WEEK IN WOMEN: Condon, Buckley & Hewson honored at Oscar Wilde Awards – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Irish actors Kerry Condon, Jessie Buckley and Eve Hewson will be honored at the US-Ireland Alliance’s 17th annual Oscar Wilde Awards.

In addition, The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin), the first Irish-language film ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best International Feature, will be recognized at the event.

The Oscar Wilde Awards are staged at J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California. This year’s ceremony is on March 9.

Condon stars opposite Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in Martin McDonagh’s celebrated 2022 film The Banshees of Inisherin, garnering rave reviews for her performance in the film.

Born in Tipperary, Ireland, Condon was previously seen in McDonagh’s Academy Award-winning “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and she originated the role of Mairead in McDonagh’s play The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York. In 2009, she appeared in McDonagh’s play The Cripple of Inishmaan, for which she won a Drama Desk award. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.