Willie O’Reilly: Live awards season will set pulses racing again

The greatest anticipation relating to ceremonies such as the Oscars this year is whether they will be held in front of a real audience

Jessie Buckley: her nomination for an Oscar meant, predictably, that the Killarney native was snapped up by elements of the British media as one of their own. Picture: Getty

The awards season is upon us. The media love this time of year. We can cosy up to the stars of screen and stage, chart their success and sympathise with their failures. We can impress readers with our stats and insider knowledge.

In Ireland, it’s the time we get our dander up and have our sensibilities challenged as British media outlets have the audacity to claim one of ours as one of theirs. Perhaps the ...