There were 14 Irish nominations at the Oscars yesterday.
Ireland is a small island, but we still produce creative geniuses in the film industry.
They're the words of Director of Development and Studio Operations at Hammerlake Studios in Westmeath, Tom Dowling.
There were 14 Irish nominations at the Oscars yesterday, nine of which were handed to the Banshees of Inisheerin - An Cailín Ciúin is also in the running for an award.
Mr. Dowling says he hasn't seen excitement like this in the industry since 1993: