Actress Michelle Williams is to receive an 'Honorary Irish" award at this year's Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film awards ceremony on February 23, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.
Now in its seventh year, the Oscar Wilde event is organized by the US-Ireland Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Virginia that promotes strong ties between Ireland and the United States in the fields of education, politics, business and the arts.
Ms. Williams, who starts in the new film on Marilyn Monroe called My Week With Marilyn, is the first honorary Irishwoman honored by the Alliance, and follows in the footsteps of honorary Irishmen Paul Rudd, JJ Abrams and James L. Brooks.
Additional honorees for the Oscar Wilde awards will be announced in the coming weeks, according to Trina Vargo, founder and president of the Alliance.
Find more information about US-Ireland Alliance.
For ongoing Irish cultural activities, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.