Star Trek Beyond‘s Zachary Quinto, who can claim Irish ancestry on his mother’s side of the family, will be honored at next month’s Oscar Wilde Awards.
Another familiar Trek name, J.J. Abrams, will be emceeing the event, which will take place February 23 at the Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica.
The US-Ireland Alliance created the Oscar Wilde Awards to “recognize the contributions of the Irish (and even some who aren’t Irish) in film, television and music.” The organization is “a proactive, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to consolidating existing relations between the United States and the island of Ireland and building that relationship for the future. The organization connects current and emerging Irish and American leaders in various spheres—including education, politics, business and the arts—for the mutual benefit of both countries.”
“We’re delighted to honor Zachary,” said Trina Vargo, US-Ireland Alliance founder. “He is an Irish-American, on his mother’s side, and he lived and worked in Galway for a time during his college years.”
Other honorees will include Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard and comedian Martin Short.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter