Friday 9 December 2016

'We can take her as one of our own' - Sky News claim Saoirse Ronan is British during BAFTA report

Sasha Brady

Published 08/01/2016 | 13:45

Saoirse Ronan at New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Saoirse Ronan at New York Film Critics Circle Awards

A Sky News reporter has claimed Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is British during a live broadcast on Friday afternoon.

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The remark was made as the Sky News reporter listed out the BAFTA nominees for Best Actress.

"If we look at the leading actress category, I think we can take Saoirse Ronan as one of ours. She's in Brooklyn, she's nominated."

Cue Twitter meltdown.

This comes after the London Critics' Circle organisers forced to amend film nomination categories in December after backlash on social media when Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender named as 'British' stars at London film awards.

In response to the criticism the London Critics bowed to pressure and changed the names of the categories in response to criticism.

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