Irish Agent Hylda Queally to Receive Award

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) agent Hylda Queally will be honored at the US-Ireland Alliance’s ‘Oscar Wilde: Honouring the Irish in Film.’ Kate Winslet, who last night won a Golden Globe and is currently starring in the highly acclaimed films, The Reader and Revolutionary Road, will present Queally with her award. Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will also be honoured at the event, which will be held in Los Angeles on February 19th.

Born in County Clare, Ireland, Ms Queally’s clients, in addition to Ms Winslet, include Cate Blanchett, Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Isla Fisher, Rinko Kikuchi, Mathieu Amalric, Ben Whishaw, Evangeline Lilly, Guillaume Canet, Michelle Williams, and Simon Pegg.

Last year, honouree and The Simpsons creator, Jim Brooks, saw Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova perform at the event. The Academy Award® winning duo (Best Original Song for Falling Slowly from the film Once) will appear in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.

This event has become the casual Irish party that precedes the Academy Awards®. Previous honourees include Colm Meaney, Neil Jordan, Jim and Sheridan.