Which Irish film stars will be lighting up the Oscars at this year's 89th Academy Awards?

Which Irish film stars will be lighting up the Oscars at this year's 89th Academy Awards?

THE 89TH Academy Awards take place this Sunday night so here's a rundown of the Irish talent lighting up the glitzy red Oscars carpet.

It's award season and with Ruth Negga being honoured at the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards in Santa Monica last night could the Limerick-raised actress pick up an Academy Award?

Here's a rundown of the top Irish film talent who will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Leo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep this weekend.

Academy Award for Best Actress: Ruth Negga

The Ethiopian-Irish actress has earned the nomination for her stand out leading performance in Loving.

The film is a American historical drama film, which tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who overturned archaic Virginia state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

Loving has garnered rave reviews and Negga herself has not only been nominated for an Academy Award but also a Golden Globe, won by actress Issabelle Huppert.

Ruth will have to fight off competition from Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Issabelle Huppert and Meryl Streep on the night.

Ruth Negga at the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Award ceremony Ruth Negga at the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Award ceremony. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance)

Best Original Screenplay: The Lobster

Dark comedy film The Lobster is nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 89th Academy awards ceremony.

The film stars Irish actor Colin Farrel, Rachel Wiesz and John C Reilly and tells the story of a group of singletons who have to find love within 45 days otherwise they are turned into animals.

Filming for the movie took place in Ireland with scenes filmed in Dublin and around Co. Kerry.

However the comedy is up against stiff competition in this category with either critically acclaimed La La Land or Manchester By The Sea favourites to bag the award.

poses for a portrait on day two of the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Four Seasons Wailea on June 4, 2015 in Wailea, Hawaii. Colin Farrell stars in The Lobster (Picture: Getty)

Best Animated Feature: Kubo And The Two Strings - Art Parkinson

Donegal actor Art Parkinson is going to have to leave his homework behind this weekend.

The 15-year-old star is the lead voice actor and plays Kubo in Disney's latest hit action fantasy adventure film.

The film has had rave reviews and the young actor starred alongside Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes.

The film revolves around Kubo who has magical powers and accompanied by his friends fights off an army of evil spirits.

The actor found out about his nomination in school so let's hope his teachers let him take a few days off next week.

 Art Parkinson attends the discussion of the movie 'Kubo and the Two Strings' in New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Art Parkinson attends the discussion of the movie Kubo and the Two Strings'in New York. (Picture: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Best Costume category: Consolata Boyle

The Dublin-born costume designer is up for an award this year for her work on period biopic Florence Foster Jenkins.

The biopic stars Meryl Streep playing New York City heiress and socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins, who founded the Verdi Club to celebrate a passionate love for opera and music.

The film also stars British actor Hugh Grant and Streep herself is up for the award for Best Actress.

The Irish costume designer was previously nominated for the award in 2006 for her role in costuming Dame Helen Mirren in royal biopic The Queen.

Costume Designer Consolata Boyle accepts the 'Excellence In Contemporary Film' award for 'The Queen' onstage during the 9th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards held in 2007 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CDG) Costume Designer Consolata Boyle (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CDG)

The 89th Academy awards are starting at midnight on Sunday so make sure you grab some coffee and get your excuses ready for work the next day.

Keep an eye out for Ireland's top talent on show and may the luck of the Irish be with all our stars.