Actor Who Went Back To Working In Starbucks After Filming Movie Won An Oscar 

An actor that starred in the Oscar-winning short film An Irish Goodbye, returned to his humble jobs at Starbucks following his big win.

Now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the 2022 film nominees for the 95th Academy Awards this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles… and what a night it was. 

At the ceremony, the 23 category winners were announced, with Four awards going to German movie All Quiet on the Western Front, including Oscars for best original score, production design, cinematography, and international feature. 

Best visual effects went to Avatar: The Way of Water, while Best Sound went to Top Gun: Maverick. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won for costume design, while Navalny won for outstanding documentary film. 

Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, received the prize for best-animated feature, and Sarah Polley’s Women Talking took home the prize for best-adapted screenplay.

And arguably the most emotional part of the night was when The Whale won Brendan Fraser the award for best actor in a leading role.

However, the best-performing film had to be Everything Everywhere All at Once. It had the most 2023 Oscar nominations (11) going into the program, winning seven.

Not only did it win best picture, but it also won three acting awards for Michelle Yeoh as best leading actress, Jamie Lee Curtis as best supporting actress, and Ke Huy Quan as best supporting actor. 

The movie took home awards for best original script, best director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), and best film editing (Paul Rogers). 

And while there were many impressive moments during the night, what really got people talking was the news that one of the winners actually went back to his job at Starbucks following the event.

It seems one of the key actors in An Irish Goodbye is pretty humble.

The short film about two brothers who are reunited after their mother dies has gone down extremely well with viewers, with many taking to social media to share their thoughts…

One wrote: “I watched The Irish Goodbye on BBC iPlayer last night…absolutely brilliant short film. James is a great actor and hope he’s given more acting roles in the future.”

While another wrote: “Well Done James Martin watch your short film you were great and an inspiration to people with a disability that they are talented to Congratulations.”

It has since been revealed that one of the main actors, James Martin, who has Down’s Syndrome, went back to work at Starbucks in his hometown in Belfast following the win.

He also shared how he enjoys serving customers, admitting that it was ‘nice’ to keep things simple. 

James’ dad Ivan shared that his son was convinced he would win, allegedly telling his dad “don’t you worry, I just have a feeling we’re going to get nominated.”

According to his dad, James “went to the Oscars quite convinced he was going to win,” with Ivan adding that he “just had this belief” the film was going to do well.

It turns out his confidence was well-placed.

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