Irish among Oscar Nominees

2nd February 2010

The nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards have been announced.

The Irish children’s film The Secret of Kells, written by Tomm Moore (story) and Fabrice Ziolkowski (screenplay), co-directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey, has been nominated in the Animated Feature Film category.

“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”, written by Kathleen O’Rourke and directed by Nicky Phelan, is nominated for the Short Film (Animated) category.

“The Door” written and directed by Juanita Wilson, is nominated in the Short Film (Live Action).

Irish animator Richard Baneham is among the nominees in the Best Visual Effects category for his work on Avatar, and Peter J Devlin has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Sound for his work on Star Trek.

The writing categories are as follows:

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • District 9 Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
  • An Education Screenplay by Nick Hornby
  • In the Loop Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
  • Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
  • Up in the Air Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Hurt Locker Written by Mark Boal
  • Inglourious Basterds Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • The Messenger Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
  • A Serious Man Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Up Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

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