Irish Stars come out in force for Oscar Nominees Luncheon

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell Pic: Andres Poveda

Ireland’s Academy Award nominees were out in force on Monday as they attended the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon, celebrating a record year for Irish screen talent.

The star-studded event took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills which gave celebrities a chance to chat and mingle with fellow nominees ahead of the big night itself.

Of course, The Banshees of Inisherin cast, including Kerry Condon, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson joined the film’s Oscar-nominated writer-director Martin McDonagh – who are all nominated alongside co-star Barry Keoghan.

While, writer-director of An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl), Colm Bairéad, and the Irish-language hit’s producer, Cleona Ní Chrualaoí, also showed their faces as they celebrated their Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film.

Pic: Instagram/The Academy

Paul Mescal who is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Aftersun was seen having a laugh with Michelle Yeoh, who is shortlisted for Best Actress for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

However, it wasn’t just the actors who came out to celebrate their successes as Jonathan Redmond, who is shortlisted in the Best Editing category for his work on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, also made an appearance.

While fellow Dubliner Richard Baneham, nominated for Best Visual Effects for his work on Avatar: The Way of Water joined his colleagues for the luncheon.

The Oscar-nominated short An Irish Goodbye was also represented as co-directors and writers Tom Berkeley and Ross White, were seen enjoying the big day out.


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The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 12 March.


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