Actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs last week announce the film Leviathan from Russia as a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.   Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty

It’s a long time since a Russian film won an Oscar but Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan could be about to change that. Yet even as this dark, hard-hitti(...)

Tomm Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’ has secured a nomination for best animated feature

No Oscar pundit would, a few days ago, have flinched if he or she had been told that Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel would tie for the most nomin(...)

A screengrab from the trailer of Song of the Sea 1:30

FULL LIST OF OSCAR NOMINATIONS Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, announced this morning in Los Angeles, feature more than a few surprise(...)

Michael Fassbender at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Iftas) in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fate of the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards (the Iftas) is unclear following the Irish Film Board’s confirmation that it has no firm p(...)

US director Richard Linklater (centre) poses with the cast of ‘Boyhood’ in the press room after winning Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 11 January 2015. From left to right: Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltran and Ethan Hawke. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA 2:28

Click here for a full list of winnersThe small, often eccentric electorate at the Golden Globes sprung a few surprises last night, but Richard Linklat(...)

L is for la la land: American actor Shia LaBeouf with a paper bag over his head bearing the slogan ‘I am not famous any more’ (somebody should’ve told the photographers)

Alamuddin Successful human-rights barrister Amal Alamuddin married actor George Clooney in Venice. The reception was a right old wheeze. B(...)

A still from SLR by Stephen Fingleton: the story of a pornographer who becomes obsessed with a mysterious, anonymous photographer

Two Northern Irish films have made it onto the long list for best live-action short at the Academy Awards. Ten films appear on the list, from which fi(...)

Actress Maureen O’Hara opens the Ranelagh Arts Festival in 2010. The opening was something of a homecoming as the Hollywood star was born and grew up in Ranelagh. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Maureen O’Hara is to receive an honorary Oscar at the film academy’s Governors Awards ceremony today. The 94-year-old actress is to her receive(...)

A still from the Irish-language film An Brontannas, directed by Tom Collins, which has been submitted in the foreign language category of the Oscars. The image shows John Finn as Garda Sean Óg, with Owen McDonnell as Fiachra Green. Photograph: IFTA

Irish-language feature film An Bronntanas is to represent Ireland in the race for best foreign language film at the 87th annual Academy Awards. The Ir(...)

Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)