It could be a good day - a very good day, in fact - for the Irish acting community today as the Oscar nominations are revealed around lunchtime.

Cork's Cillian Murphy is a shoo-in for a 'Best Actor' nod at this year's Academy Awards, given his recent victory in the same category at the Golden Globes - but whether he'll be joined by his countrymen Barry Keoghan ('Saltburn') and Andrew Scott or Paul Mescal ('All of Us Strangers') is another question.

Murphy and Keoghan were both nominated for a BAFTA in recent days, while Paul Mescal was nominated for BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor.

Last year's Oscars saw a healthy showing for Irish film and Irish actors, with the nomination for 'An Cailin Ciuin' and various nods for Martin McDonagh's 'The Banshees of Inisherin'.

This year, nominations are expected to be dominated by Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' and Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie', while Alexander Payne's 'The Holdovers' is also expected to notch up a few nods.

The nominations will be revealed today in a live broadcast by Jack Quaid and Zazie Beetz that you can watch on from 1.30pm GMT this afternoon.