Catherine O'Hara to Be Saluted at Oscar Wilde Awards (Exclusive)

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Catherine O'Hara

The 'Schitt's Creek' star returns after presenting Martin Short with a trophy last year.

Catherine O'Hara, who just wrapped work on the fourth season of the hit CBC-Pop series Schitt's Creek, is joining Mark Hamill, Paula Malcomson and Barry Keoghan as honorees at the 13th annual Oscar Wilde Awards.

"Last year, Catherine was a big hit in introducing honoree Martin Short. He's returning the favor this year and will roast, I mean, present, to Catherine," Trina Vargo, founder and president of the US-Ireland Alliance, said in a statement.

The event is set for March 1, three days before the Academy Awards, at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica.

The very funny O'Hara, 63, portrays former soap opera queen Moira Rose alongside Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy and Chris Elliott on Schitt's Creek.

Born in Toronto to parents with Irish roots, the actress is known for her work on the iconic sketch-comedy show SCTV; as Macaulay Culkin's mom in the first two Home Alone films; and for her collaborations with Christopher Guest in the critically acclaimed mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003) and For Your Consideration (2006).

 

 

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