One actor at the Oscars, actually returned to their day job Starbucks, after a movie they were featured in went on to win an Academy Award.
James Martin was one of the main stars in An Irish Goodbye, the short drama film about two brothers who are brought together following the death of their mother.
The movie went on to win the the award For Best Live Action Short Film at the 95th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday. – But the celebrations didn’t end there for Martin, as it was also his 31st birthday.
As they took to the stage to accept the award, co-director Tom Berkeley led the star-studded crowd in singing Happy Birthday to James.
“This award is actually the second most important thing about today because it’s James’ birthday,” Tom explained.
“He’s out here in Hollywood wearing a leopard-print suit jacket. We would love to use the rest of our time up here to sing to James.“
The star, who has Down’s Syndrome, was noticeably moved by the gesture and gave a thumbs-up to the crowd. Fellow nominee, Colin Farrell, mirrored the gesture. – Having the entire crowd of the Oscars sing ‘happy birthday’ to you is pretty impressive.
Despite the success of the short film, after filming wrapped, he went back to working at a branch of Starbucks in Belfast, while the actor also works as a chef at an Italian restaurant.
According to MailOnline, he said: “I help out with all the customers. I’ve been doing that a long time. It’s nice.”
Whatever Martin has in store for the future, we wish him the best of luck!