Irish Talent at The Oscars


Well, it was a great day for the Irish at the Oscars evn if it didn’t work out quite as planned.

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Brooklyn‘s Saoirse Ronan didn’t win Best Actress, but won the red carpet with her distinctly Irish-coloured Calvin Klein sequined dress.

 

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I thought perhaps she couldn’t make up her mind about the jewellery and then forgot about it, but the odd earrings were deliberate.

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Also in green was Room‘s writer, Emma Donoghue, who lost out on the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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We did have one winner, though.

Writer/director Ben Cleary won Best Live Action Short for STUTTERER.

“Every day is a proud day to be Irish but today more so than usual so everyone for all the support back home thank you so much” Cleary said in his acceptance speech.

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Room director Lenny Abrahamson (sorry, couldn’t find a photo of him from last night) went home empty-handed, but is already fielding calls from Hollywood. He told Donald Clarke of the Irish Times that he has been approached to direct a major movie.

“Well, it wasn’t Marvel, but I actually was asked about another franchise,” he says. “That was a couple of months ago – based just on the buzz around the Oscars. I have been asked: ‘Would you be the ambassador for the following brand?’ That’s a very peculiar notion. I can’t see how I would be any use to them.”

Star Wars? DC? The Divergent series ?

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.

My good friend beanmimo has rounded up all the Irish Oscar winners in history. You can read his post here.

 

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