An Post stamps celebrate Ireland’s Oscar® winners
An Post has unveiled four new stamps to celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s Academy Award winners over the last 30 years including Neil Jordan, Brenda Fricker, Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin McDonagh, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. The stamps were revealed in advance of the 94th Academy Awards® which take place this weekend.
Designed by Dublin Studio Red&Grey, the booklet of four ‘N’ stamps which cover standard letter postage within the island of Ireland, celebrate Irish success at the Oscars® and feature photographs of the moment when each of the winners picked up their Oscar® at the famous Oscars® awards ceremony. Images include:
- Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker, winners of Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for ‘My Left Foot’ in 1990
- Neil Jordan, winner of Best Screenplay for ‘The Crying Game’ in 1993
- Martin McDonagh, winner of Best Live Action Short Film for ‘Six Shooter’ in 2006
- Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová for Best Original Song in ‘Once’ in 2008.
The 4-stamp Oscars® stamp booklet (€5) is available at main post offices or online at anpost.com/Oscars
Speaking at the unveiling of the Irish Oscar® Winner stamps, Neil Jordan said ‘"I never thought that I would win an Oscar, but I never ever thought I would be on an Irish stamp. What a privilege.”
Debbie Byrne, Managing Director of An Post Retail added: “At An Post, we’re committed to showcasing and supporting the best of Irish culture and talent. The Irish Oscar® Winners stamps celebrate the best in the business and serve as a reminder of what we, as Irish people, can achieve. This special issue is being released just in time for the 94th Academy Awards® ceremony and we wish all of our Irish talent the very best of luck this weekend.”