Oscars 2023 An Irish Goodbye wins Best Short Film Oscar

The film, which was shot on location in Londonderry, Templepatrick, and Saintfield, saw competition at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.

James Martin as Lorcan

There was disappointment for The Banshees of Inishrin, who did not win in any of their categories. The awards in Los Angeles saw a record number of nominations for Irish talent. Directed and written by Ross White and Tom Berkeley, An Irish Goodbye tells the story of two estranged brothers who come together after the death of their mother. The black comedy, set on a rural farm, stars James Martin as Lorcan, alongside Seamus O’Hara, who plays his older brother Turlough. After the film nominated in January, Mr Martin told BBC News NI: “We were all so excited when my brother Daniel texted and said it was shortlisted for the Oscars we were in tears “

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Oscar win “icing on my birthday cake”

Sunday’s award was not the only reason to celebrate as it was also Mr. Martin’s birthday. He previously said that an Oscar win would be “icing on my birthday cake”. Other nominations at Sunday’s ceremony in the Best Live Action Short Film category Thee, Ivalu, Le Pupil, Night Ride, and The Red Suitcase. Irish talent well represented at the Oscars, with a record 14 nominations, including nine for Martin McDonagh’s tragicomedy. Banshees of Inishrin.

Also nominated for Best Supporting Actress

Colin Farrell lost in the Best Actor category, while his co-stars Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan failed in the Best Supporting Actor category. Kerry Condon also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role, but lost to Jamie Lee Curtis. Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inishrin tells the story of two friends who lose their lives. They separate after deciding to end the relationship abruptly.

Best International Feature Film

A Cailin Ceuinn (The Quiet Girl) the first Irish language film to nominated for Best International Feature Film, a category previously named Best Foreign Language Film.

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