Watch This Dublin-Born Director Win An Oscar Last Night

"Every day is a proud day to be Irish, but today even more so than usual"

It was a good night for the Irish at this year's 88th Oscars, with a nomination for Saoirse Ronan's performance in Brooklyn, a win for Brie Larson in Lenny Abrahamson's Room, and Best Short Film going to Dublin-born Benjamin Cleary.  

Cleary's film Stutterer (about a lonely typographer suffering from the speech impediment) managed to come out on top in a strong category. He said in his speech, 

You know, when you make your first ever film, you've got to convince a lot of people to jump on board and take a risk with a first-time director, and, you know, to every single member of the cast and crew of Stutterer for jumping on board and taking that risk with me, I'm forever grateful.

See his full speech above.

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