Saoirse was interviewed by Access Hollywood yesterday morning in New York following the Oscar nominations announcement.
After Oscar nominations morning, Saoirse was interviewed by USA Today about her new NYC apartment and her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman’s, plans for her Oscar dress. The article also mentions that she officially begins Broadway rehearsals for The Crucible on January 25!
Newly Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan has shopping on the brain.
Not for a designer dress for the Academy Awards (Feb. 28); her stylist is taking care of that. Instead, the best actress nominee is spending the day outfitting her New York City apartment ahead of her Broadway debut in The Crucible, which starts rehearsals Jan. 25 (and opens April 7).
“I have to go shopping. I have to kit out my new apartment,” she says by phone. “I got all the furniture, but I want to get some cushions and get a couple of throws to put on the couch — and loads of candles.”
Now her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, is busy crafting her Oscars look. “She’s been sketching for the last month, but I’m so superstitious I haven’t even talked about it,” says Ronan. “I haven’t said the word ‘Oscar’ for the last year.”
But the fashion aspect of awards season been more fun than expected, Ronan allows. “When I started working with her, I said, ‘I don’t want to wear any pink, I don’t like flowers and I don’t like glitter.’ All she’s put me in has been pink dresses, flowery trousers, glittery jumpsuits,” Ronan laughs. “She’s the best.”
Read the full story here.
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:
“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.”
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.”
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
“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
Saoirse was photographed upon her arrival at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York City last night, and we have added the images to our photo gallery.
Saoirse was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. Here is a short video of her appearance, in which she talks about the Irish accent and the pronunciation of Irish names.
Saoirse was spotted at LAX Airport earlier today, and the images have been added to our gallery.