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Lenny Abrahamson and Saoirse Ronan nominated for Oscars

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The Oscars will be handed out on February 28
The Oscars will be handed out on February 28

The Oscar nominations brought loads of great news Irish film, with four high-profile nominations.

Not only did Saoirse Ronan get nominated for her role in Brooklyn but Lenny Abrahamson is up for Best Director for helming Room.

Michael Fassbender also is up for Best Actor.

'Room' author Emma Donoghue is also nominated for best adapted screenplay and two films that Ireland has a strong connection with, Room and Brooklyn, are up for best picture

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES 

:: Best actor in a supporting role
Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
:: Best actress in a supporting role
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
:: Best actor in a leading role
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
:: Best actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
:: Best picture
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight
:: Best director
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Alejandro G Inarritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
:: Best original score
Bridge Of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
:: Best original screenplay
Bridge Of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
:: Best adapted screenplay
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room
:: Best animated feature
Anomalisa
Boy And The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There
:: Best documentary feature
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look Of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter On Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
:: Best original song
Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Manta Ray (Racing Extinction)
Simple Song #3 (Youth)
Til It Happens To You (The Hunting Ground)
Writing's On The Wall (Spectre)