Saoirse Ronan’s ‘Brooklyn’ continues its impressive run through the current awards season, below you can see the latest nominations:
San Francisco Film Critics Circle nominations:
BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn (WON) BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Nick Hornby, Brooklyn (WON) BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Francois Seguin & Suzanne Cloutier, Brooklyn BEST DIRECTOR: John Crowley, Brooklyn (2ND PLACE) BEST PICTURE: Brooklyn (2ND PLACE)
San Diego Film Critics Society’s Awards nominations:
BEST PICTURE: Brooklyn BEST DIRECTOR: John Crowley, Brooklyn BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Nick Hornby, Brooklyn BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Yves Belanger, Brooklyn BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Francois Seguin, Brooklyn BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST: Emory Cohen, Brooklyn
Phoenix Critics Circle nominations:
BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
St. Louis Film Critics Association
BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Brooklyn BEST ART DIRECTION: Brooklyn
The New York Film Critics Circle earlier today named Saoirse Ronan best actress of 2015 for her role as a young Irish immigrant in the 1950s, navigating life on her own in the borough that gives Brooklyn its title.
While digesting the news back in Dublin, Ronan took time to speak with The Hollywood Reporterabout what the award means to her. The 21-year-old emerging star revealed her strong personal connection to New York City as she also prepares to make her Broadway debut early next year in an all-star revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, beginning performances Feb. 29.
Congratulations on your award today.
Ronan: Thank you so, so much. I only heard a couple of hours ago; I was in the car on the way home and I almost crashed into a bus. But yeah, it’s really an absolute honor, I have to say. I’m back in Dublin and I genuinely did almost crash into a bus. I heard actually when I was still in the building, but then I talked to my agent afterwards and we were both very, very happy. And then I almost killed both myself and my mother! It didn’t happen — yet — but that’s how excited I was.
So what does it mean to you to be named best actress by the New York Film Critics Circle?
It means everything, especially the fact that it’s the New York critics recognizing me and the film and work that I’ve done — it couldn’t mean more. This is a city that means so much to me and it’s a huge part of the film. I’ve been saying to my Mam on the way home that this is the first time apart from Irish awards that I’ve gotten a best actress prize, so it means an awful lot, it really does.
It has been announced that Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson will be sharing the award for Outstanding Performer of the Year at Santa Barbara International Film Festival!
The ‘Room’ and ‘Brooklyn’ stars, respectively, were previously honored with the fest’s Virtuoso Award.
The top two contenders for the best actress Oscar, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan — the twentysomething stars of Room and Brooklyn, respectively — have been tapped to share the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the fest announced Tuesday. It’s the first time the award will be given to two honorees. Both Larson and Ronan had previously been awarded the festival’s Virtuoso Award, in 2014 and 2010 respectively.
The ceremony will take place at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre, on a date still to be determined, as part of SBIFF’s 31st edition, which is set to run Feb. 3-13.
“This is an incredible year for emerging talent to take center stage and showcase their abilities,” SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said in a statement. “We’ve long been following the careers of Brie and Saoirse and their recent roles as empowered young women transcend time, place and circumstance. We are so proud to be jointly celebrating these two great actresses in such strong performances.”
Larson and Ronan will join an recognized group of previous Outstanding Performer Award recipients, including: Steve Carell (2015), Cate Blanchett (2014), Jennifer Lawrence (2013), Viola Davis (2012), James Franco (2011), Colin Firth (2010), Penelope Cruz (2009), Angelina Jolie (2008), Helen Mirren (2007), Heath Ledger (2006), Kate Winslet (2005) and Charlize Theron (2004).
It has been announced that Saoirse will receive the “International Star Award” for “Brooklyn“ at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival!
Whether or not Saoirse Ronan wins the Best Actress Oscar for her turn in “Brooklyn,” she’ll at least have one award under her belt, thanks to the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Organizers have announced that the 21-year-old actress will be honored with the International Star Award at its annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 2. The International Star Award recognizes an actor or actress who has achieved both critical and commercial recognition across the globe throughout their body of work.
“From her unforgettable roles in ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Lovely Bones,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ we have seen Saoirse Ronan grow from a young girl to the accomplished actress she is today,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In John Crowley’s new film ‘Brooklyn,’ Ronan gives a mesmerizing performance as a young woman from Ireland who is offered the chance of a new life in New York. In this role, Ronan embodies the grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star.”
Here is another great interview of Saoirse talking about ‘Brooklyn’ and her personal journey with BBC. Enjoy!
She is only 21 but Saoirse Ronan is tipped to earn her second Oscar nomination for her role in the tearjerker Brooklyn. It is her most personal role yet and the Irish-American actress struggles with tears as she talks about the film festival favourite.
“It’s been amazing to see the reaction,” says Ronan.
The film was first screened to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January and most recently at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
“Every festival we’ve gone to… you’re on edge because you think ‘Oh god is the reaction going to be as strong as it was the first time?’ or will that have died down or worn off and it just didn’t, it just got better and better.”
She stars in Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey, a young woman from rural Ireland in the 1950s, who has to leave her home to find job opportunities and a future in the US.
The film has been adapted from Colm Toibin’s New York Times Bestseller by Nick Hornby, who was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for An Education.
Many audience members have been in tears, including Ronan herself.