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.
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"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).
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.
McDonagh - already an Oscar winner for his short film Six Shooter in 2006 - missed out on a Best Director nomination this year.
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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).
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.
I am absolutely thrilled that the @TheAcademy has nominated THE BREADWINNER for Best Animated Feature. At a time when women’s voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever. - Director Nora Twomey pic.twitter.com/11wFlfvOEE— The Breadwinner (@BreadwinnerThe) January 23, 2018
Costume designer Consolata Boyle has received her third nomination for her work on Victoria & Abdul.
The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday March 4. Lady Bird opens in cinemas on Friday February 23.
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
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
Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman
On Body and Soul
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Last Men in Aleppo
Animated Short Film
Live Action Short Film
The Eleven O'Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us
Documentary Short Subject
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405