Brie Larson reacts as she takes the stage to accepts the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Room from presenter Eddie Redmayne at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Two parallel Oscar ceremonies took place on Sunday night in Hollywood. The world saw Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight win best picture and Mad Max Fury Road(...)

Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan arrives at the British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Brooklyn, John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel, continued its triumphant march through awards season by picking up best British film at th(...)

The Revenant: A grimy and compelling series of events that were necessary for Leonardo DiCaprio to finally win an Oscar

Early on in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s snowbound, spittle-flecked survival slog The Revenant, fur-trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets a gr(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during his side’s match against Manchester United at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It had been a busy week for the players of Manchester United as they dutifully fulfilled their obligations to club sponsor Twentieth Century Fox by pl(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

Saoirse Ronan at last Sunday night’s  Golden Globe Awards. The Irish star has recieved a best actress nomination for her performance in   Brooklyn, which also got  a Best Picture  nod alongside Lenny Abrahamson’s Room. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

In an extraordinary day for the Irish film industry, both Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn have been nominated for best picture at(...)

The Oscar nominations are out soon, and while awards season can be unpredictable, there are certain things you can also be damn sure will go down on (...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

Harrison Ford presents Alejandro González Iñárritu with the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama for “The Revenant” during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Golden Globe Winners for 2016: Best Motion Picture – Drama: The Revenant Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: The Martian Best Director – Motio(...)

Julianne Moore (right) presents Leonardo DiCaprio with the award for Best Actor - Motion Picture, Drama for “The Revenant”at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

As expected, Brie Larson, star of Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, took the Golden Globe for best drama actress in Los Angeles on Sunday night. An Irish-Canad(...)