The A-List: Oscar-nominated director of ‘Room’ Lenny Abrahamson

Oscar races are usually full of surprises, and that is the case with this year’s list of nominees. One of the biggest was the success of Room, which picked up four nominations in such high-profile categories as Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson, the little-known Irish director who helmed the little-seen cult indies Frank, Garage,What Richard Did and Adam & Paul before making Room, another small indie film about a difficult subject.