Michelle Williams Celebrated as an Honorary Irishwoman
Michelle Williams wore Givenchy to hit the green carpet in LA last night at the annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film event. She was named honorary Irishwoman at the ceremony, which brought out proud Irish people like Colin Farrell, Kenneth Branagh, and musician Sharon Corr. Kenneth stars alongside Michelle in My Week With Marilyn, which earned her multiple nominations this award season. The two-month run of shows will culminate at Sunday's Academy Awards, where Michelle is up for best actress thanks to her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe — have you filled out your Oscars ballot yet? Make sure to enter by Saturday night to get in the running to win an iPad.
Previous winners of the Oscar Wilde honor include Paul Rudd and James L. Brooks. Michelle, though, is the first woman to receive the accolade. Colin approves of the choice, telling us before the ceremony that he loved Michelle's work in the Marilyn picture. Michelle was humbled by the prize, and said, "I consider it [the award] is from a land and from a people who are known for poetry, for literature and lore, for myth and legend. Being in a business that is about storytelling, I'm honored to be acknowledged by the original storytellers."