There was disappointment for Saoirse Ronan at the Oscars who lost out on the award for best actress.
But there was Irish success for Martin McDonagh’s film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.
Frances McDormand won best actress for her role in the dark comedy, while Sam Rockwell won best supporting actor in the film directed by McDonagh whose mother came from west Sligo.
There was another disappointment for Oscar nominee in the best animated feature category with Boyle native Paul Young’s company Cartoon Saloon’s production ‘Breadwinner’ missing out to the hotly tipped winners ‘Coco’ by Pixar.
‘The Shape of Water’ won best picture.