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It’s already been nominated for a BAFTA, and now the short film ‘An Irish Goodbye’ is up for an Oscar. The black comedy tells the story of brothers brought together by their mother’s death and the discovery of her 100-item bucket list.

With much talk about the lack of diversity in showbiz awards, this entry for Best Live Action Short boasts the scene-stealing talents of James Martin, an actor with Down syndrome.

He hasn’t hit it big yet and is still working shifts at Starbucks. We caught up with her today during her holiday in Spain and she told me about the moment she found out about the Oscars shortlisting in the middle of the supermarket.


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