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The Independent UK
Annabel Nugent

Oscars nominations 2023 – as it happened: Irish stars triumph with Paul Mescal and Colin Farrell up for Best Actor


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Everything Everywhere All At Once leads the pack with the most Oscar nominations this year – but some surprises and snubs have certainly shaken things up.

The nominations were announced today (24 January), as awards season continues.

Read: Full list of 2023 Oscar nominees here

Among the surprise nominees this year is Paul Mescal who received a Best Actor nod for his role in the father-daughter drama Aftersun. He is nominated alongside Austin Butler, Brendan Fraser, Bill Nighy, and fellow Irish actor Colin Farrell.

It is a big year for Ireland, with Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon joining Mescal and Farrell in the list of nominees. The Banshees of Inisherin, An Irish Goodbye and A Quiet Girl all received nods this year.

Read: The 7 biggest snubs and surprises from the 2023 Oscar nominations

Another shock came when Ana de Armas was nominated for Best Actress thanks to her role in the hugely polarising Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, which The Independent gave one-star.

Riz Ahmed and Alison Williams hosted the announcement presentation from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

The 95th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday (12 March) with Jimmy Kimmel returning as host for the third time.

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