Arts and Culture


The US-Ireland Alliance will honor Aidan Gillen at the 14th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards, which will be held at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot in Santa Monica on 21 February 2019.

Gillen is known to international audiences from an array of standout performances including turns on the series “Game of Thrones and “The Wire.” He is currently in production the BBC/Netflix series “Peaky Blinders” and is about to star in the Robert Zemeckis-produced HISTORY series “Project Blue Book.” On the big screen, Gillen recently appeared in A24’s “The Lovers” and “Maze Runner: Death Cure” and currently appears in Fox’s box office smash, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Also an accomplished stage actor, Gillen has appeared on the West End, Broadway and Dublin Gate Theatre, earning a Tony Award nomination in 2004 for his role in the Broadway production of “The Caretaker.”

Trina Vargo, founder of the US-Ireland Alliance, said: “Aidan’s body of work is rich with a range of diverse and memorable roles that span television, theater and film.  While his career his taken him to London, Los Angeles and beyond, he has remained loyal to working Ireland as well.”

The evening is equally known for introducing Irish musical talent and 2019 will be no exception with the Irish band VINCI set to perform.  Abrams will return as emcee, fresh from filming the next STAR WARS.

In addition to talented honorees and incredible performances the night always includes a mix of guests that last year included Ava Duvernay, Elon Musk, Diane Keaton, Paramount Chairman, Jim Gianopulos; Disney Chairman, Alan Horn; Warner Bros. President, Peter Roth; Warner Bros. Chairman & CEO, Kevin Tsujihara; producers Suzanne Todd, Patrick Crowley, and Gigi Pritzker; President of Original Programming at Showtime, Gary Levine; and several CAA agents including President Richard Lovett and former Oscar Wilde honoree and CAA agent Hylda Queally.