Saturday 20 January 2018

Oscars 'were as much fun as making my Confirmation'

Cartoon Saloon nominees and ‘Moone Boy’ star David Rawle on the way to the Oscars
Cartoon Saloon nominees and ‘Moone Boy’ star David Rawle on the way to the Oscars
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Forget the razzle dazzle of the red carpet. According to 'Moone Boy' star David Rawle, attending the 87th Academy Awards was about as much fun as making his Confirmation.

"Well, it was a pretty exciting Confirmation," he conceded.

Rawle (14) spent the majority of the evening "milling about" the red carpet, taking photographs and eating Tic Tacs.

Cartoon Saloon feature film 'Song of the Sea' may have lost out to 'Big Hero 6' in the Best Animated Feature category, but that didn't dampen the team's spirits.

"We had a great night," director Tomm Moore told the Irish Independent.

"David was a model of class and eloquence of course. But I'm not sure about the rest of us."

Irish graphic designer Annie Atkins was part of the production team awarded an Oscar for Production Design on Wes Anderson's film 'The Grand Hotel Budapest'.

Atkins, who is currently visiting her parents in Wales, slept through the news and was awoken by her father and the family dog in the early hours of the morning.

"I was so confused," she told radio host Anton Savage. "The dog was running around, he was totally aware."

Atkins, who designed the wonderfully-ornate pink Mendl cake boxes in Anderson's film, has been inundated with calls since the news broke.

"The reaction has been amazing," she said.

Meanwhile, Irish designer Claire Garvey was pleasantly surprised when performer Nile Rodgers of Chic wore one of her blazers to the ceremony.

Irish Independent

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