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Triple gong hope for Irish film starring Glenn Close

An Irish film set in a Dublin boarding house at the turn of the last century has been nominated for three Oscars.

'Albert Nobbs' yesterday received nominations in the best actress category for star Glenn Close, best supporting actress for co-star Janet McTeer, and the best make-up category for Irishwoman Lynn Johnston, left, Martial Corneville and Matthew Mungle.

Ms Johnston, currently in Dublin working on Neil Jordan's vampire movie 'Byzantium', said: "Both Glenn and Janet were so patient each morning during the application of the make-up. We are delighted to have nominations for our film 'Albert Nobbs' which is an Irish story filmed in Ireland with the support of the Irish Film Board.

Getting this film produced meant a lot to Glenn Close and she means a lot to us."

Based on a short story by Irish novelist George Moore, the film stars Close as a woman who disguises herself as a man to keep her job as a butler.

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