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RTÉ2 announces Lenny Abrahamson season ahead of the Oscars

RTÉ2 have announced a Lenny Abrahamson season to be aired in the run up to the 88th Academy Awards.

As the Irish director is gearing up for the Oscars, in which he is nominated for Best Director for his feature film and Best Picture nominee, Room.

The Lenny Abrahamson season on RTÉ2 will celebrate the director’s work to-date by screening three of his movies and showing coverage of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.

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Starting on Sunday 14 February, RTÉ2 will broadcast What Richard Did, which fast-tracked the career of actor Jack Reynor who has since starred in the Transformers franchise.

The season continues on Saturday 20 February with Garage starring Pat Shortt. Then the much-loved Adam and Paul will air after coverage of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on Monday 29 February on RTÉ2.

Channel Controller for RTÉ2 Bill Malone said: “Lenny is one of our finest home-grown directors. He is one of the hottest names in film-making right now and RTÉ2 is privileged to bring viewers this season of his critically acclaimed films.”

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