Kerry’s Michael Fassbender has been nominated for his second Oscar.
Fassbender, who grew up in Fossa, takes his place in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Steve Jobs.
There’s been a strong Irish showing in this year’s Academy Award nominations.
Saoirse Ronan has also been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Brooklyn, while the movies ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Room’ have been given the nod for best adapted screen plays.
Meanwhile, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, part of which was filmed on Skellig Michael, has been nominated for best sound editing and best original score.
Killarney’s Donie Courtney, who gave Fassbender his first acting job and is a friend, says although he faces tough competition, having already received an Oscar nomination should strengthen his changes.