Saturday 20 January 2018

'They didn't feed us.. I can't wait to get back to Leitrim' - 'Song of The Sea' star (14) bags ticket to Oscar ceremony

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

The 14-year-old 'Song of the Sea' and 'Moone Boy' actor last night bagged a last-minute ticket to the Oscars ceremony thanks to a cheeky tweet.

David Rawle (14), told Anton Savage that he bagged a ticket to the ceremony when a member of the 'Song Of The Sea' production team tweeted a photo of the actor "looking sad" with a pleading caption. However, the producer's background work may have been what secured the tickets. "I rang and emailed every day," Paul Young told the Irish Independent. "It's wonderful he is coming with us in the limo."

Speaking to Anton Savage on the Today FM Anton Savage Show this morning, Rawle acknowledged that he was "lucky" to get tickets to the ceremony having flown out to LA last week to "soak up the Oscar buzz".

"I wasn't looking for them... Some of the writers didn't even get tickets".

"I was in the pool with sexy goggles and Dave came out and said 'do you want to go to the Oscars'?"

"It was a complete surprise".

"They got a whole limo... it was the whole LA dream".

The ceremony wasn't as glamorous as the star had expected, with a "separate red carpet for A-listers" and "two hours of milling about, getting drinks at the bar" before the ceremony.

"I was getting coke!" the teenager clarified.

"It was brilliant".

The young star didn't party it up following the ceremony because he was "knackered tired and hungry".

"There were only really small pieces of food... we had to bring these power bars... I can still taste them, they were horrible!"

Rawle will fly back to Ireland tomorrow on an eleven-hour flight.

"I can't wait to get back to Leitrim!"

Rawle is an Irish actor from County Leitrim, best known for his role on Irish sitcom Moone Boy opposite Chris O' Dowd, which he has starred in since 2012. 

His voice starred in Irish animated film 'Song Of The Sea' which was nominated for a 'Best Animated Film' Oscar but lost out to

In 2012, Rawle received a nomination for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards.

"Getting nominated means a great deal to us," animator Nora Twomey previously stated. "Not only does it raise awareness about the work we're doing, but it makes it that bit easier to get the next project off the ground."

'Song Of The Sea' was created by the Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon and didn't go home empty-handed, having won a 'Satellite Award' for Best Animated Film the night before the Oscars ceremony.

In Kilkenny, Cartoon Saloon held their own Oscar bash for those who didn't make it out to Hollywood.


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