This year the 11th annual Oscar Wilde Awards will see British actor and TV star James Corden honoured in recognition of his contribution to film and television
It was surprising news to hear Corden was to be chosen as the award is usually given to entertainers with an Irish background. The 37 year old was selected by members of the US-Ireland Alliance.
Speaking about the Gavin and Stacey star US-Ireland Alliance president Trina Vargo said: “He deserves to be our ‘honorary Irishman’ this year just on the basis of the courage it takes to perform with some of the finest Irish dancers in the world.”
Previous honourees include Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Brendan Gleeson and Van Morrison.
The Oscar Wilde awards will once again be hosted by J.J. Abrams on February 25, the night before the Academy Awards.