Paul Mescal has landed his first Oscar nomination.
The Kildare native is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the film Aftersun.
The 26-year-old is up against fellow Irish actor and The Banshees of Inisherin star Colin Farrell, Elvis star Austin Butler, The Whale’s Brendan Fraser, and Living star Bill Nighy.
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Aftersun follows Calum (Paul Mescal) and his daughter Sophie (Frankie Corio) during a holiday in Turkey.
Celia Rowlson-Hall also portrays an adult Sophie, who looks back at the holiday 20 years on.
The film’s synopsis reads: “Twenty years after their last holiday at a fading vacation resort, Sophie reflects on the rare time spent with her loving and idealistic father Calum.”
“At 11-years-old, as the world of adolescence creeps into Sophie’s view, Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.”
“Sophie’s recollections become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.”
Check out the full list of Oscar nominees here.