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Ian O'Doherty: Hansard -- My Oscar shame

Published 29/02/2012 | 06:00

Host with the least: Billy Crystal
Host with the least: Billy Crystal
Once bitten: Glen Hansard

There are few things in life sweeter than winning an award.

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It validates you and your work, it shows that you have earned the respect and admiration of your peers and it probably improves your chances of shagging a groupie as well.

Of course, I say that as I say most things -- from a position of complete and total ignorance as the nearest I have come to an award is watching the IFTAs on the telly because, as you can imagine, I am pretty reviled in my own profession.

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