Posted by: gillroe | February 26, 2011


Julia Roberts surprised 350 guests at the Ebell of Los Angeles when she turned up this evening to present Paul Rudd with his

award as the ‘Honorary Irishman’ at the US-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film event.

One never knows who is going to turn up at the popular, casual party that saw Tom Cruise honor J.J. Abrams last year and Kate Winslet honor her CAA agent and friend, Hylda Queally, the year before.

In addition to Rudd, casting agents Ros and John Hubbard were honored with an Oscar Wilde. Sarah Bolger was the recipient of the Wilde Card, the award that recognizes emerging talent in film. Queally introduced her client who accepted by video as Bolger is in Pittsburgh filming a Fox pilot, Locke and Key. American Airlines, Culture Ireland and the Irish Film Board sponsored the sixth annual pre- Academy Awards party.

In 2006, Roberts co-starred on Broadway with Rudd and Bradley Cooper in Richard Greenberg’s play Three Days of Rain. She has visited Ireland several times, including in 1996 to film Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson and Aidan Quinn.

From US Ireland Alliance…

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