Caitriona Balfe's Latest Film Is Now A Best Picture Nominee

You know what that means, Caitriona Balfe on the Oscar red carpet.

Le Mans 66 made its debut at the Telluride Film Festival before getting a splashy premiere at TIFF earlier this week.

And, following a significantly busy week for the show's stars – Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe and Jon Bernthal – the dust has gathered long enough to generate Oscar buzz for the true-life story. 

The film – also known as Ford v Ferrari in the States – follows the rivalry that scorched around the track of the famous 24-hour racing competition between the Ford and Ferrari teams. 

Bale plays Ken Miles and Damon is Carroll Shelby on the Ford team.

Visionary American car designer Shelby and the fearless British driver Miles together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari in 1966.

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Balfe plays Bale's wife, who is also an accomplished driver, while A Quiet Place breakout star Noah Jupe will play Bale’s son, worried about the dangers his dad faces on the track.

Big names feature behind the camera, too, as Oscar-nominated director James Mangold (Logan, Walk The Line) and produced by Michael Mann (Heat, The Last Of The Mohicans).

The piece has been racking up some great reviews since debuting, with some talk that both Damon and Bale could be up for acting nods.

However, The Academy didn't seem to think so as neither Damon or Bale recieived Oscar nominations for their roles in the film. But Ford v Ferrari Isn't walking away empty-handed having bagged itself four Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. 

The 92nd Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 9 at 1 am, Irish time. 

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