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Oscar Wilde Awards Honors Irish-Hollywood Connection

23 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar Wilde Awards honoree Martin Short, known for his zingers and stinging observations, was asked if anyone in the current presidential administration is ripe for satire. “Everyone is ripe for satire,” he says, “particularly in this administration. But it’s hard to satirize, hard to go broader than what we have seen.”

Asked if his talk-show character Jiminy Glick would have anything to say about the current Trump administration, Short demurs. “I’m not going there.”

Short feels a connection to the Wilde Awards. “My mother was half-Irish, my father was 100%,” he offers. Short, who has credits going back to 1972, says his father introduced him to film. They watched Ireland-set films such as “The Quiet Man” and “Shake Hands With the Devil.”

And while fans admire his wit, the performer freely admits, “I don’t know that if I could compare to Oscar Wilde.”

The comic actor is one of »

- Will Thorne

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Ruth Negga to Be Honored at the Oscar Wilde Awards (Exclusive)

9 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

First, Ruth Negga was nominated for a best actress Oscar. Now, the Loving star is getting an Oscar Wilde Award.

The Irish-Ethiopian actress will be honored Feb. 23 at the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, the casual shindig that takes place three days before the Academy Awards at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica.

The filmmaker also emcees the event, and it was just announced that Chris Pine and Catherine O'Hara will serve as presenters.

Also being feted this year: Zachary Quinto, Martin Short, Outlander star Caitriona Balfe and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, who will perform as »

- Mike Barnes

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