The movie Philomena, partly filmed in County Down, has been nominated for four Oscars including best picture.
The film is based on the true story of an Irish woman who was forced to give up her son.
Best actress nominee Dame Judi Dench spend four days filming in Killyleagh, Bryansford and Rostrevor, where she met some long-lost relatives.
It was also nominated for best original score and adapted screenplay for its writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope.
Dame Judi said: “This is just the loveliest news. I’m so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been.”
This article was published in BBC News