Brendan Gleeson has been named as a contender to be nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars.
The Irishman has been tipped to be put forward for his role in Calvary, which is going down well in America.
Renowned film website Indiewire said that he “will definitely be in the conversation” to be included and is a “dark horse”.
Others seen as dark horses are Phillip Seymour Hoffman for A Most Wanted Man, Alfred Molina and John Lithgow for Love is Strange, Miles Teller for Whiplash and Bill Hader from The Skeleton Twins.
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Indiewire added that Steve Carell for Foxcatcher, Ralph Fiennes from The Grand Budapest Hotel and Timothy Spall for Mr. Turner are the only certainties to be listed.
Previously Gleeson starred in the short film Six Shooter in 2006, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
Earlier this week, Goss.ie revealed that Calvary – where he stars alongside Chris O’Dowd and Aidan Gillen – has gone down a storm in the US.