Hollywood actress Catherine O’Hara will join Mark Hamill, Paula Malcomson and Barry Keoghan as a recipient of this year's US-Ireland Alliance Oscar Wilde Awards.

The event will be held on March 1 at Star Wars' director JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

Trina Vargo, founder and president of the US-Ireland Alliance, said: "Last year, Catherine was a big hit in introducing honoree Martin Short. He’s returning the favour this year and will roast, I mean present to, Catherine."

Toronto-born O’Hara is a prolific, multi-award-winning actress, writer, and comedian whose film credits include Beetlejuice, Home Alone and Home Alone2: Lost in New York, After Hours and Where the Wild Things Are.

O’Hara has collaborated with Christopher Guest and co-writer Eugene Levy on the critically acclaimed mockumentary films Waiting for Guffmann, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration.

Her role in HBO’s Temple Grandin earned her Primetime Emmy, Satellite and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

She recently completed filming the fourth season of the hit comedy Schitt’s Creek, alongside Eugene Levy, Dan Levy and Chris Elliott. Last year she received a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on the show.