Conan O'Brien and Youtube Co-Founder Chad Hurley named 2014 honorees at JJ Abrams' & US-Ireland Alliance's 9th annual OSCAR WILDE celebration.





LOS ANGELES (September 12, 2013) – JJ Abrams' annual Oscar Party, held at his Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica, CA has become one of the most anticipated events of award season with past attendees from Steven Spielberg & Tom Cruise to Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh & Julia Roberts.

Celebrating the US-Ireland Alliance, the affluential OSCAR WILDE event, held annually on the Thursday night before the Academy Awards, selects a minimum of two honorees each year, with past honorees incuding Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy, Michelle Williams, Jim Sheridan, Van Morrison, James L. Brooks & J.J. Abrams himself (lower left with wife Katie McGrath at the event's 5th annaul celebration).

On Feb 27th, 2014, the 9th annual honorees will include Conan O'Brien (upper left) and Youtube Co-Founder, Chad Hurley.

By 1988, the talents of Harvard graduate and improv performer Conan O’Brien had come to the attention of Lorne Michaels, who hired O'Brien as a writer on SNL. Conan following that experience with two years as a writer/producer for Fox series, The Simpsons, and then in 1993, as the host of his own WGA & Emmy-Award winning show, Late Night, on NBC. In 2010, O’Brien Iaunched a new talk show, CONAN, on the cable network TBS.

Looking for a way to share videos with his friends, Chad Hurley co-founded YouTube in 2005. Eight years later, 100 hours of video is uploaded onto the site each minute and the number of unique users visiting every month has reached 1 billion. Hurley and his YouTube cofounder, Steve Chen, recently launched Avos, a new digital media creation and discovery company that includes MixBit, a video creation app -- a way for movie content to be created, mixed and edited around the world.


About ‘US-Ireland Alliance’
The US-Ireland Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization, focused on strengthening ties between the US and the island of Ireland. Its flagship initiative is the George J. Mitchell Scholarship program, named in honor of the former Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, which enables American post-graduates to study at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Its annual Oscar Wilde celebration was created to bring together individuals from the creative industries of the U.S. and Ireland.

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