Director, screenwriter and producer Adam McKay will be honored at next year’s Oscars Wilde Awards.
The annual awards ceremony is hosted by the United States-Ireland Alliance to celebrate Ireland’s contribution to film, television and music.
Announcing McKay as the first recipient at next year’s ceremony, Trina Vargo, Founder and President of the US-Ireland Alliance said, “We are delighted to honor Adam. A great storyteller, of course, he’s Irish.
“On the maternal side of his family, Adam has roots in Cork, and his fatherly side comes from Tyrone, Northern Ireland and Scotland. He even has a home in Ireland.”
McKay’s Upcoming Features Highly Anticipated Netflix Comedy Do not seek, with Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep, The menu, with Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult and Ralph Fiennes, and Costs, featuring Normal people starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan.
Recent credits also include the directorial debut of Olivia Smart Booksmart, the drama starring Jennifer Lopez scammers and the Netflix show Dead to me in 2019.
The director’s release 2018 Vice, along with Christian Bale and Amy Adams, has received numerous accolades, including eight Oscar nominations, six Golden Globe nominations and BAFTA nominations.
In 2015, McKay and Charles Randolph adapted Michael Lewis’s New York Times bestseller, The big court, for the big screen and won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.
McKay is the first 2022 winner to be announced for the Oscar Wilde Awards, which take place each year before the Oscars. Next year’s ceremony will take place on March 24 at JJ Abrams’ production company Bad Robot in Santa Monica.
Among the event’s sponsors is Screen Ireland, the national development agency supporting Irish content on all screens, fostering Irish artistic vision and creative talent in film, television and animation. .
Previous Oscar Wilde Award recipients are Mark Hamill, Jim Sheridan, Chris O’Dowd, Colin Farrell, Caitriona Balfe, Ruth Negga, Sarah Bolger, Lenny Abrahamson, Saoirse Ronan, Brendan Gleeson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Neil Jordan.
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