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Irish stars take centre stage as Golden Globes nominations revealed

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson have been nominated for their roles in The Banshees of Inisherin. Picture: PA/20th Century Studios
Allan Preston

IRISH cinema is taking over the Golden Globes this year with The Banshees of Innisherin nominated for eight awards.

Established stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are both nominated for their roles in the black comedy about a friendship falling apart.

Co-stars Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan have received acting nods while London Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh has been nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director.

The film is also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and for Best Score.

Keeping it in the family, Brendan Gleeson's son Domhnall Gleeson has also secured a nomination for his supporting role in the psychological TV thriller, The Patient.

Farrell has previously won a Golden Globe for In Bruges while Brendan Gleeson has been nominated four times before.

McDonagh won Best Screenplay for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri while Keoghan, Domhnall Gleeson and Condon are all nominated for the first time.

Among the other major nominations, the top prize of Best Picture - Drama sees James Cameron's highly anticipated Avatar sequel up against Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic and Top Gun Maverick.

The awards are to take place on January 10 at a star-studded ceremony in Beverly Hills.

US network NBC has also confirmed it will broadcast the awards after cancelling the 2022 coverage over concerns about a lack of diversity as well as ethical lapses among the organisers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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