Comedian and actor Tig Notaro, the creator and star of the series One Mississippi, is to be honoured at the US-Ireland Alliance's 2020 Oscar Wilde Awards, which will take place in California during Oscars week next month. 

The ceremony honours "the creative Irish and introduces people in the entertainment world in Ireland to those in the US" and also pays tribute to honorary Irish talents on occasion.

Irish-American stand-up Notaro, whose full name is Mathilde O'Callaghan Notaro, joins the likes of Caitriona Balfe, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Ruth Negga and Saoirse Ronan in receiving the honour.

Also honoured on the night will be Belfast-born Brooklyn and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star Jenn Murray, who will receive the Alliance's Wilde Card award.

Jenn Murray

The awards ceremony on February 6 will once again take place at the offices of past honouree JJ Abrams' Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director will reprise his role as MC of the event.

This year's Academy Award nominations will be announced next Monday, January 13. The Oscars take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 9.

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