Hopes are high that Ireland will have its biggest year in Academy Awards history - watch the 95th Academy Award nominations live here from 1:30pm.

The Banshees of Inisherin writer-director Martin McDonagh and stars Kerry Condon, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Barry Keoghan are all tipped to be among the film's nominations.

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There are also hopes that Women Talking star Jessie Buckley and Aftersun's Paul Mescal will feature in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor categories, respectively.

Jessie Buckley in Women Talking

The hit Irish-language drama An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) has gained remarkable momentum in the build-up to the nominations, and writer-director Colm Bairéad, his cast, and crew have a nail-biting wait for the nominees in the fiercely contested Best International Feature Film category.

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Kilkenny's Cartoon Saloon will be hoping to make the Best Animated Feature shortlist for My Father's Dragon. The Northern Irish film An Irish Goodbye is in the hunt for a place among the nominees for Best Live-Action Short.

My Father's Dragon

In the technical categories, Irish attention will focus on Avatar: The Way of Water's Richard Baneham - an Oscar winner on the original film - for Best Visual Effects and Elvis editor Jonathan Redmond.

(L-R) Richard Baneham and Jonathan Redmond

The nominees will be announced at 1:30pm Irish time.

The Academy Awards are a little over six weeks away

The Oscars will take place on Sunday 12 March at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Harry Guerin

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