Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender lead Irish invasion at Oscars
Published 29/02/2016 | 02:16
Saoirse Ronan has officially turned the red carpet green.
The 21-year-old Irish actress stunned in a custom made sequin green gown by Calvin Klein with emerald and diamond drop earrings. The Carlow native is no stranger to the Oscars, having received her first nomination in 2007 when she was just 12 years old.
And she told E!'s Ryan Seacrest that she's much more comfortable on the Academy Awards red carpet now than she was then because "I know people now."
"It's completely different because I know people now. It's lovely, when I was here before it was my very first awards show and that's quite incredible. it was so huge and I didn't know anyone. I think just the fact that I've been publicising this for a year and it's our last hoorah, it's very exciting."
Saoirse, who is nominated for Best Actress for Brooklyn, leads the strongest Irish representation ever at the Oscars, with 10 nominations across the board, including Michael Fassbender for Best Actor in Steve Jobs; Lenny Abrahamson for Best Director for Room; Emma Donoghue for Best Adapted Screenplay for Room and Dubliner Ben Cleary for Stutterer.
Fassbender, who has been dating Best Actress nominee Alicia Vikander for over a year, opted to walk the red carpet solo, although the pair are seated next to one another during the ceremony.
The Kerryman (38) wore a classic black suit, while Donoghue, who took home a Film Independent Spirit Award on Saturday night wore a custom made gown by Irish designer Don O'Neill.