Glenn Close To Receive Oscar Wilde Award; ‘Who Will Write Our History’ Part Of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Plans – Global Briefs

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The Wife star Glenn Close will be honored at the 14th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, put on by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance. Previous winner Melissa McCarthy will present the award during a ceremony February 21 at Bad Robot in Santa Monica. The alliance will also honor Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones, Bohemian Rhapsody) at the ceremony to be emceed by Bad Robot principal J.J. Abrams, also a previous winner. Close won the Golden Globe Best Actress-Drama award for Sony Pictures Classics’ The Wife, which opened in August. The six-time Oscar nominee has also scored a win for role at the Critics’ Choice Awards and noms from SAG, BAFTA and the Spirit Awards.

Who Will Write Our History, Abramorama’s Roberta Grossman documentary about a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940 who fought back against Nazi propaganda with pen and paper, will be spotlighted as part of a global screening event January 27 on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. UNESCO headquarters in Paris will join more than 200 venues in 40 countries to host screenings of the docu in English, Polish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Portuguese, Hebrew and Russian, as well as closed captioned versions. Q&As will also be featured on Facebook Live. The pic is voiced by Joan Allen and Adrian Brody, written, produced and directed by Grossman based on the book by Samuel D. Kassow, and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg. It begins regular U.S. theatrical release January 18 at New York’s Quad Cinemas before moving to Los Angeles on February 1. Here’s the trailer:

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