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Irish star in Hollywood Caitriona Balfe wins tv award

Published 14/08/2015 | 08:26

Actress Caitriona Balfe attends ELLE's Annual Women in Television Celebration
Actress Caitriona Balfe attends ELLE's Annual Women in Television Celebration
Catriona Balfe and Michael Doyle IFTA Awards 2015 - guests at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 24.05.15. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Actress Caitriona Balfe
Caitriona Balfe in Outlander
Caitriona Balfe feels liberated playing Claire Randall in Outalnder
Actresses Caitriona Balfe (L) and Lotte Verbeek attend the "Outlander" mid-season New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe attend the "Outlander" Mid-Season New York Premiere after party at The Oak Room
Caitriona Balfe models for A/Wear in 1999
Caitriona Balfe at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015
Actress Caitriona Balfe attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Monaghan native Caitriona Balfe has received an award for her performance in hit US show 'Outlander'.

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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.

Actors Sam Heughan (L) and Caitriona Balfe attend the
Actors Sam Heughan (L) and Caitriona Balfe attend the "Outlander" press room during Comic-Con International 2015 at the Hilton Bayfront on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

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.

Actress Caitriona Balfe attends the
Actress Caitriona Balfe attends the "Outlander" press room during Comic-Con International 2015 at the Hilton Bayfront on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)
Caitriona Balfe arriving for the screening of The Legend of Barney Thomson on the opening night of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Caitriona Balfe goes makeup free in Dublin
Caitriona Balfe

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.

Caitriona Balfe at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House
Caitriona Balfe at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House

"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.

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