The 85th Oscars will take place this weekend on Sunday 24th February and as the ceremony continually grew in size and grandeur, it has since 2011 been held in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, just steps from the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
The first televised Oscar ceremony was in 1953, allowing millions throughout the United States and Canada to watch the proceedings, however it was not until some years later in 1969 that the Oscar show was broadcast internationally, and is now watched by movie fans in over 200 countries.
Plenty of Award Ceremonies have taken place already this year, with many naming a similar line up to the Oscars list of nominees; however it is the golden statue that most are keen to win and those films, directors, actors and actress who may not have won just yet are all hoping that this Sunday is there time!
With the competition high, we are all excited to see whether Wexford based Daniel Day Lewis will add to his award tally for the year and scoop yet another Best Actor Award, and more excitingly his third Best Actor Oscar Award, for his portrayal of Lincoln in the film by the same name, and will there be more celebrations for Ireland’s other Oscar nominees, Armagh native Seamus McGarvey, who is up for cinematography for his work on “Anna Karenina” and Kerry producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly’s whose short animation Head Over Heels has been nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category.
One thing is for sure, all Irish eyes will be on Hollywood this Sunday to find out!