Irish star in Hollywood Caitriona Balfe wins tv award
Published 14/08/2015 | 08:26
Monaghan native Caitriona Balfe has received an award for her performance in hit US show 'Outlander'.
The former Victoria's Secret model received an Entertainment Weekly Award for her role in the time travel drama.
The 35-year-old, who plays combat nurse Claire Randall, won the award thanks to a public vote
Outlander, which has been picked up for a second season, also won the gong for Best Drama while Balfe's co-stars Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.
Balfe is no stranger to winning prestigious accolades.
Earlier this year, the brunette beauty won Best Actress in a Television Series at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' Saturn Awards.
The second installment of the series is due to air on screens in 2016.
In the show, Balfe's character falls pregnant and is transported from 1945 back to 1743, where she meets and fall in love with Scottish warrior Jamie (played by Heughan).
The next season of the show will follow the duo in 18th century France as they get ready to become parents in foreign surroundings.
“I think that having to figure out as a couple how they remain connected and keep their bond strong in [the] face of all these different adversities…I think that's kind of the main theme of the second season,” Balfe revealed to fans at San Diego Comic Con earlier this summer.
"Obviously, they're struggling with the idea of becoming parents in a place where they're not... It's not their home; it's not where they're most comfortable,” the actress added.