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# Oscars

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Podcast
The Explainer: How did Ireland get so many Oscar nominations?
Listen in to hear reporter Aoife Barry on how it happened – and what it means for the film industry.
# Oscars
Paul Mescal's mam says she was 'folding the washing' due to stress as son received Oscar nod
Mescal is nominated for his part in Aftersun.
# an cailín Ciúin
An Cailín Ciúin becomes first ever Irish language film to be nominated for Oscar
The film stars Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, and Andrew Bennett.
# Academy Awards
Oscars: Record day for Ireland as Banshees of Inisherin and An Cailín Ciúin scoop nominations
The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, 12 March live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
# Academy Awards
What Irish films and actors could be up for nomination at this year's Oscars?
Here’s a guide to what to watch out for.
Last month
January 2023
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Oscars?
The nominations for the 95th Oscars are being announced on Tuesday.
# ireland on film
How the Irish-language film An Cailín Ciúin became an Oscar contender
The director, producer and Screen Ireland talk us through publicity, marketing and distributing the lauded film across the world.
# Banshees of Inisherin
Poll: Have you been to the cinema lately?
A host of Irish films and actors have been nominated this awards season.
Last year
# Will Smith
'It's been a minute': Will Smith says he is 'deeply remorseful' after Oscars slap in new video
The actor was banned from attending the Academy Awards after he slapped Chris Rock on stage.
# Wild Wild Will
Will Smith banned from Oscars ceremonies for 10 years after Chris Rock slap
Attendees of the ceremony watched as Will Smith stormed onstage and hit Chris Rock.
# Slapgate
Police were 'ready to arrest' Will Smith after Oscar slap, producer says
“They were laying out the options… Chris was like, ‘I’m fine’.”
# Hollywood
Academy says Will Smith was asked but refused to leave Oscars after Chris Rock slap
Smith could face expulsion from the Academy for the open-handed slap.
# Hollywood
Will Smith says sorry to Chris Rock over Oscars slap as Academy launches probe
Smith was named best actor shortly after he hit Chris Rock over a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.
# Oscars
Will Smith's altercation with Chris Rock won't be shown during RTÉ's airing of Oscars tonight
Smith took to the stage after Rock made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
# oscars 2022
Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars
These are reactions from another scandal-making moment at the 2017 Oscars where the wrong winner was announced.
# Chris Rock
Alopecia Ireland: ‘Will Smith struck out for all of us. But it wasn’t right’
An Alopecia Ireland spokesperson said ridicule can cause significant emotional strain for people with the hair loss condition and their families.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you stay up to watch the Oscars?
Let us know.
# irish interest
Branagh scoops Best Screenplay Oscar at controversial night in Hollywood
The rest of the Irish nominees left empty-handed.
# Oscars
Oscars thrown into chaos after Will Smith storms stage and hits Chris Rock in the face
It happened just minutes before Smith was named best actor at the ceremony.
# and the oscar goes to...
Quiz: How much do you know about the Oscars?
The 94th Academy Awards are taking place in Los Angeles tonight.
# Academy Awards
The Oscars are on tonight – here's everything you need to know
There’s plenty of Irish interest in tonight’s ceremony.
# Oscars
Irish actors Jessie Buckley and Ciarán Hinds among this year's Oscar nominees
Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog led with 12 nominations, while Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast received seven nominations.
All time
# Academy Awards
Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ariana Grande in Oscars race as shortlists unveiled
The three musicians are in the running for Best Original Song.
# Best International Film
Irish language film Foscadh (Shelter) selected as Ireland's international Oscar entry
The film is set in Connemara and is based on characters in Donal Ryan’s novel The Thing About December.
# Academy Awards
Nomadland wins big at Oscars, but no award for Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon
The socially distanced event took place in Los Angeles last night.
Chloe Zhao becomes first woman of colour to win Best Director
Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand, Daniel Kaluuya and Youn Yuh-jung pick up actor awards
Irish studio beaten to animated feature award by Pixar
# you really like me
Quiz: How well do remember these famous Oscar moments?
Tonight’s ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be restricted to 170 people as the pandemic rolls on.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How do you get nominated for an Oscar?
We speak to director Tomm Moore about Cartoon Saloon’s latest Oscar-nominated film, Wolfwalkers.
# Academy Awards
Oscars ceremony to have 'central hubs' in other countries as it loosens requirement to attend in person
Under the previous plans, all nominees would have been required to travel to California despite travel restrictions and Covid-19 risk.
# nominees
Irish animated film Wolfwalkers among this year's Oscar nominees
This year’s awards will take place on 25 April.
'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94
Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
# Oscars
Best Picture films must meet diversity criteria under new rules
The film industry has long been criticised for its failures on representation.
# making history
Parasite becomes first non-English language film to win best picture Oscar
Bong Joon-ho also won best director, best original screenplay and best international feature.
# golden statuette
What to watch out for in the Oscars tonight
Will Saoirse get her coveted Oscar?
# player ratings
How do you rate the nominees up for Best Picture in this year's Oscars?
Let us know by giving them a mark out of 10.
# Academy Awards
Galway native to be first woman to conduct the Oscars' orchestra
Eimear Noone is a successful composer and conductor who is based between Ireland and California.
# Academy Awards
Oscars change 'outdated' Foreign Language Feature Film category to International Feature Film
“We have noted that the reference to ‘foreign’ is outdated within the global filmmaking community.”
# Oscars
This is how celebs sneak booze into the Oscars and we could learn a thing or two
# Oscars
Poll: Do you agree with Spike Lee that the Oscars "made a bad call" with The Green Book?
Love some awards show controversy.
# Oscars
The budget beauty bits Ashley Graham used to get Oscars ready
And they’re all less than €15.
# Academy Awards
'The ref made a bad call': Mixed reaction to Green Book Best Picture win at Oscars
Olivia Colman took home Best Actress for her role in The Favourite.