The Irish film industry is well represent among the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. Irish nominees up for an Oscar Saoirse Ronan for best actress in Brooklyn, Michael Fassbender for best actor in the movie Steve Jobs and the Canadian-Irish produced Room, based on the novel by Emma Donohue, is up for best movie.

Both Room and Brooklyn, which is based on the novel by Colm Toibin, are up for best adapted screenplay while Lenny Abrahamson is up for a statue for his role as director of Room.

Ronan is up against Room’s Brie Larson in the best actress category. producer of Room, Ed Guiney, told the Irish Times “What the heck was that. We would have been happy with Brie getting in. We had kind of given up on best picture. The news about Lenny is so deserved and so extraordinary.”

Upon hearing of her nomination Saoirse Ronan released the following statement:

"When we made Brooklyn, we had no idea of what was to come. It is the most personal film I have ever done, the hardest one too. I am honoured to represent this film with my friends - John, Nick, Finola, Yves, Colm, Amanda. This has all been a dream. To see how the film has been embraced has been heartwarming. Thank you so very much to The Academy - you are a group of people I respect greatly and to be recognized by you means so much. Thank you!"

Irish President, former Minister for the Arts, Michael D Higgins, was “delighted” to hear of the Irish nominees.

In a statement the President said “This year's Oscars shortlist is a remarkable testimony of the vitality and diversity of the talent available to the Irish film industry.

He added “To have Irish nominees represented in several categories indicates the depth of the international recognition for the talent that now exists.”

Aside for the Irish pride it was The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio that was the big winner among the list of nominees. The semi-biographical western film is up for 12 awards. Set in 1823 and inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass, the movie will compete in a number of categories at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 28, 2016.

Star Leonardo DiCaprio will vie for best actor, Alejandro G Inarritu is up for best director, Tom Hardy has been nominated for best supporting actor and the movie will compete for best picture. Other nominations include best film editing, best visual effects, best makeup and hairstyling, best sound mixing, best sound editing, best costume design, best production design and best cinematography.

Mad Max: Fury Road is second with an impressive 10 nominations, including best picture and best director for George Miller, although its cast missed out on acting nods. Meanwhile, The Martian has seven nominations, including best picture and best actor for its star Matt Damon.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by actor John Krasinski and directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee to announce the nominees in all 24 categories while Chris Rock will host the 88th annual Academy Awards on February 28.

2016 Academy Award nominees:

Best Picture

'The Big Short'

'Bridge of Spies'

'Brooklyn'

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The Martian'

'The Revenant'

'Room'

'Spotlight'

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston - 'Trumbo

Matt Damon - 'The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio - 'The Revenant'

Michael Fassbender - 'Jobs'

Eddie Redmayne - 'The Danish Girl'

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett - 'Carol'

Brie Larson - 'Room'

Jennifer Lawrence - 'Joy'

Charlotte Rampling - '45 Years'

Saoirse Ronan - 'Brooklyn'

Best Director

Adam Mckay - 'The Big Short'

George Miller - 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Alejandro G Inarritu - 'The Revenant'

Lenny Abrahamson - 'Room'

Tom McCarthy - 'Spotlight'

Best Foreign Language Film

'Embrace of the Serpent'

'Mustang'

'Son of Saul'

'Theeb'

'A War'

Best Original Score

'Bridge of Spies'

'Carol'

'The Hateful Eight'

'Sicario'

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Best Original Screenplay

'Bridge of Spies'

'Ex Machina'

'Inside Out'

'Spotlight'

'Straight Outta Compton'

Best Adapted Screenplay

'The Big Short'

'Brooklyn'

'Carol'

'The Martian'

'Room'

Best Production Design

'Bridge of Spies'

'The Danish Girl'

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The Martian'

'The Revenant'

Best Film Editing

'The Big Short'

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The Revenant'

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

'Spotlight'

Best Visual Effects

'Ex Machina'

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The Martian'

'The Revenant'

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh - 'The Hateful Eight'

Rooney Mara - 'Carol'

Rachel McAdams - 'Spotlight'

Alicia Vikander - 'The Danish Girl'

Kate Winslet - 'Steve Jobs'

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale - 'The Big Short'

Tom Hardy - 'The Revenant'

Mark Ruffalo - 'Spotlight'

Mark Rylance - 'Bridge of Spies'

Sylvester Stallone - 'Creed'

Best Animated Feature Film

'Anomalisa'

'Inside Out'

'Shaun the Sheep'

'Boy and the Wild'

'When Marnie Was There'

Best Animated Short Film

'Bear Story'

'Prologue'

'Sanjay’s Superteam'

'We Can’t Live Without Cosmos'

'World of Tomorrow'

Best Live Action Short Film

'Ava Maria'

'Day One'

'Everything Will Be Okay'

'Shok'

'Stutterer'

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared'

'The Revenant'

Best Documentary - short subject

'Body Team 12'

'Chau Beyond the Lines'

'Claude Lanzmann'

'A Girl in the River'

'Last Day of Freedom'

Best Sound Mixing

'Bridge of Spies'

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The Martian'

'The Revenant'

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Best Sound Editing

'Mad Max : Fury Road'

'The Martian'

'The Revenant'

'Sicario'

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Best Costume Design

'Carol'

'Cinderella'

'The Danish Girl'

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The Revenant'

Best Documentary – feature

'Amy'

'Cartel Land'

'The Look of Silence'

'What Happened, Miss Simone?'

'Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom'

Best Original Song

'Earned It - 50 Shades of 'Grey'

'Til It Happens To You - 'The Hunting Ground'

'Writings On The Wall - 'Spectre'

'Manta Ray' - 'Racing Extinction'

'Simple Song 3' - 'Youth'

Best Cinematography

'Carol'

'Hateful Eight'

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

'The Revenant'

'Sicario'

Saoirse Ronan nominated for Oscars, as best actress, in "Brooklyn."