Irish stars Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan are among the nominees for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts' International Awards.

Fassbender is nominated in the Best Lead Actor category for his performance in the biopic Steve Jobs. Steve Carell (The Big Short), Matt Damon (The Martian), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) are the other nominees.

Ronan is shortlisted for her role in Brooklyn alongside Cate Blanchett (Carol), Emily Blunt (Sicario), Brie Larson (Room) and Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road).

The winners will be announced in Los Angeles on January 29. 

Having both been honoured last week at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards, Fassbender and Ronan are among the nominees at this Sunday's Golden Globes in Beverly Hills for their respective performances in Steve Jobs and Brooklyn
  

Ronan also won the Best Actress award for her role in Brooklyn at the New York Film Critics' Circle on Monday night.

The actress, who was born in the Bronx and lived there until she was three, praised her parents' courage for moving to the city, and thanked the New York critics for their recognition.

The 21-year-old was presented with the prestigious award by Liam Neeson, and joked on stage that she was called 'Saoirse from the Block' by her friends.

"I'm one of you!" she said. "I am from the Bronx, after all. 'Saoirse from the Block' is what they call me," she joked, referencing Jennifer Lopez's Jenny from the Block

"Now, go back to eating your dessert," she said.

Big hugs all round: Liam Neeson presents Saoirse with her award

The awards are the oldest given by film critics in the US and are often seen as an indicator of potential Oscar nominations.

Saoirse Ronan and Susan Sarandon at the New York Film Critics' Circle

The luck of the Irish: Saoirse Ronan wins big at the New York Film Critics' Circle 

Ronan is among the stars on top US business magazine Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, celebrating the most successful young talents in the entertainment industry in the past year. 

In its profile of the 21-year-old, Forbes says that Ronan "has set critics fluttering with Brooklyn, which many expect will earn her a second Oscar nomination". She was previously nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2008 for Atonement. Her fellow Golden Globe nominees Brie Larson (Room) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) also feature on the Forbes list.

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Alicia Vikander - Joins Saoirse Ronan on Forbes list and Golden Globes shortlist

Other actors on the Forbes list include Star Wars: The Force Awakens duo John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, Games of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson and Girls' Zosia Mamet. 

John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Forbes' 30 Under 30 were selected by TV presenter and designer Kelly Osbourne, Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and Thomas Tull, CEO and founder of film studio Legendary Entertainment.