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Saoirse and ‘Brooklyn’ nominated at the IFTAs

Saoirse and ‘Brooklyn’ have received nominations at the Irish Film & Television Awards! This is the ceremony’s 13th year, and the event will take place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Saturday, April 9th. Check out the nominations below.

Best Film
Brooklyn
My Name is Emily
Room
Sing Street
The Survivalist
Viva

Actress in a Lead Role in Film
Eva Birthistle – Swansong
Ruth Bradley – Pursuit
Orla Brady – The Price of Desire
Evanna Lynch – My Name is Emily
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

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Saoirse Reacts to Oscar Nomination

In case you missed it, Saoirse received her 2nd Academy Award nomination yesterday for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. (with Brooklyn also picking up Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay nods) Here are her reactions from the press and her official statement:

Official Statement:

“When we made Brooklyn, we had no idea of what was to come. It is the most personal film I have ever done, the hardest one too. I am honoured to represent this film with my friends – John, Nick, Finola, Yves, Colm, Amanda. This has all been a dream. To see how the film has been embraced has been heartwarming. Thank you so very much to The Academy – you are a group of people I respect greatly and to be recognized by you means so much.”

From Independent.ie:

Speaking to RTE Ten on Thursday night, following the nominations announcement, she said she had just moved in to her new apartment in New York. “It was my first night in this apartment and I was still kind of getting used to the New York traffic so I had my hear plugs in my ears and I actually had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in days because I was a bit jet-lagged,” she said. “I was finally getting to sleep, I was in a really deep sleep which was weird considering what was going on today, and about 8 o’clock, half eight, mam ran in and all I could hear was, ‘We’re going to the Oscars, we’re going to the Oscars!’

“It was kind of muffled and I couldn’t make out what she was saying but she had tears in her eyes and I pulled out my ear plugs and she was able to tell me the news straight away. Everyone from home started calling me. It’s wonderful. It’s a huge honour to be recognised now a second time, it’s unreal,” she said. “I think to have gone through something like that when you are young, it was great, but to a certain extent it does go over your head a bit which is good.”

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Saoirse and ‘Brooklyn’ are nominated for Academy Awards

The Academy Award nominations have just been announced, and Saoirse has been nominated as Best Actress in a Leading Role! The film ‘Brooklyn’ also received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Congratulations to Saoirse, and the ‘Brooklyn’ cast and crew!

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett in “Carol”
Brie Larson in “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”
Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”

Best motion picture of the year
“The Big Short” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
“Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
“Brooklyn” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
“The Martian” Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
“The Revenant” Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
“Room” Ed Guiney, Producer
“Spotlight” Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

Adapted screenplay
“The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
“Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
“Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
“The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard
“Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

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Saoirse and Brooklyn nominated at the BAFTAs

Saoirse has been nominated in the Leading Actress category at the BAFTA Film Awards. This will be her third BAFTA nomination in her career. Brooklyn scores a grand total of six nominations, including Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay. Here is the full list of nominees:

LEADING ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Brie Larson – Room
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
45 Years – Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher
Amy – Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
Brooklyn – John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby
The Danish Girl – Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, Lucinda Coxon
Ex Machina – Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Room – Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin
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Saoirse is nominated at London Film Awards

Saoirse has received a nomination for Best British/Irish Actress at the London Film Awards! After complaints that the category referred to Saoirse, Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender as ‘British’ actors, the London Film Critics Circle changed the names of the categories in which they were nominated to include the word ‘Irish’, which is why they are different from the past years.

Actress of the Year
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

British/Irish Film of the Year
“Amy”
“Brooklyn”
“45 Years”
“The Lobster”
“London Road”

Saoirse has also been nominated as Best Actress by the Austin Film Critics Association, the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the Kansas City Film Critics.

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Saoirse receives Critics’ Choice Award nomination!

The Critics’ Choice Awards announced nominations for the 2016 ceremony on Monday, and Saoirse received yet another nomination for her stellar work in ‘Brooklyn’. The film received 5 nominations total, including Best Picture.

ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Sicario
Spotlight

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‘Brooklyn’ Awards Season Updates

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