Oscar nomination for Boyle native’s ‘Cartoon Saloon’

Winners of the 93rd Academy Awards are set to be announced on April 25th of this year and once again there will be some Roscommon interest as Irish movie ‘Wolfwalkers’ by Cartoon Saloon has been nominated for Best Animated Feature.

The Kilkenny-based animation company was co-founded by Boyle native Paul Young and is no stranger to the Oscars, having been nominated four times previously.

‘Mank’ is leading the way this year for Oscar nominations, with ten. The Netflix film is up for best picture along with seven others including ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, ‘Promising Young Woman’ and ‘Nomadland’. The ceremony will take place on the 25th of April.