The Irish actress wins prestigious award for her role in the period drama Brooklyn.
Saoirse Ronan won the award for Best Actress at the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday night. The Irish actress was recognised for her role in the John Crowley-directed film Brooklyn and was presented the award by Liam Neeson. The 21-year-old said it was the perfect role for her. She was actually born in the Bronx to Irish parents before her family moved back to Ireland when she was three-years-old. “I’m one of you!” Ronan beamed. “I am from the Bronx, after all. ‘Saoirse from the Block’ is what they call me,” she joked, referencing Jennifer Lopez’s Jenny from the Block. “Now, go back to eating your dessert.”
Irish actress Ronan also made Forbes 30 Under 30 list. In its profile of the 21-year-old, the magazine says that the star “has set critics fluttering with Brooklyn, which many expect will earn her a second Oscar nomination”. She was previously nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2008 for Atonement. This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on Thursday January 14. The New York Film Critics Circle is often an indication of potential Oscar nominations. I expect will see Saoirse giving her first Oscar winner’s speech very soon.
via: Klara McDonnell