Hollywood actress Julianne Moore has been invited to be chieftain at the Gourock Highland Games later this year.
The invitation came from Christopher McEleny, leader of the SNP group at Inverclyde Council, in recognition of the star’s recent Best Actress win at the Oscars.
Moore, 54, paid tribute to her Scottish roots at the Baftas earlier this month.
Her late mother Anne was a social worker from Greenock in Inverclyde.
At the Bafta awards ceremony the actress, who holds dual US and British citizenship, said she owed her success to five Scottish women – including her mother who emigrated to America in 1950.
Councillor McEleny said he hoped the Still Alice star would see the invitation as an opportunity “too good to miss”.
He said: “For years people have travelled from Inverclyde to the rest of the world to settle down. It’s great to see Julianne Moore – the daughter of someone who hailed from Inverclyde – win the Oscar for Best Actress.
“Many people across the world have ties with Inverclyde and perhaps the Gourock Highland Games could become our own homecoming event.
“I know Ms Moore has already been offered a season ticket to watch Greenock Morton at Cappielow, as well as a guided tour by the Provost, but maybe the prospect of a Highland games here in Inverclyde would be too good to miss.”
In addition to her Oscar success, Moore has also won a Bafta and a Golden Globe for her role in Still Alice, which tells the story of Alice Howland, a professor at Columbia University who develops a rare form of Alzheimer’s at the age of 50.
The 59th Gourock Highland Games will take place on 10 May.
Fresh from her best actress Oscar win for Still Alice, Julianne Moore is to present a trophy at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday night in Toronto.
Moore will also vie for the best film actress crown at Canada’s Screenies for her role in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. Her performance as a shallow starlet in Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire earned Moore the best actress prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
Maps to the Stars goes into the Canadian Screen Awards with 11 nominations, and will face off in the best picture, best director and best film actor and actress competitions. The addition of Moore as a Hollywood A-list presenter is a first for the Canadian TV award show, which follows the Academy Awards and traditionally relies on homegrown talent for star wattage.
Other presenters added to the Canadian screen awards include Rookie Blue star Missy Peregrym, Kevin Durand (The Strain), A.J. Cook (Criminal Minds) and Motive’s Kristin Lehman. The 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, hosted by Andrea Martin, will be handed out on March 1, 2015 in Toronto, and will air live on the CBC network.
Sunday night was finally Julianne Moore’s time to shine.
The 54-year-old actress took home the Oscar for “Best Actress” for her portrayal of an Alzheimer’s patient in “Still Alice.”
Despite being nominated four times before, this was Moore’s first win.
“I honest to God can’t believe it. It’s crazy,” she told George Stephanopoulos backstage after her acceptance speech.
Though oddsmakers predicted Moore was a lock for the win, she said she was shocked.
“It’s still a surprise,” she confessed. “It’s still a pretty big deal.”
Moore beat out competition from Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon, taking the stage to crack a joke before heading into her thank yous.
“I read an article that said that winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer,” she joked. “If that’s true, I’d really like to thank the Academy because my husband is younger than me.”
You can view a video interview with ABC at the source
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