The US-Ireland Alliance will honor Irish actor Pierce Brosnan with the Oscar Wilde Award at its annual event in March, honoring Brosnan's glittering acting career. 

The Oscar Wilde Awards, which celebrate those from Ireland and those with Irish roots, will take place on March 7 at Bad Robot in Santa Monica, the production company owned by JJ Abrams and Katie McGrath. 

Trina Vargo, founder of the US-Ireland Alliance, said in a statement that the organization is honored to be paying tribute to one of the most successful Irish actors in history. 

"The success of Irish actors in the film industry in recent years has highlighted the remarkable talent in Ireland," Vargo said in a statement. 

"We’re thrilled to be honoring one of the most talented Irish legends, who paved the way." 

Meanwhile, Irish-American actress Molly Shannon will also receive an Oscar Wilde Award at the upcoming ceremony. 

Shannon has starred in "Saturday Night Live" and "Other People" among a host of other TV and film productions and received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2017 for her outstanding performance in Other People. She also received an Emmy Award in 2000 for her performances on Saturday Night Live. 

"Molly’s Irish-American characters on Saturday Night Live - like Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley - are iconic," Vargo said. 

"The impact of her Irish ancestry on her life and career comes across in her2022 New York Times bestselling memoir Hello, Molly!, as well as in the episode of Who Do You Think You Are? which took Molly back to her ancestral home of Achill, in County Mayo. We look forward to honoring this superstar." 

Irish animator Richie Baneham, who has worked on films such as "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Chronicles of Narnia" will also receive an Oscar Wilde Award at the ceremony in March.