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An Cailín Ciúin nominated for Best International Feature Film

An Cailín Ciúin, which is set in An Rinn, has been nominated for Best International Feature Film in The Oscars.

The movie tells the story of a young girl named Cáit who is sent to live with relatives in rural Ireland during 1981.

It is based on the story “Foster” by author Claire Keegan.

An Cailín Ciúin has been the first Irish-language film to win the Irish Film and Television Academy Award for Best Film.

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More recently, the film was nominated for two BAFTAs, including Best Film not in the English Language and Best Adapted Screenplay for the film's writer-director, Colm Bairéad.

Elsewhere, Colin Farrell secured his first Oscar nomination for best actor for his role in Banshees of Inisherin, which was also nominated for best original screenplay, best original score, best film editing and the all important best motion picture of the year.

Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan picked up nominations for best actor in a supporting role, as did Kerry Condon in the best actress in a supporting role category.

Joining Farrell as a first-time best actor nominee is Paul Mescal for his role in Aftersun.

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The critically acclaimed An Cailín Ciúin was nominated for best international feature film, while An Irish Goodbye is up for best live action short film.

Irishman Richard Baneham was also part of the team nominated for best visual effects for Avatar: The Way of Water.

Martin McDonagh also took a nomination for best direction for Banshees of Inisherin, coming up against Steven Spielberg with The Fabelmans.

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