Saturday 10 December 2016

Saoirse Ronan receives the International Star Award for her work

Published 03/01/2016 | 16:48

International Star Award recipient actress Saoirse Ronan poses at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California, January 2, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok
International Star Award recipient actress Saoirse Ronan poses at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California, January 2, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok
International Star Award recipient actress Saoirse Ronan poses at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California, January 2, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Saoirse Ronan has received the International Star Award.

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The award recognises an actor or actress who has achieved both critical and commercial recognition across the globe throughout their body of work.

The actress was at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala to received the award.

Festival Chairman Harold Matzner said last year: "From her unforgettable roles in Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Hanna and The Grand Budapest Hotel, we have seen Saoirse Ronan grow from a young girl to the accomplished actress she is today."

"In John Crowley’s new film Brooklyn, Ronan gives a mesmerizing performance as a young woman from Ireland who is offered the chance of a new life in New York. In this role, Ronan embodies the grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star.”

Past International Star Award honorees include BAFTA and Academy Award winning actors Javier Bardem and Helen Mirren.

Many are predicting that the actress will receive her second Oscar nomination for her performance as a young Irish immigrant in 1950’s New York who is torn between two men and two countries.

Ronan has previously been Oscar- nominated for ‘Atonement’ – a role that also landed her a Golden Globe nomination. Closer to home and Ronan is one of Ireland’s most decorated actresses winning IFTA Awards for her performances in ‘Atonement’, ‘Death Defying Acts’, ‘The Lovely Bones’, ‘The Way Back’, ‘Hanna’ and ‘Byzantium’.

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