Arts and Culture


Irish actress, Jessie Buckley, will be honored at the US-Ireland Alliance’s annual Oscar Wilde Awards. The event will be held on 9 March at Bad Robot, the Santa Monica production company of J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath. It was previously announced that fellow Irish actress, Kerry Condon, will also be honored at the event.

The Killarney-born Buckley will soon be seen starring in WOMEN TALKING alongside Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, and Claire Foy. She will also star alongside Riz Ahmed in Apple TV+ and Christos Nikou’s Sci-Fi Romance FINGERNAILS and she will reunite with Olivia Colman in WICKED LITTLE LETTERS. Earlier this year, Buckley was nominated for an Academy Award as “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s THE LOST DAUGHTER. She also won the Olivier Award for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her performance as Sally Bowles in CABARET, opposite Eddie Redmayne in London's West End. 

Buckley was recently be seen starring in A24 and Alex Garland’s MEN alongside Rory Kinnear. In 2020, she starred in Noah Hawley’s FARGO on FX. Her performance in Netflix and Charlie Kaufman’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, alongside Jesse Plemons, garnered her a Gotham Independent Film Awards nomination for “Best Actress.” In 2018, Buckley starred in Tom Harper’s WILD ROSE for which she earned a “Best Actress” nomination at the British Independent Film Awards and won the “Best Actress” award for BAFTA Scotland. In 2019, she starred in Rupert Goold’s JUDY, alongside Renee Zellweger, and appeared alongside Emily Watson and Jared Harris in the HBO and Sky Atlantic Emmy-nominated series, CHERNOBYL. Buckley had her first starring role in Michael Pearce’s BAFTA-nominated BEAST. The film opened to rave reviews in 2018 and Buckley won “The Most Promising Newcomer” award at the British Independent Film Awards and “Best British or Irish Actress” at the Critics Circle Awards. 


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.”

Hackman Capital Partners and The MBS Group return as lead sponsors of the event. Founder and Chairman Michael Hackman owns numerous studios and recently acquired Irish studios, Troy and Ardmore, and is building a new studio in Greystones. Screen Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen also return as sponsors.