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07th Dec 2022

Jessie Buckley is set to be honoured with an Oscar Wilde award

Gwan Jessie.

Kerry native Jessie Buckley has made a name for herself in Hollywood and now the actress is set to be an honouree at the 17th annual Oscar Wilde Awards.

The US-Ireland Alliance announced that the event is returning on March 9, 2023 to J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica.

And Jessie isn’t the only Irish woman set to make her mark there as fellow Irish actress Kerry Condon is also going to be honoured at the big event.

Killarney native Jessie is taking Hollywood by storm recently as she is starring in Women Talking with Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, and Claire Foy, as well as Apple TV+ and Christos Nikou’s sci-fi romance Fingernails and in Wicked Little Letters with Olivia Colman.

She was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress this year for her role in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter as well as winning an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on the West End, so she’s not doing too bad.

Some other things you may know her from are I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Wild Rose, Judy and Chernobyl, and she’s only going up from here.

Trina Vargo, president of the US-Ireland Alliance said: “When Jessie started her career, Andrew Lloyd Webber said that Jessie, is ‘an extraordinary artist.’

“She must not be allowed to be meddled with.’ Her incredible, authentic performances show that she hasn’t been.”

The Oscar Wilde Awards are held the Thursday before the Oscars and celebrate the best Irish talent in the industry, with Kenneth Branagh’s film Belfast being honoured last year.