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Will the luck of the Irish affect the Oscars?

With nine nominations, British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” is one of the top 2023 contenders for an Oscar. Wins have been elusive for many Emerald Isle-related movies over the decades, but like four-leaf clovers, they do exist.


“In America” ​​(2003) and “Brooklyn” (2015), sweet films about Irish immigrants in New York, each came from three nominations as donuts.


“Gangs of New York” (2002) and “The Irishman” (2019), gritty Martin Scorsese movies about Irish-American criminals, win zip of 10 nominations each. Scorsese…


… Took a breather between shutouts (but not from Irish-American mobsters) with 2006’s winning ‘The Departed’.


British born, Irish civic legend Peter O’Toole, sentimental-favorite nominee lead for “Venus” after seven nominations without a win, missed out again. (O’Toole received an honorary Oscar in 2003.)


The music-infused Irish film “Once” won an Oscar in 2008 for the original song from the film’s only nomination.


“Belfast” won a single – but significant – Oscar from seven nominations last year, for Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical screenplay.

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If superstition or momentum have anything to say, director, screenwriter and best picture nominee McDonagh should win something 12 March. Now on his seventh lifetime nomination, he previously won in 2006 for the live-action short film “Six Shooter,” and directed…


Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell to acting Oscars in 2017’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which was much less beloved than “Banshees.”