IRELAND’S NEWEST Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary has revealed that he’ll be storing his award in the safest place possible – his parents’ house in Dublin.
Cleary won Best Live Action Short last night for his film Stutterer, the tale of a man held back by a debilitating speech impediment.
Stutterer was his first film, and cost £5,000 to make – to put that into perspective, Buzzfeed reports that the cost of most Oscar-worthy short films starts at £20,000.
Speaking to RTÉ’s Caitriona Perry on Morning Ireland earlier today, Cleary admitted that hearing the name of the film being called out was “a bit of a special moment”.
He said they were dying of nerves waiting for their category to come up:
We were hoping, because it’s a small category – not one of the important ones – we were hoping we’d be third, fourth, or fifth, but seventeenth? It was hard to enjoy the night knowing that we were going to have to wait that long, but luckily it came our way.
And as for where hes going to put it?
Up in the auld pair’s gaff, I’d say.
No better place for it. You can watch Stutterer here on the RTÉ Player.
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