Saoirse Ronan has said she is "thrilled" and "incredibly grateful" to have received her third Oscar nomination for her performance in the comedy-drama Lady Bird.

The Golden Globe winner's Best Actress nomination came on a great day for Irish talent, with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri writer-director Martin McDonagh, Phantom Thread star Daniel Day-Lewis, Irish animated film The Breadwinner and costume designer Consolata Boyle also shortlisted for Academy Awards.

"To have been a part of a film like Lady Bird was a true privilege and I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognising this wonderful story about the beauty and strength of women," Ronan said. 

"I am especially thrilled to share this moment with [co-star] Laurie Metcalf and our leader and director Greta Gerwig, who, like Lady Bird, is an incredible woman and a dear friend."

Ronan is shortlisted in the Best Actress category alongside Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and Meryl Streep (The Post).

The Best Actress nominees

The 23-year-old was previously Oscar-nominated for Brooklyn (Best Actress) in 2016 and Atonement (Best Supporting Actress) in 2008.

Fellow Golden Globe winner McDonagh has received Best Picture and Original Screenplay nominations for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with the London-Irish filmmaker's searing study of grief also picking up acting nods for Frances McDormand (Best Actress) and Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell (Best Supporting Actor) among its seven nominations.

Martin McDonagh (far left) with his Oscar-nominated Three Billboards stars - L-R - Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson

McDonagh - already an Oscar winner for his short film Six Shooter in 2006 - missed out on a Best Director nomination this year.

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for his performance in Phantom Thread alongside Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Denzel Washington (Roman J Israel, Esq).

The Best Actor nominees

Kilkenny's Cartoon Saloon is also shortlisted for its new animated film The Breadwinner, which tells the story of a young girl's life under the Taliban regime.

Costume designer Consolata Boyle has received her third nomination for her work on Victoria & Abdul.

Consolata Boyle

Fantasy romance The Shape of Water leads the Oscars shortlist with 13 nominations.

Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday March 4. Lady Bird opens in cinemas on Friday February 23.

The Oscar Nominees:

Best Picture
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Dunkirk

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig and star Saoirse Ronan

Actress in a Leading Role
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya

Actor in a Leading Role
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

Actress in a Supporting Role
Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Lesley Manville in Phantom Thread

Actor in a Supporting Role
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Willem Dafoe and Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project

Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly's Game 
Mudbound

Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name

Original Screenplay
The Big Sick 
Get Out
Lady Bird 
The Shape of Water 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick

Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

Documentary Feature
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Icarus
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Coco

Original Score
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread 
The Shape of Water 
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Original Song
Mighty River (Mudbound)
The Mystery of Love (Call Me by Your Name)
Remember Me (Coco)
Stand Up for Something (Marshall)
This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)

The Greatest Showman

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Beauty and the Beast

Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk 
Mudbound 
The Shape of Water 

Mudbound

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast 
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread 
The Shape of Water 
Victoria & Abdul 

Victoria & Abdul

Sound Editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Baby Driver

Sound Mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Blade Runner 2049

Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Live Action Short Film
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O'Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

Documentary Short Subject
Edith+Eddie
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

Film Editing
Baby Driver 
Dunkirk
I, Tonya 
The Shape of Water 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour