The Irish have been outperforming throughout this year’s awards season, with Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn catching the eye. Photograph: Reuters

Paddy Breathnach’s Viva has made it on to the penultimate Oscar shortlist for the best foreign language feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture (...)

The “Dorothy” dress warn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz seen at Bonhams in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/ Reuters

A dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz has sold for more than €1.4 million at auction. One of the original costumes made f(...)

The head of the Oscars, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has responded to controversy over the all-white acting list in this year’s Oscar nominations, saying it inspires her to speed up the push for more diversity. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The head of the Oscars, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has responded to controversy over the all-white acting list in this year’s Oscar nominations, saying it i(...)

Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

 Maureen O’Hara photographed  in Ranelagh, Dublin in 2010 when she formally opened the Ranelagh Arts Festival. The Quiet Man star Maureen O’Hara has been awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Dublin-born actor Maureen O’Hara is to receive a lifetime achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The 94-year-old who a(...)

Lauren Bacall moved with a supernatural grace and delivered lines with the assurance of a fallen maharani. Photograph: Baron/Getty Images

It is poignant to reflect that, when Betty Perske attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts three quarters of a century ago, she fell under the s(...)

Gold and glory: Oscars waiting to be awarded at last year’s ceremony. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

In true Hollywood fashion, the Academy Awards tonight promised a cliffhanger ending in the race for best picture Oscar between favorites 12 Y(...)

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