Here's every single Irish person that has ever won an Oscar 3 years ago

Here's every single Irish person that has ever won an Oscar

We've done well.

It has been a remarkable year for the our film industry after nine Irish films secured Oscar nominations, including an unprecedented two films that are in contention to win Best Picture - Room and Brooklyn.

While this is a truly remarkable year, Irish people do have a long history of success at the Academy Awards and have a claim on every Oscar that has ever been given out by the Academy. Did you know that the actual Oscar statuette was designed by a Dublin-born art designer named Cedric Gibbons?

Our list of winners also starts with him;

3rd April 1936: Hollywood film star, Dolores Del Rio (1905 - 1983) arriving at Waterloo station in London with her husband, MGM art director and designer of the Oscar trophy, Cedric Gibbons (1893 - 1960). Del Rio is in London to film 'Accused' with director, Thornton Freeland. (Photo by H. Allen/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Cedric Gibbons

From: Born in Dublin, raised in NYC.

Did you know: He was nominated for thirty-eight Oscars and when he retired in 1956, nearly 1,500 films were credited to him.

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Best Art/Set Direction for all of the following:

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1930)
The Merry Widow (1934)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Gaslight (1944)
The Yearling (1946)
Little Women (1949)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Julius Caesar (1953)
Somebody Up There Likes me (1956)

circa 1930: MGM art director Cedric Gibbons (1893-1960), who arranged the building of sets for 'Ben-Hur', 'La Boheme' and 'Ibanor Torrent', as well as all Culver City studio productions. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

George Bernard Shaw

From: Upper Synge Street, Dublin.

Did you know: He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize (Literature, 1925) and an Academy Award.

And the Oscar goes to...

Best Adapted Screenplay for Pygmalion (1938)

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) at home in Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, on the eve of his 90th birthday, 25th July 1946. (Photo by James Jarche/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Barry Fitzgerald

From: Walworth Road, Portobello, Dublin

Did you know: He was briefly a roommate of famed playwright Sean O'Casey and he achieved a feat that's unmatched in the history of the Academy Awards: he was nominated for both the Best Actor Oscar and the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the same performance.

And the Oscar goes to...

Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Going My Way (1944)

Irish-born actor Barry Fitzgerald (1888 - 1966) (left) holds his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor while American actor Bing Crosby (1904 - 1977) holds his Oscar for Best Actor, both for their roles in 'Going My Way,' Academy Awards, Los Angeles, California, March 15, 1945. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Michèle Burke

From: Kildare Town but she moved to Canada in 1973

Did you know: It seems that Tom Cruise is a fan of her work, she's worked on 10 of his films so far.

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(Shared) Best makeup for...

Quest for Fire (1981)
Dracula (1992)

Michele Burke

Josie MacAvin

From: Monsktown, Dublin.

Did you know: Her Oscar and Emmy statuettes are both on permanent display at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin.

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(Shared) Best Art Direction Out of Africa (1986)

Daniel Day-Lewis

From: London but his father was born in Ballintubbert, County Laois and he has dual-citizenship after becoming an Irish citizen in 1993. The three-time Oscar winner currently lives in Wicklow.

Did you know: He's a self-proclaimed Milwall fan.

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Best Actor My Left Foot (1989)
Best Actor There Will Be Blood (2007)
Best Actor Lincoln (2013)

Brenda Fricker

From: Dublin.

Did you know: She appeared in Tolka Row, Ireland's first ever soap opera.

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role Actress My Left Foot (1989)

Neil Jordan

From: Sligo.

Did you know: He has directed 4 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Bob Hoskins, Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, and Julianne Moore.

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Best Original Screenplay The Crying Game (1993)

Peter O'Toole

From: He has gone on record as saying that he has two different birth certs, one says he was born in Connemara and the other says Leeds.

Did you know: He played rugby as a child and frequently attended Five Nations matches with his friends and fellow fans Richard Harris and Richard Burton.

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Lifetime achievement in '03.

Corinne Marrinan

From: Dual citizen of the USA and Ireland.

Did you know: She was an associate producer on a variety of the CSI series.

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Produced the documentary On A Note of Triumph (2006)

Martin McDonagh

From: Holds dual citizenship, both his parents are from the West of Ireland and he lived in Galway for a while before moving to London.

Did you know: He's trying to get the In Bruges dream team of Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson back together for a new film.

The Oscar goes to...

Best Short Film (Live Action) Six Shooter (2006)

Glen Hansard

From: Ballymun, Dublin

Did you know: Despite dropping out of school aged 13 to become a busker, he also studied at the New York Film Academy School of Acting before getting his break in The Commitments and The Frames.

The Oscar goes to...

(Shared) Best Song Once (2008)

Richard Baneham

From: Tallaght, Dublin

Did you know: Studied at Ballyfermot Art College before moving to California to pursue his career.

The Oscar goes to...

(As part of a team) – Best Visual Effects – Avatar (2010)


Terry George & Oorlagh George

From: Belfast

Did you know: George had previously been nominated for his writing work on In The Name of the Father and Hotel Rwanda.

The Oscar goes to...

Best Short Film (Live Action) The Shore (2012)

Maureen O'Hara

From: Ranelagh, Dublin

Did you know: She became only the second actress to receive an Honorary Oscar without having previously been nominated for an Oscar in a competitive category.

The Oscar goes to...

Lifetime achievement in 2015