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Sarah Greene to be honored at Oscar Wilde Awards


Sarah Greene 

January 18, 2016:  Irish actress Sarah Greene will join James Corden and Snow Patrol as an honoree of the US-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards on 25 February 2016.  J.J. Abrams will emcee the event, which will be held at his Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica.  Irish singer Róisín O will also perform.

Greene was nominated in 2014 for both a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role when she starred, in the West End and on Broadway, opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Martin McDonagh’s play, The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Born in Cork, Ireland, Greene portrayed a young Christina Noble in Stephen Bradley’s film NOBLE, for which she received rising star and best supporting role accolades at the 2015 Irish Film & Television Awards.  Her recent film credits include BURNT and THE GUARD.  She may currently be seen in the John Logan television series Penny Dreadful.  Her new television show Rebellion is due for release on Sundance in the U.S. later this year. US-Ireland Alliance founder Trina Vargo said, “Several years ago we honored Saoirse Ronan when she was maybe not quite household name, but it was obvious she would be.  Sarah is in a similar position where all I can say is watch this space!  She already has an impressive career in theater and television in Ireland and the UK and she is now deservedly being noticed in the US.”

Always one of the hottest tickets during Oscars’ week, the casual, intimate party will be even more so this year with the success of the Irish in terms of Oscar nominations and the success of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, some of which Abrams shot in Ireland.  Accenture and Resurgent Film Group sponsor the event.

ROOM, starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, is based on the book written by Emma Donoghue and was directed by Lenny Abrahamson.   Abrahamson and Donoghue, both Irish, just picked up Oscar nominations for Directing and Writing: Adapted Screenplay.  BROOKLYN is based on book written by Colm Toibin, was directed by John Crowley, and stars Saoirse Ronan.  Ronan has been Oscar nominated for Actress in a Leading Role. The two films garnered additional nominees with Brie Larson for Actress in a Leading Role and and Nick Hornby for Writing:  Adapted Screenplay for BROOKLYN.  STAR WARS has landed Oscar nominations for Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Expects.