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Barry Keoghan Celebrates His Eternals Co-Star Brian Tyree Henry On His Oscar Nom

The 2023 Oscars are set to pit former co-stars Barry Keoghan and Brian Tyree Henry up against each other in a jam-packed best supporting actor category for the ages. But as expected, it's all love between the two "Eternals" stars, as shown in a recent tweet from Keoghan. 

For those who may not know, the two actors grew incredibly close during the filming of their 2019 Marvel epic and have been supporting each other publicly and privately ever since. Henry spoke about the bond with Irish media site Joe.ie in 2021, saying, "[Keoghan] is so incredible, and just one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life. He is just there to play and have fun. And, y'know, he is truly, truly a masterclass already. To be so young, he is already, he is locked in." Little did Henry know at the time, though, was that he, too, was on his way up to the Hollywood big leagues, with him scoring a best supporting actor nomination for his performance as mechanic James Aucoin in the 2022 Jennifer Lawrence-led drama "Causeway."

"I am beyond honored to be nominated!!!!!" Henry said in a January 24 statement. "And in such amazing company!!! I'm so grateful." 

The nominees for best supporting actor this year delivered some of the most resounding and powerful performances in the category's history, with Henry and Keoghan being joined by Ke Huy Quan for portraying Waymond Wang in "Everything Everywhere All at Once," Judd Hirsch for playing Uncle Boris in "The Fabelmans," and Brendan Gleeson for his emotional go as Colm Doherty in "The Banshees of Inisherin," for which Keoghan is nominated as well. The young Irish actor has been congratulating his fellow nominees on social media, the most recent of whom was his "Eternals" brother. 

'Yes my brother I am so happy for you'

Taking to his Twitter page on Wednesday, January 25, Barry Keoghan quote-tweeted a picture of himself with Brian Tyree Henry — which a random a user had posted — and decided to send out a celebratory Oscars message for him with it. "Yes my brother I am so happy for you," wrote "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" star. 

As of right now, multiple sources believe that Ke Huy Quan will get the nod for best supporting actor at the 2023 Oscars this year, but it would be naive to think that Keoghan and Henry don't stand a chance. And either way, movie fans are just happy to see the former Marvel up-and-comers blossoming into full-blown Oscar nominees. 

"Brian Tyree Henry getting an Oscar nomination, makes me happy," said @TheBrigitteEdit on Twitter. "So does the Barry Keoghan one, feel this one was years in the making." To make things even sweeter, it's Keoghan and Henry's first time ever being nominated for an Oscar, along with a number of other actors, including Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michelle Yeoh, to name a few, via CNN.