Irish director Lenny Abrahamson is likely to be celebrating quite a bit the next few days. The Dublin movie maker was thrilled to find out that his latest movie Room was nominated for an incredible four Academy Awards or Oscars as they are more commonly known as.
Room tells the story of a woman and her son locked in a room by a kidnapper, told through the eyes of the five year old child Jack. Brie Larson, who played the lead, his mother, has already won a Golden Globe for her moving performance and received an Oscar nomination too, while screenwriter and novelist Emma Donoghue was honoured with a nomination for best adapted screenplay. Room also secured a nomination in the hotly-contested best picture category and Lenny Abrahamson is up for best director.
“This is an incredible day for everyone involved in Room. Thank you to the Academy for honoring us with four nominations — it’s beyond all our wildest dreams. It is a testament to everyone who gave so much of themselves to make this film happen. I am so proud of Emma Donoghue whose incredible novel started the journey, of Ed Guiney, my filmmaking other half who has been with me, driving the train, from the beginning, and to everyone at Element Pictures Dublin, my filmmaking home, of the extraordinary Brie Larson and the prodigy that is Jacob Tremblay. Also love and thanks go to Stephen Rennicks, Nathan Nugent, Ethan Tobman and Danny Cohen, my filmmaking team. What a day for Irish cinema! I am so delighted.”
The 88th Oscars will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock and held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Irish audiences will have the opportunity to see Room when it is released tomorrow Friday, January 15th across the country.