Ray Donovan and Deadwood star Paula Malcomson and up-and-comer Barry Keoghan will join Mark Hamill as this year’s honourees at the US-Ireland Alliance’s 13th annual Oscar Wilde Awards.
The event will be held on March 1 at JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Abrams will host. Westmeath band The Academic will perform at the event known for its casual, house party atmosphere.
Born and raised in Belfast, Malcomson moved to New York’s East Village when she was 18 and began her acting career.
As well as featuring in movies such as The Green Mile, AI and The Hunger Games, she has also starred on the small screen as Trixie in Deadwood and Abby Donovan on Ray Donovan, for which she received an IFTA nomination.
Last year, she played opposite Sean Bean in Jimmy McGovern’s highly-acclaimed BBC drama Broken, and has just completed work on the BBC series Come Home, opposite Christopher Eccleston. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Belfast.
Barry Keoghan, will also be honored with the Wilde Card, which is presented to up-and-coming Irish talent. Saoirse Ronan was a previous recipient.
Barry’s latest film is acclaimed documentary maker Bart Layton’s first scripted film, American Animals, which is based on the true story of four college students who stole valuable manuscripts from a university library in Kentucky.