Irish Talent at the Oscars • Mar 4
Martin McDonagh‘s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept the Golden Globes on Jan. 7 and got another bounce when the writer/director reaped a bid from the DGA on Jan. 11.
Greta Gerwig‘s coming-of-age charmer Lady Bird, also did well at the Golden Globes, winning both Best Comedy/Musical and for leading lady Saoirse Ronan
The Breadwinner directed by Ireland’s Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the visually captivating animated film tells the story of a brave girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban in the lead-up to the 2001 U.S. invasion.
Song of Granite Ireland’s entry to Best Foreign Language film category sadly didn’t make it all the way to nomination but nevertheless a great pic about the life of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney.