Tuesday 24 October 2017

On the fast track to A-list: Irish actress Sarah Bolger set for Elton John's Oscars party

Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Actress Sarah Bolger attends Relativity Media's special screening of "The Lazarus Effect" at Hollywood Forever
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Honoree Carrie Fisher attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Honorees Colin Davidson, Carrie Fisher and Stephen Colbert attend the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Actor Sean Maguire attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California
Brian F. O'Byrne attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards

Ruth O'Neill

Irish actress Sarah Bolger is preparing for Elton John's A-list Oscar viewing party on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, who is now based in LA,

She will attend her first official Oscars party since 2002, when she was just 10 years old and shot to fame for her role in Jim Sheridan's classic, In America.

GALLERY:

Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

"[I went] in my 'In America' days years ago," she told us on the Oscar Wilde: Honouring the Irish red carpet.  "I didn't really know how to enjoy it all, I was like 12 years old. It's been years so I am like a lady now going."

Sarah stunned in vintage Oscar de la Renta lat last night's exclusive party, which celebrates the alliance between the US and Ireland, and she's putting the finishing touches on her ensemble for Sunday night's party, which is always attended by a host of A-listers, including Victoria Beckham, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and more. 

"Tonight I'm actually wearing a vintage Oscar de la Renta dress and I don't know yet for Sunday, that's a great question," she said. 

"If you're not nominated, you want to look really elegant, but not crazy fancy. It's a balancing act! I mean, my favourite designer of all time is Elie Saab, but that's for the day I get nominated. Then I'm calling her!"

Colin Devlin and Sonya Macari. The couple are home in Ireland at the moment for work and family reasons.
Colin Devlin and Sonya Macari. The couple are home in Ireland at the moment for work and family reasons.

GALLERY:

Last night's ceremony honoured Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher, American TV Host Stephen Colbert and renowned artist Colin Davidson.

The gongs were handed out on the rooftop of the ultra cool Bad Robot production offices. In her acceptance speech Carrie Fisher shared: “My family immigrated from Ireland to Texas, you would have to be drunk to think that’s moving up in the world."

Continuing to share the Irish pride, Stephen Colbert revealed that when he was teenager, him and his mother went over to Roscommon in an attempt to trace their ancestry. He went on to give a hilarious speech, saying: “I’m overtly Irish, when I dance I don’t know what to do with my arms."

SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Comedians Stephen Fry (L) and Elliott Spencer attend the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-IRELAND ALLIANCE)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Comedians Stephen Fry (L) and Elliott Spencer attend the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-IRELAND ALLIANCE)

Other celebrity guests spotted were The Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig who spent last year in Ireland filming the hit series, Vikings and New Kids on the Block alum Joey McIntyre. Happy partygoers noshed on Irish dishes such as baby cottage pies, strudel and cheese sandwiches. The two whiskey tasting bars remained busy throughout the night.

Actor Sean Maguire attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California
Actor Sean Maguire attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California

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