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Martin O’Neill congratulates son-in-law for Oscar nomination

Martin O’Neill congratulates son-in-law.

Ex-Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has shared his delight at his son-in-law James Friend being nominated for an Oscar.

Friend is nominated in the category of Best Cinematography for his work on Netflix epic All Quiet on the Western Front, and O’Neill took to Twitter to share his pride after the announcement on Tuesday.

Martin O’Neill delights at son-in-law’s nomination.

“What a wonderful day!,” posted the Derry native. “Huge congratulations to my son-in-law James Friend for his cinematography Oscar nomination for his superb work on All Quiet On The Western Front. Brilliant film and brilliant filmmaking team, well done everyone involved.”

Friend’s previous work includes 2019 BBC mini-series The War of the Worlds, as well as Your Honor, a 2020 Showtime drama series starring Bryan Cranston.

In total, All Quiet on the Western Front picked up nine Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best International Feature Film.

Irish Oscar joy.

The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday March 12th, when there will be plenty of interest on this side of the Atlantic.

Ireland and its movies received a record 14 nominations, including Colin Farrell and Paul Mescal for Best Actor, Barry Keoghan and Brendan Gleeson for Best Supporting Actor, and Kerry Condon for Best Supporting Actress.

As well as that, Irish-language drama An Cailín Ciúin was nominated for Best International Feature Film.

Martin O’Neill.

While O’Neill’s life and career has centred around football, it seems those marrying into his family are displaying alternative talents.

The 70-year-old recently got his own creative juices flowing by releasing a book called On Days Like These, which tells the story of his life in football.

If O’Neill ever wishes to put Ireland’s Euro 2016 adventure onto the big screen, at least he’ll know who to call.

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