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Irish nominee Emma Donoghue will be wearing her own dress to the Golden Globes: 'I couldn't care less'

Caitlin McBride and Elaine McCahill

Published 09/01/2016 | 11:09

Writer Emma Donoghue attends the
Writer Emma Donoghue attends the "Room" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on September 15, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
Writer Emma Donoghue attends a screening of "Room" during the BFI London Film Festival at Vue Leicester Square on October 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)
Saoirse Ronan attends the W Magazine celebration of the 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in Lenny Abrahamson's Room

Emma Donoghue is one of this year's talented Irish Golden Globe nominees, but she says that she isn't concerned with red carpet glamour.

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The Dubliner has been nominated for Best Screenplay for adapting her best-selling novel Room into a major awards season contender (including a Best Actress nod for Brie Larson).

But the talented writer said all eyes will be on film stars, telling the Irish Daily Mail the cameras will not be "lingering on the screenwriter".

"I'm not wearing anything too fancy but I'll be happy in it," she told the paper.

Writer Emma Donoghue attends a screening of
Writer Emma Donoghue attends a screening of "Room" during the BFI London Film Festival at Vue Leicester Square on October 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

"Everyone is looking at the talent, they're not interested in lingering on the screenwriter. I'm not borrowing a dress, I'm just wearing one of my own and I couldn't care less."

However, Emma did reveal the Golden Globes will send a glam squad to each nominee to ensure some pampering before walking the red carpet on Sunday night.

"They send you a groomer," she explained. "They send somebody up to your room to make you look pretty before you go - makeup, hair and everything."

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Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in Lenny Abrahamson's Room
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in Lenny Abrahamson's Room

Donoghue joins the strongest Irish representing at the Golden Globes in recent memory, with Saoirse Ronan up for Best Actress in Brooklyn, Michael Fassbender up for Best Actor in Steve Jobs and Caitriona Balfe up for Best Actress in a TV series for Outlander.

The down-to-earth writer said she was thrilled with Room's international success.

"I'm not counting on any one thing, but certainly to have Golden Globe and Bafta nominations for this film already is such a thrill," Emma told the Herald.

"All the nominations mean this small film, that has no big studio behind it, is getting worldwide attention.

"I can't believe my beginner's luck, it's my first screenplay, but I really think it's because Lenny has done such a beautiful job - and that's really why it's getting so much attention," she added.

Meanwhile, the Dubliner is currently working on her next book, and says: "I've a novel coming out in September about a 19th century girl famous for not eating. I never write about normal things."

Saoirse Ronan attends the W Magazine celebration of the 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty
Saoirse Ronan attends the W Magazine celebration of the 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty

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