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From Starbucks to stardom, James Martin on his Oscar nomination – Channel 4 News

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It’s already been nominated for a BAFTA, and now the short film ‘An Irish Goodbye’ is up for an Oscar. The black comedy tells the story of estranged brothers brought together by the death of their mother and the discovery of their 100-item bucket list.

With much talk of a lack of diversity at showbiz awards, this entrant for Best Live Action Short boasts the scene-stealing talents of James Martin, an actor with Down syndrome.

He hasn’t been very successful yet and is still working shifts at Starbucks. We caught up with her today on her holiday in Spain and she told me about the moment she found out about the Oscar shortlisting in the middle of the supermarket.

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