Magazine article Variety

The Irish Connection Is Strong with Them

Magazine article Variety

The Irish Connection Is Strong with Them

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Four very familiar faces will be honored at the U.S.-Ireland Alliance's 13th annual Oscar Wilde Awards: Mark Hamill, Catherine O'Hara, Barry Keoghan and Paula Malcomson.

"Star Wars" alum Hamill follows in the footsteps of franchise stars Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley and director-producer J.J. Abrams, who opens the doors of his Bad Robot shingle for the event. Hamill is regarded an "honorary" Irishman, based on "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi," filming off the coast of Ireland.

O'Hara attended the ceremony last year to introduce honoree Martin Short, and he will return the favor this year to present to her. She won an Emmy for writing the series "SCTV Network," starred in "Home Alone" and co-stars with fellow "SCTV" vet Eugene Levy on the CBC comedy "Schitt's Creek."

Colin Farrell will present his "Killing of a Sacred Deer" co-star Keoghan with the "Wilde Card" award, given to up-and-coming Irish talent. …

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