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'I've been proud of this kid since the day she was put in my arms' - Saoirse Ronan's mum flies to LA for Oscars

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US-Irish actress Saoirse Ronan poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

US-Irish actress Saoirse Ronan poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

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US-Irish actress Saoirse Ronan poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Saoirse Ronan's mother has spoken of the overwhelming pride she feels for daughter ahead of tonight's Oscars.

It is the fourth time the actress has been nominated for an Academy Award, this time for her role as Jo March in director Greta Gerwig's adaptation of 'Little Women'.

Monica Ronan travelled to the United States while dad Paul Ronan remains filming 'Fair City' in Ireland.

Speaking to Independent.ie Monica Ronan said she had felt overwhelming pride since the day her daughter was born.

"For a young 26 year old to be nominated four times for an Oscar is beyond believable," she said.

"I've been proud of this kid since the day she was put in my arms, so Oscars and awards don't come close to the pride I have for her as young woman, she's my best pal and we've been on a journey together from day one".

"We have the Barry's tea and the Tayto crisps, bring it on!"

Saoirse Ronan is nominated amongst Hollywood A-listers Scarlett Johansson who appears in 'Marriage Story', Charlize Theron in 'Bombshell', Cynthia Erivo who stars in 'Harriet' and tipped-to-win Renée Zellweger in 'Judy'.

Unluckily for Ronan, she has already lost out for both the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice best actress awards to Zellweger.

Ronan received her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 12 for her role in 'Atonement' and is among one of the youngest to have been ever nominated for an Academy Award.

She was then nominated in 2015 and 2017 for the Best Actress award in 'Brooklyn' and 'Lady Bird'.

The 25-year-old actress will be supported by her mum and friends tomorrow night in Los Angeles.

Following the Golden Globe win in 2018 for 'Lady Bird', mum Monica spoke to the Irish Independent of her immense pride for her daughter.

"I am so happy for her,” she said. "She's my best friend, my rock, we're a team and I couldn't be more proud of her achievements in life as a young woman. She makes me beam every day with pride.”

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