Actor Chris O’Dowd picked up a prestigious award last Sunday evening in the US. The Boyle, Co. Roscommon native won a Primetime Emmy award, which recognises excellence in television programming.
O’Dowd received the accolade in the Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama category for his role in the television series ‘State of the Union’.
This is not the first time Chris has tasted Emmy success as his comedy series ‘Moone Boy’ won an International Emmy Award in 2013.
Senator Frank Feighan has hailed fellow Boyle man Chris O’Dowd’s latest success.
“I want to extend my hearty congratulations to Chris. This is an amazing achievement”.
Senator Feighan believes that the actor is a great ambassador for Roscommon and his native Boyle.
“Despite his huge success, Chris has never forgotten his roots and is always keen to promote Boyle, Roscommon and Ireland at every opportunity. I wish him continued success”.