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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's Oscar winners?

It was a good week for Irish cinema following the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations.

Brenda Fricker, who won a Best Supporting Actress award in 1990.
Brenda Fricker, who won a Best Supporting Actress award in 1990.
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THE NOMINATIONS FOR this year’s Academy Awards were announced this week, when Irish-produced film The Favourite received ten nominations.

And there was good news for Irish film in other categories, with animated short Late Afternoon and live action short Detainment also picking up nominations.

To mark another successful year for Irish cinema, we’re testing your knowledge of our winners from years gone by.

Cedric Gibbons was Ireland's first Oscar-winner in 1930 for his part in the production of The Bridge of San Luis Rey. What category did he win in?
Best Art/Set Direction
Best Actor

Best Screenplay
Best Visual Effects
For which film did George Bernard Shaw win Best Adapted Screenplay in 1939?
Boys Town
Four Daughters

Pygmalion
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Who became Ireland's first female Oscar winner in 1981?
Brenda Fricker
Michéle Burke

Josie MacAvin
Maureen O'Hara
Brenda Fricker won Best Supporting Actress in 1990 for which film?
The Field
My Left Foot

So I Married an Axe Murderer
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Which Neil Jordan film won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1993?
The Crying Game
The End of the Affair

Mona Lisa
Michael Collins
Barry Fitzgerald won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Going My Way in 1944. What did he become the first person to do when he was nominated?
Be nominated for the same award three years in a row
Be nominated for an award posthumously

Be nominated without saying a word during his entire performance
Be nominated for Best Actor and the Best Supporting Actor for the same performance
What was the name of the song for which Glen Hansard won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2008?
Song for Someone
Falling Slowly

Fitzcarraldo
Star Star
Which film did Martin McDonagh win an Academy Award for?
In Bruges
Seven Psychopaths

Six Shooter
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Richard Baneham was part of a team that won in 2010 for Best Visual Effects on which film?
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar

Iron Man 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
And finally, Ranelagh-born Maureen O'Hara won a lifetime achievement Oscar in which year?
2013
2014

2015
2016
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Shell of a bad effort
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What are ewe doing?
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Fintastic
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Clever cat
Almost purrfect
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Top dog
Paws-itively perfect
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