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Oscars Audience Erupts Into ‘Happy Birthday’ Song For Down Syndrome Actor After His Film Wins Award

A theatre filled with Hollywood’s important gamers erupted into the “Happy Birthday” music on the Oscars on Sunday in honor of James Martin, an actor with Down syndrome who starred in a movie that had simply gained an Acadamy Award.

Martin, together with filmmakers Tom Berkeley and Ross White, took the stage after “An Irish Goodbye” gained the class for Finest Reside Motion Brief Movie.

Berkeley instructed the gang that successful the award was solely one of the crucial necessary issues occurring on Sunday.

“This award is actually the second most important thing about today, because it’s this man’s [Martin] birthday,” Berkeley stated as he referred to as Martin to the microphone.


“He’s out here in Hollywood, wearing a leopard print suit jacket, we’d love to use the rest of our time up here to sing [Happy Birthday] for James,” he added.

The star-studded crowd then joined in, and so they all sang “Happy Birthday” to Martin, who appeared overjoyed.

Through the broadcast, the digicam panned from Martin to the assorted actors and actresses within the theater as they sang.

The Oscar-winning brief movie is about two brothers who come collectively after their mom’s demise. Martin performs the function of Lorcan, who has Down syndrome.

The Irish actor beforehand appeared in “Marcella” in 2016 and in a TV film titled “Ups and Downs” the next yr.

Chatting with ITV forward of his look on the Oscars, Martin stated he was working at a Starbucks serving espresso a couple of months earlier than his journey to Hollywood.

“I always tell people, never judge a book by its cover, we’re all human beings we know how to act,” he shared.

Days earlier than Martin appeared at Tinseltown’s largest evening, he checked out O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Los Angeles, the place he performed his harmonica.

Video of the enjoyable second circulated on social media.

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