The Coronas rocked ‘one of the best parties in LA’ at the annual Oscar Wilde Awards last night

The Coronas entertained a star-studded audience at Oscar Wilde Awards last night. The annual pre-Oscar event that Stephen Spielberg has called “one of the best parties in LA”, is hosted in Bad Robot Studios, Santa Monica production company of J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath. The ceremony celebrates the Irish contribution to the entertainment industry and last night they honoured Tipperary actress Kerry Condon, Killarney actress Jessie Buckley along with Eve Hewson who received the Wilde Card Award. Trina Vargo, president of the US-Ireland Alliance, noted that “the Wilde Card has been used to bring attention to rising talent who may not yet be a household name, but who we expect will be.” The first such award was presented in 2010 to a young Saoirse Ronan.

The Coronas were delighted to play to such a prestigious and talented audience.  Danny says “We feel so lucky and proud to play at the Oscar Wilde Awards this year. Especially with the excitement and anticipation around the Irish at the Oscars this Sunday. It’s an incredible time for Irish cinema and the arts and we’re just buzzing to tag along for the celebrations! 

The 95th Academy Awards have particular importance for the Irish this year with 14 Oscar nominations including a first-ever nomination for a movie in the Irish Language for ‘An Cailín Ciúin’. The Banshees of Inisherin is up for nine awards, while Aftersun has earned Kildare-born actor Paul Mescal his first Best Actor nomination.

Gracing the green carpet were Eve Hewson’s parents Bono & Ali, Jamie & Damian Harris, Samantha Mumba, Fionnghuala “Fig” O’Reilly, Rea Seehorn, Charlie Hunnam, Sarah Polley, Frankie Shaw, Sarah Bolger, Colm Bairéad and the cast of An Cailín Ciúin, cast of The Irish Goodbye, Katie McGrath & JJ. Abrams and Minister Catherine Martin.

The Coronas released their 7th album Time Stopped last October which went straight to No.1 on The Irish Album charts.  A hat trick – The Coronas are the first and only self-released Irish band in history to have a third consecutive No. 1. The band have sold in excess of 150K albums which equates to 15 x platinum sales!

Recorded in Camden Studios Dublin and Eastcote Studios in London and produced by George Murphy (Mumford & Sons, The Specials, Ellie Goulding) and mixed by Grammy award-winning Peter Katis (The National), Time Stopped also features many of The Coronas’ long-time collaborators and friends including Lar Kaye, Roisin O, Cian MacSweeney, and John Broe.

After selling out five nights in 3Olymia in December they’re back playing outdoor festivals this summer;


17 June                 Fairview Park, Dublin 

18 June                 Sea Sessions, Donegal

8 July                     TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow

4 August               Indiependance, Cork

25 August            CHSQ, Belfast