Tag: Brooklyn

(Photos) MoMA Film’s Screening Of ‘Brooklyn’

Saoirse attended a screening of the film ‘Brooklyn’ at the Museum of Modern Art last night. MoMA is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Our gallery has been updated with images from the event.

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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

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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(Photos) ‘Brooklyn’ Cast & Crew Celebration

Saoirse attended a special event in honor of the cast and crew of the film ‘Brooklyn’ last night in Los Angeles. Our gallery has been updated with images.

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Gallery Update: Additional ‘Brooklyn’ Images

Thanks to our lovely friend Alexa, from brie-larson.org, our gallery has been updated with several high quality promotional stills from ‘Brooklyn’, as well as new behind the scenes images.

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Behind Blue Eyes – Saoirse’s Interview for Palm Springs Life

Saoirse talked to Brantley Bardin from Palm Springs Life about her journey through Brooklyn, receiving the International Star Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival and more, read it below:

With a face that seems to come from another era, one so expressive that it could have served her well as a great silent film star, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan creates characters and produces performances that writers describe as “ethereal” and “otherworldly.”

Offscreen, however, Ronan is disarmingly unpretentious and a creature very much of her time. She professes to love basketball, swimming, and surfing. Three of her favorite movies of the last year include the über-popular titles, Trainwreck, Spy, and Inside Out. Best of all, she’s charmingly prone to reflexive self-deprecation: When conversation turns to a quick discussion of her rhapsodic pale, blue eyes, she says with a wry lilt, “Ah, yes, my eyes. My selling point. I’m, actually, a terrible actress, but the blue eyes, for some reason, seem to keep me going!”

In many ways, it seems, the Emerald Isle actress (whose first name is pronounced SEAR-sha) is a normal, funny, and endearing young woman of 21. Her prodigious work, however, is as far from normal as Ireland is from the Ivory Coast. With its heady mixture of art house and major studio work, her filmography is one most actresses twice her age can only dream about.

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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
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