You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

Martin McDonagh: Irish critics have been more tolerant of his deliberate dialling up of national stereotypes in his celebrated plays. Photograph:  Kris Connor/Getty Images

We got there a bit sooner this year. In the later stages of the 2017 awards season, as a certain musical appeared to be strolling towards best picture(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Our critics have picked their standout performances from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourit(...)

Mix-up: La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the correct best picture winner card, reading  Moonlight, as actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel look on. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty

A scarcely credible blunder has overshadowed one of the biggest upsets in recent Oscar history. On Sunday evening, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, the stor(...)

Damien Chazelle accepts the Best Director Oscar for La La Land at the  89th Annual Academy Awards.  Best picture is voted in a proportional system. Best director is first past the post. Photograph:  Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Something truly remarkable just happened at the Oscars. No, not that. For the first time, a film by an African-American director won best picture. Her(...)

From left,  Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck pose with their Oscar in the press room during the 89th Oscars. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

La La Land Won Directing for Damien Chazelle, Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Music (Original song) for (...)

The one the critics want to win: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

There was a time when ranking the films nominated for the best picture Oscar would have been no more enticing a prospect than determining the greasies(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

Front page: A man braves the elements as he takes his dog for a walk at Sandycove, Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke

1. McCabe scandal: Pressure mounts on Minister for Justice over knowledge of false claims Pressure is mounting on Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to clar(...)

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