Colin Farrell and Bill Nighy receive first best actor Oscar nominations

Colin Farrell and Bill Nighy have received their first best actor Oscar nominations. It was a strong showing for Irish talent at the nominations, with Paul Mescal also joining the pair in the top category as well as several nods for Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin. Nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams, in-person for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.