Honouring the most spectacular performances on the silver screen since 1929, the Academy Awards are one of the most star-studded and prestigious events on the film industry's calendar.

Tonight, the world's most glamorous stars will swarm the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday to walk the champagne carpet and watch the hotly anticipated 95th Academy Awards.

Irish nominees

This year's ceremony will be of particular interest to Irish film fans as an incredible 14 Oscar nominations have been earned by Irish talent.

Martin McDonagh's tragi-comedy The Banshees of Inisherin broke the record for most nominations with nine nods. Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father (1993) previously held the record with seven before tying with Kenneth Branagh's Belfast in 2022.

As well as vying for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Score, and Best Film Editing, the film's core cast - Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, and Kerry Condon - have each earned a nod.

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For his first-ever Oscar nomination, at the young age of 26, Kildare actor Paul Mescal will go up against Farrell in the category of Best Actor thanks to his critically-acclaimed performance in Charlotte Wells' debut film, Aftersun.

Colm Bairéad's An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) is an Irish-language production that has been nominated for Best International Feature Film, while Tom Berkeley and Ross White's short film, An Irish Goodbye, is up for Best Live Action Short Film.

Irish animator Richard Baneham is up for Best Visual Effects thanks to his work on James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water, and Irish film editor Jonathan Redmond has been nominated for Best Film Editing for his work on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis.

Hosts & presenters

Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel - who hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 and 2018 - will return to host the 95th Oscars.

The funnyman will be joined on stage by a slate of celebrity presenters including (deep breath) Pedro Pascal, Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, John Travolta, Riz Ahmed, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Florence Pugh, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Donnie Yen.

Red carpet fashion

The Oscars are the perfect way to wrap up awards season, with the most highly anticipated red carpet of the year promising to deliver a feast for the eyes.

The designs are haute couture, the stylists are the best in the business, and the stars are set to impress.

Of course, despite best efforts to stand out, certain trends will inevitably emerge. So far, awards season has delivered stand-out menswear, stunning gowns, and knock-out looks from the Irish contenders.

We can't wait to see what tonight's attendees bring to the table.

Click through the gallery above to see all the red carpet looks from tonight's show as they happen.