Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra announce the nominations for this year's Oscars.

Irish animation Wolfwalkers is hoping to get the non in the Best Animated Film category. Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon, who made the critically-acclaimed movie, hopes to follow the success of its previous Oscar nominations for The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea.

Other expected nominees include Daniel Kaluuya, Vanessa Kirby and Anthony Hopkins as well as Olivia Colman, Carey Mulligan and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Kaluuya has already won a Golden Globe and scored Bafta and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his role as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah, and is likely to compete in the supporting actor category at the Oscars.

Hopkins who was nominated last year for The Two Popes, is expected to be nominated for the best actor prize for his role in The Father, about a man in the early stages of suffering from dementia.

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is already considered to be the front runner in the category and is tipped to receive a posthumous nod for his performance as an ambitious trumpeter in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Kirby and Mulligan are both likely to compete in the best actress category, for their turns in Pieces Of A Woman and Promising Young Woman respectively.

Nomadland's Frances McDormand is highly tipped for her turn as a van-dwelling nomad travelling through the American West and Viola Davis for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.