Arts and Culture


Two-time Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winning actor Andrew Garfield will present Jamie Dornan with his Oscar Wilde Award at the US-Ireland Alliance’s annual Oscar Wilde Awards. The event will be held on 24 March at the Ebell of Los Angeles.


Trina Vargo, president of the US-Ireland Alliance said, “Jamie and Andrew are old friends, going back to when they were just starting out as young actors in Los Angeles. We hope, and Jamie probably fears, that Andrew has some good stories.”


Garfield currently stars in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s TICK, TICK,… BOOM!, a movie musical adaption of the autobiographical Off-Broadway show written by Rent composer Jonathan Larson. For his work in the film, Garfield has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He recently won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor’ and is nominated for upcoming Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild Awards. The film has been widely praised and named to AFI’s Top 10 Films of 2021, plus nominated for Best Picture prizes by the Critics Choice and Golden Globe Awards. Among its numerous accolades, it has received nominations from the Producers Guild, Directors Guild and Writers Guild Awards, the trifecta of industry honors. 


Garfield recently reprised his role as Peter Parker alongside Tom Holland & Tobey Maguire in SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, which quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all-time, grossing over 1.7 billion dollars worldwide and counting. 


This year, Garfield also starred alongside Jessica Chastain in Searchlight’s THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, based on the documentary of the same name, which chronicles the rise fall of real-life televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband Jim.  He also recently wrapped production on the FX series, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, starring opposite Normal People breakout Daisy Edgar Jones. For his performance in the 2019 Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-Prize winning ANGELS IN AMERICA, Garfield received a Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play.  

Also being honored at the Oscar Wilde Awards are Kenneth Branagh, Adam McKay, and up and coming Irish actor Dónall Ó Héalai. Caitriona Balfe, a previous recipient of an Oscar Wilde Award, will present to Ó Héalai.   J.J. Abrams will emcee. Irish performers Loah & Bantum, and the band True Tides will perform on the night. 

Presenting Sponsors are Hackman Capital Partners, along with its affiliate and studio operating and service company, The MBS Group (owners of Ardmore and Troy Studios in Ireland). Other major supporters include Screen Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen.