Anticipation ahead of Oscars as the Irish represent in four categories

Anticipation ahead of Oscars as the Irish represent in four categories

There's plenty to be shouting about at tonight's Oscar's as five of our own are in with a chance to take home an Oscar.

Like the true supporters we are as a nation, there's no doubt that there will be a crowd of us across the country staying up until after 1am to catch all the glitz and glamour.

Those flying the flag for us tonight are:

Saoirse Ronan is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Lady Bird which is also nominated for Best Picture.

Martin McDonagh is nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his leading role in Phantom Thread.

Consolata Boyle is nominated for Best Costume Design in the movie Victoria & Abdul.

People are certainly making noise about tonight's award ceremony on Twittersphere.

Come on our lads!

Ah, and there's nothing like a bit of Irish humour.

Some lovers of the Irish accent would only love to hear Saoirse's acceptance speech.

We may have an attractive accent but some people will just never understand our strangely spelled names...

Best of luck to all of the Irish and all of the nominees at tonight's ceremony in LA.

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