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25th Jan 2023

Barry Keoghan dedicates Oscar nomination to his baby son

Sarah McKenna Barry

“This one’s for you, Brando.”

After a historic day for Irish talent at the Oscar nominations announcement, Barry Keoghan has dedicated his honour to his baby son Brando.

Barry was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Dominic in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. His co-star Brendan Gleeson joins him in the category, along with Ke Huy Quan for Everything, Everywhere All At Once, Eddie Redmayne for The Good Nurse, Albrecht Schuch for All Quiet on the Western Front and Michael Ward for Empire of Light.

Barry took to Instagram to celebrate his win, which he dedicated to his son Brando.

“This one’s for you Brando,” he wrote. “Daddy loves you.”

Barry and his partner Alyson Sandro welcomed their first child together last August.

There was major success for Irish talent outside of the Best Supporting Actor category as well. Kerry Condon was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Siobhan in The Banshees of Inisherin. Colin Farrell received his first ever Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing Padraic in the film.

In total, The Banshees of Inisherin was nominated for ten awards. As well as the acting categories, it’s up for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score.

History was also made when Colm Bairéad’s An Cailín Ciúin picked up a nomination for Best International Feature Film, making it the first Irish language film to do so.

It was a huge night for Paul Mescal as well, as he picked up his first ever Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Calum in Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun. As well as Colin Farrell, he faces competition from Austin Butler for Elvis, Brendan Fraser for The Whale and Bill Nighy for Living.

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