Last night, Saoirse attended the Directors Guild Of America Awards! Saoirse presented to her Lady Bird director, Greta Gerwig for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film. Our gallery has now been updated with images from the event!
A new interview with Saoirse and her Lady Bird co-star, fellow Academy Award nominee, Timothée Chalamet has been released by The New York Times! They talked about coming of age movies, acting abilities, awards season and more. We’ve updated our photo gallery with the images that were released with the article, and you can read it below.
“Want to know what I call him?” Saoirse Ronan asked, pointing at Timothée Chalamet, who had just joined us at the table and was shrugging off his coat. “Pony,” the actress said, “Because he’ll come up to Greta and me and nuzzle us.”
“Greta” is the screenwriter and director Greta Gerwig, making it a high-class stable: All three are nominated for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards. And as if on cue, Mr. Chalamet lowered his head like a baby foal and nestled it gently beneath Ms. Ronan’s jaw. “It’s quite disarming,” she said with a laugh. “My Pretty Pony!”
Born to Irish parents in the Bronx but raised in Ireland, Ms. Ronan, 23, began acting professionally at 7. Her breakthrough came in the film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel “Atonement” when she was 13. Critics were awed by her performance, and she was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress, making her one of the youngest nominees in history. In 2015, her portrayal of a homesick Irish girl in the period drama “Brooklyn” won her a second nomination, this time in the best actress category. She made her Broadway debut the following year in Ivo van Hove’s production of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller.
It has been reported that Max Richter is going to be responsible to score the upcoming historical drama ‘Mary Queen of Scots’!
The film is going to be released by Focus Features on November 2nd 2018, under direction of Josie Rourke and starring Oscar-nominated actresses Saoirse Ronan (Mary Stuart) and Margot Robbie (Queen Elizabeth I). David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, Brendan Coyle and Eileen O’Higgins are also listed among co-stars names.
Richter’s recent projects include Scott Cooper’s western Hostiles, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide.
Saoirse, Laurie Metcalf and Greta Gerwig are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s Oscars issue! Buy it here to read the complete article and their Academy Awards guide. You can read an excerpt below, and the featured photoshoot has been added to our photo gallery.
There’s just something about Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. Audiences’ love affair with the coming-of-age tale began at the Telluride Film Festival, where attendees were first charmed by this sharp, vivid, witty, and poignant story of a teenage girl (Saoirse Ronan) who is restless to leave her family home in Sacramento, California, for something bigger and better. What that exactly is, she’s not sure, but she’s convinced that it’s happening just beyond her reach. Her clashes with her mother (Laurie Metcalf), her relationship with her father (Tracy Letts), her intense friendship with her best friend (Beanie Feldstein), and her crushes (Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet) are all achingly relatable.
The Academy certainly agrees — earlier this week, Lady Bird racked up five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress for Ronan, and Best Supporting Actress for Metcalf. Gerwig’s screenplay got a nod and she became just the fifth woman in Oscar’s 90-year history to crack Best Director (for her solo directorial debut, no less).
“I felt it from the very beginning,” says Gerwig of the hard-to-put-your-finger-on-it magic that surrounds this film. “You start getting the feeling that the movie wants to exist. That sounds a little goofy, but that’s what it feels like.”
Entertainment Weekly sat down with Gerwig, Ronan, and Metcalf, where it quickly became clear the warm feelings that are so apparent in front of the camera, exist behind the scenes, too. “Don’t take this the wrong way,” Ronan says, turning to Gerwig. “But I don’t see you, like, as a female director. I just think of you as a great director. A great filmmaker. I think the reason why the set was run so well is that Greta’s a great leader.” Echoes Metcalf, “We trusted Greta so much. We knew [Gerwig] was looking for the heart of it, and that you’ve always got your eye on the big picture.”
Entertainment Weekly has launched a page about this year’s Oscar nominees, which includes new portraits and interviews with them all – you can visit it here. We have updated our photo gallery with Saoirse’s portrait (which you can view here – it’s the featured image of this post!), and you can watch the interview below.
Today we celebrate!! Saoirse has received her third Oscar nomination, this time for her work in Lady Bird! She’s up against Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie and Meryl Streep. The film itself scored 4 other nominations: Best Director (Greta Gerwig), Best Screenplay (Greta Gerwig), Best Supporting Actress and Best Picture. Congratulations to the cast and crew! You can view all the nominations on The Academy’s official website.
Actress In a Leading Role
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya” Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread” Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Get Out” “Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro