Michelle Williams is now an “honorary Irishwoman.” The Oscar-nominated actress was given the title at the 7th Annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film, Pre-Academy Awards event where she also picked up an award for her role in “My Week with Marilyn.”
Also picking up an award was fellow nominee Melissa McCarthy, who is up for supporting actress for her role in “Bridesmaids.”
The star studded event was held on Thursday night at director J.J. Abrams’ Santa Monica production company, Bad Robot.
Over 300 guests attended, including Colin Farrell, Dana Delany, Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw.
And Michelle Williams did it again taking home the Best Actress award yesterday at the 2012 Spirit Awards. For the complete list of winners visit www.spiritawards.com
Did you know…
Michelle Williams is not the first non-Irish individual to get an Oscar Wilde award; previous honorees include Paul Rudd and James L Brooks. She is, however, the first woman without connections to Ireland to be honored by the organization.