gleeson also go head to head in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Unfortunately there's no Best Donkey category, but there's no doubt Jenny from Banshees of Inisherin would win.