Daniel Day-Lewis has made history by winning a third Oscar - this time for his performance in Lincoln.
The recognition for the Wicklow resident's portrayal of the US President puts him above Hollywood legends including Dustin Hoffman and Marlon Brando, who both won it twice.
His sister Tamasin says his Academy Award is wonderful.
"Well I think he's top dog, top banana - yeah absolutely brilliant" she said.
"I mean this is stratospherically good news" she added.