Poll: Pot of Gold at Oscars for Irish Characters

April 24, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and it's declaration of independence in the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. To celebrate Ireland's 100th anniversary, a poll about Irish movie characters. Irish and Irish-Americans have been extremely fortunate when it comes to striking Oscar gold. While the Oscars doesn't keep records on movie character ethnicity; an informal study estimates about 16-24% of Oscar nominees and winners played movie characters of Irish descent. Which Oscar winning movie character of Irish descent* is your favorite? * character ethnicity determined by historical fact, story line, character back story or surname assumption Discuss the topic here.


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