CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY comes up a winner at the Irish Film and Television Awards!

Tim Burton’s stylish and magical version of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY won the Jameson People’s Choice Award for Best International Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Dublin on Saturday night, November 5th. Johnny Depp was nominated for Best International Actor, an award he won two years ago for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. This year the award went to Johnny’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO co-star, Mickey Rourke, for SIN CITY.

Irish actor David Kelly, who plays the sprightly Grandpa Joe in CATCF, received a lifetime achievement award for an acting career that began in 1959, four years before Johnny Depp was born. “I still marvel at the fact that I have achieved my only real goal in life–to be an actor,” David Kelly said modestly. “That a group of kind people wish to reward me for this is moving and I am grateful beyond words.” Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!

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