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.