Thursday, January 21, 2016

Daisy Ridley To Receive Oscar Wilde Award

By: Benjamin Hart

Although she has yet to win an Oscar(let's face it, she deserves one for her performance as Rey in The Force Awakens), Daisy Ridley will soon be honored with an "Oscar" of sorts; an Oscar Wilde award that is. The Oscar Wilde awards is an annual event dedicated to honoring individuals who are Irish, or of Irish descent, who have made contributions to television and film. Ridley is British with Irish ancestry and will receive an award alongside Penny Dreadful actress Sarah Greene, The Late Late Show host James Corden and Northern Ireland rockers Snow Patrol. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams normally serves as emcee of the ceremony which will take place at his own Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica, California on February 25th.

Episode VII has a strong Irish connection itself as the scenes at the end of the film where Rey finds (Spoiler!) Luke Skywalker were shot on Skellig Michael, an island off the coast of the country.

Congratulations to Daisy for this great and well deserved honor!

Source: Hollywood Reporter 

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