Terry George’s The Shore and Peter McDonald’s Pentecost were both nominated for Best Short Film (Live Action) today as the nominations for this year’s Oscars® were announced. Congratulations to all involved in these two great short films

Parallel Films’ co-production Albert Nobbs secured three Oscar® nominations. Glenn Close is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Janet Mcteer is up for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film has also been nominated in the Make Up category recognizing the work of Matthew Mungle,  and Martial Corneville and our very own Lynn Johnston.

Tom Johnson of Ardmore Sound is up for nomination for Best Sound Mixing for War Horse alongside Peter J. Devlin for his work on Transformers Dark of the Moon

Also Kenneth Branagh, is nominated in the Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn. Congratulations to all those nominated.

The awards will be presented in a ceremony on 26th February presented by Billy Crystal.

Info on The Shore & Pentecost :

The Shore is the inspiring story of two boyhood best friends – Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill) – divided by 25 years of misunderstanding. Their world and their friendship is shattered by the conflict escalating in Northern Ireland, the two boys’ lives take very different paths until, 25 years later, Joe returns for the first time to his homeland with his 24-year-old daughter, Patricia. In his absence Paddy, his best friend, has married Joe’s former fiancée Mary. What happened all those years ago? Can old wounds be healed? The answer is in equal parts hilarious and moving.


Pentecost : Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (Scott Graham) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as an altar boy when he knocked Father O’Toole off the altar, Damien is serving a 3 month ban from his only passion in life…football. To make matters worse, Damian’s team, Liverpool FC, are playing in their first European cup final in two weeks time.

Damien’s father (Michael McElhatton) offers him a reprieve and crucially a chance to see the European cup final if he serves the mass correctly. Damien now faces a choice: either conform to the status quo or never watch his beloved Liverpool play again…



The full List of Nominations are:


The Artist
Thomas Langmann, Producer
The Descendants
Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor,
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Scott Rudin, Producer
The Help
Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and
Michael Barnathan, Producers
Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
Midnight in Pa ris
Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt,
The Tree of Life
Nominees to be determined
War Horse
Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy,

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir
A Better Life
George Clooney
The Descendants
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
Gary Oldman
Tink er Tailor Sold ier Spy
Brad Pitt

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh
My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill
Nick Nolte
Christopher Plummer
Beginn ers
Max von Sydow
Extremely Loud & Incredibl y Close

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close
Alb ert Nobbs
Viola Davis
The Help
Rooney Mara
The Girl with th e Drag on Tatt oo
Meryl Streep
The Ir on Lad y
Michelle Williams
My Week with Mar ilyn

Actress in a Supporting
Bérénice Bejo
The Art ist
Jessica Chastain
The Help
Melissa McCarthy
Bridesma ids
Janet McTeer
Alb ert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer
The Help
2011 Nominee List
Animate d Feature Film
A Cat in Pa ris
Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
Chico & Rita
Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
Kung Fu Pa nda 2
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Puss in Boots
Chris Miller
Ra ngo
Gore Verbinski

The Artist
Production Design: Laurence Bennett
Set Decoration: Robert Gould
Ha rry Pott er and the Deat hly Ha llows
Pa rt 2
Production Design: Stuart Craig
Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Production Design: Dante Ferretti
Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Midnight in Pa ris
Production Design: Anne Seibel
Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
War Horse
Production Design: Rick Carter
Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

The Artist
Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl with the Dragon Tatt oo
Jeff Cronenweth
Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life
Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse
Janusz Kaminski

Lisy Christl
The Artist
Mark Bridges
Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre
Michael O’Connor
Arianne Phillips

The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius
The Descenda nts
Alexander Payne
Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Pa ris
Woody Allen
The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick

Hell and Ba ck Again
Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth
Liberat ion Front
Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
Undefeat ed
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Documentary Short
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot
Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
Incident in New Baghdad
James Spione
Saving Face
Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

The Artist
Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants
Kevin Tent
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Thelma Schoonmaker
Christopher Tellefsen

Foreign Language Film
In Darkness
Monsieur La zhar
A Separat ion

Albert Nobbs
Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and
Matthew W. Mungle
Ha rry Potter and the Deat hly Hallows
Pa rt 2
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
The Iron Lad y
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score )
The Adv entures of Tintin
John Williams
The Artist
Ludovic Bource
Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Alberto Iglesias
War Horse
John Williams

Music (Original Song)
Man or Muppet
The Muppets
Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio
Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown
Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)
Patrick Doyon
The Fa nta stic Flying Books of
Mr. Morris Lessmore
William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
La Luna
Enrico Casarosa
A Morning St roll
Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
Wild Life
Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Short Film (Live Action)
Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
Raj u
Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
The Shore
Terry George and Oorlagh George
Time Freak
Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
Tuba Atlantic
Hallvar Witzø

Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Ren Klyce
Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
War Horse
Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and
Bo Persson
Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and
Ed Novick
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush
and Peter J. Devlin
War Horse
Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and
Stuart Wilson

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Pa rt 2
Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and
John Richardson
Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and
Alex Henning
Real Steel
Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and
Swen Gillberg
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White
and Daniel Barrett
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and
John Frazier







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