Daniel Day-Lewis among the Irish recognised at the 2018 Oscar nominations

Daniel Day-Lewis has earned his sixth Oscar nomination after the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were revealed today.

The Wicklow resident and three-time winner of the best actor award was nominated for his final acting role in Phantom Thread, which earned a total of six nominations including best picture and best director for Paul Thomas Anderson.

Saoirse Ronan became the second actress in history to be nominated for three Oscars before the age of 24, as she was recognised for her leading performance in Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig was rewarded for her work on the Ronan-led film by becoming the first female nominee for Best Director since Kathryn Bigelow in 2010.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – directed by London-Irishman Martin McDonagh – was nominated for seven awards.

While McDonagh himself was not recognised for his directorial work, both Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell were nominated for Best Supporting Actor while Frances McDormand is the favourite to win Best Actress in a Leading Role.

There was further joy for the Irish film industry as Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner was nominated for Best Animated Feature.

The Shape of Water leads the way with 13 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sally Hawkins.

Roger Deakins will be looking to finally win an Oscar after 13 previous nominations.

He is aiming to win in the category of Best Achievement in Cinematography, for his work on Bladerunner 2049.

The full list of nominees can be found here.

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