Comedian Maeve Higgins has been nominated in the Voices of Today category.
By Irish Echo Staff
The Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, but chances are that you’re not a member of the Academy and therefore won’t have a say in who gets to go home with a golden statuette. Not so in the several categories in the IrishCentral Creativity & Arts Awards, the recipients of which will be announced on next Friday night, Feb. 9, at the American Irish Historical Society in New York.
There are five voting categories – Media & Innovation, Voice of Today, The Screen, Fashion & Design and Irish Centers & Festivals – and most of which have five nominees. Judging panels will choose the winners in the Stage, Written Word and Visual Arts categories
Readers can vote for in the Media & Innovation category: Nigel Eccles, Founder FanDuel and Entrepreneur; Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour; Paul Quigley, Founder & CEO of Newswhip; Dermot McCormack, Founder SNKR Inc.; and Claire McHugh, Axonista.
One can vote for any of these nominees in the Voice of Today category: Comedian Maeve Higgins; Quinnipiac University historian Christine Kinealy; New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd; Loyola University historian John Donoghue; and “craftivism” pioneer Shannon Downey.
The nominees in the Screen category are: “No Stone Unturned” by Alex Gibney; Niall McKay’s Irish Screen America; “Emerald City” by Colin Broderick; “Rocky Ros Muc” by Michael Fanning and Máire Breathnach; and “SMILF” by Frankie Shaw.
Photographer Eva O’Leary has been
nominated in the Visual Arts category.
And finally, Irish American Centers and Festivals nominees are: “Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger” - Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University; Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany; Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary Good Friday Agreement; Irish Arts & Writers Festival, Los Gatos & San Francisco, California; and The Celtic Junction Arts Center and Eoin McKiernan Library, Minnesota.
Among those in the non-voting categories are photographer Eva O’Leary “Spitting Image” series (Visual Arts), the novels “Ashes of Fiery Weather” (Kathleen Donohoe) and “Tender” (Belinda McKeon); and Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival’s production of Honor Molloy’s “Crackskull Row” (Stage).
For more details about voting, go to IrishCentral.com and click on the “Culture” icon.