Ruth Negga was named a finalist for actress in a leading role during Tuesday morning's unveil, both on "Good Morning America" and on the official Academy Awards Twitter page.
Meryl Streep received her 20th Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Florence Foster Jenkins, a NY heiress who became a tone-deaf opera singer.
La La Land leads this year's nominations with a record-equalling 14 nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Director, Actor and Actress.
"This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC Digital briefly posted inaccurate nomination information on the Oscar.com website". Amy Adams, who has appeared in not one but two critically acclaimed films over the past few months, seemed a shoe-in for her standout performance in Arrival performance but alas, a nomination for her wasn't one of the eight that the film received.
Other Irish Oscar hopefuls are said to include costume designer Consolata Boyle for her work on Florence Foster Jenkins and the brilliant cinematographer Séamus McGarvey for Nocturnal Animals.
While Ruth Negga has been widely tipped for an Oscar nomination, for her role in a movie which received its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May of 2016, the former Love/Hate star will face stiff competition to get onto the Best Actress shortlist. The Lobster, produced by Dublin company Element Pictures and filmed in Kerry and Dublin, was supported by The Irish Film Board. It is the Dubliner's second Academy Award nomination: she was previously nominated for The Queen in 2007.
"The Lobster" featuring Colin Farrell is nominated for Best Writing (Original Screenplay).
The 89 Oscars ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with chat show host Jimmy Kimmel set to take on hosting duties for the first time.
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