The week of Oscar parties finally has the real Oscar front and center- Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film event feted J.J. Abrams and Seamus McGarvey at the Ebell of Los Angeles. An invitation only event-Oscar celebrated all things Irish for the 5th year with music by Irish bands Bell X1 and Jupiter Rising. "I wanted to create something that had the feel like you're hanging out with your friends at your house," says Trina Vargo, the president of the U.S.-Irish Alliance. "We encourage people to, please, wear jeans. I just want people not to feel like they have to rush home because they hate what they're wearing. And so we've intentionally tried to make it very casual, very house party." Read about the event schedule in full here
Who better than to name a Hollywood event after than the playwright Wilde- Film loves the Wilde plays. Those adapted to the screen-
all here : the Importance of Being Earnest ,an Ideal Husband, the Picture of Dorian Gray, the Canterville Ghost,
Salome - and about him the flim-Wilde!
from the 1945 version of Dorian Gray directed by Albert Lewin
with Hurd Hatfield as Dorian Gray
at the Event held March 5th -Actress Saoirse Ronan- Irishman- won the Wilde Card Award for rising talent. Ronan was nominated in 2008 for her performance in Atonement and is starring in the film version of The Lovely Bones.
if you don't watch the OSCARS tonight- watch an Oscar instead-in that you will not be disappointed!