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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 3:00 AM

LIVE POLL: Oscars 2023 — Irish Oscar-Nominated Characters

Which of these Irish movie characters*, whose portrayal is nominated at the 95th Academy Awards in an acting category, is most likely to convert their nomination into a 2023 Oscar win? * fictional or real-life movie characters of proven Irish descent

The Oscars (2023) presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will be broadcast from the Dolby Theatre located in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California on March 12, 2023 @ 5PM PST. Get complete Oscars coverage @ IMDb's Award Central Oscars Guide.

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3 days ago

Elvis Presley's & Marilyn Monroe's (Munro) Irish Heritage

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3 days ago

@urbanemovies ,

Interesting. 6 out of 20 (30%) of the acting nominees have Irish ancestry. I wonder how often that has happened.

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@dan_dassow​ Obviously, one film had an huge impact in the proportion of character nominees. Although, it is a higher than would randomly occur. What is unique here is how clear cut it is to prove the movie character's ethnicity. So, the actual percentage may be even higher than 30%, since many of the nominees do not have ethnicity backstories.

But, considering most U.S. states rank Irish heritage as a top three ethnicity and between 16-24% North Americans have Irish roots, it is not stretch. Plus, 90% of the world's Irish live outside Ireland; so it is easy to understand how so many people have Irish roots and why the Irish diaspora is so widespread worldwide.

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2 days ago

@urbanemovies ,

Would you consider having six (6) Irish Oscar-Nominated Characters something to include in "Which is the Biggest Surprise of the 2023 Oscar Nominations?"?

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/sugg-biggest-surprise-of-the-2023-oscar-nominations/63cfe803bc21074e2a475fd5

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@dan_dassow​ Again, I think the number is higher this year and maybe double what one reasonable can expected based on historical averages. But, I don't think it is shocking given 1) most non-Irish are not going to notice the bump, 2) Irish ancestry is more widespread than one would think 3) I think they produce a disproportionate amount of elite actors and have more in the pipeline 4) six in one year might have been more common in Hollywood's Golden Age (or at least closer). When both the American general population and casts were of even higher proportion Irish than today or least had clearer links.

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2 days ago

Congratulations, @urbanemovies!

Oscars 2023 — Irish Oscar-Nominated Characters

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