Thursday 27 June 2019

'I actually forgot' - Saoirse Ronan found out about Golden Globe nomination while hiking in Glendalough

The Breadwinner has also been nominated

Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird
Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Actress Saoirse Ronan has revealed she was hiking through Glendalough when she discovered she had been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Saoirse Ronan has earned a Best Performance by an Actress (Musical or Comedy) Golden Globe nomination for her role in Lady Bird.

It's the latest in a slew of nominations for the 23-year-old Carlow actress ahead of awards season and her performance in the coming-of-age story is expected to also earn her a third Oscar nomination.

“I actually forgot about it because I was just on a different time zone and I was up and out of the house,” she told PEOPLE magazine.

“I had a friend over and we went to this beautiful site called Glendalough, which is a monastic site and there’s a beautiful lake and mountains.

“My bag just started to vibrate nonstop and I was like ‘What’s going on?’ And then I saw a bunch of missed calls from my publicist and I was like, ‘Oh s—, they’re out today!’”

“It was actually quite nice cause it meant I wasn’t thinking about it too much. It was such a lovely, pleasant surprise when I heard”.

The actress told the magazine she intends to take her mother to the awards as her plus one.

The nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and are usually a good prediction of how the Academy Awards will unfold.

The nominations were revealed by Alfre Woodard (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Lemony Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events), Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Sharon Stone (most recently The Disaster Artist).

Martin McDonagh also earned a nomination for Best Director for his latest film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Irish actress Caitriona Balfe was also recognised for her role in TV series Outlander with a Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama nom.

Cartoon Saloon's The Breadwinner is among the nominees for Best Motion Picture (Animated).  It's up against Pixar's Coco, Ferdinand, The Boss Baby, and Loving Vincent.


The nominees:

Best Director:

Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"

Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards"

Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"

Ridley Scott, "All The Money In The World"

Steven Spielberg, "The Post"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, (Drama):

Jessica Chastain, "Molly's Game"

Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"

Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards"

Meryl Streep, "The Post"

Michelle Williams, "All the Money in the World"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy):

Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”


Best Picture, Drama:

“Call Me by Your Name”


“The Post”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:

Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me By Your Name"

Daniel Day Lewis, "Phantom Thread"

Tom Hanks, "The Post"

Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"

Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq."


Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: 

"Disaster Artist"

"Get Out"

"The Greatest Showman"

"I, Tonya"

"Lady Bird"


Best Television Performance by an Actor (Drama):

Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”

Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”


Best Television Performance by an Actor (Musical/Comedy)

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Aziz Ansari – Master of None

Kevin Bacon – I Love Dick

William H. Macy – Shameless

Eric McCormack – Will & Grace


Best Supporting Actor (Television)

Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan

Alexander Skarsgard – Big Little Lies

David Thewlis – Fargo

David Harbour – Stranger Things

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot


Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture)

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Original Song:


"Mighty River"

"Remember Me"

"The Star"

"This is Me"


Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water


Best Television Series (Drama)

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Best Television Series (Comedy)


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Master of None


Will & Grace


Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

Steve Carell, "Battle of the Sexes"

Ansel Elgort, "Baby Driver"

James Franco, "The Disaster Artist"

Hugh Jackman, "The Greatest Showman"

Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"


Best Television Performance by an Actress (Drama):

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”

Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”


Best Television Performance by an Actress (Musical/Comedy)

Pamela Adlon – Better Things

Alison Brie – Glow

Issa Rae – Insecure

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Frankie Shaw – SMILF


Best Supporting Actress (Television)

Laura Dern – Big Little Lies

Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz – This is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies


Best Foreign Language Film:

A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father

In the Fade


The Square


Best Screenplay (Motion Picture):

Shape of Water

The Post

Lady Bird

Three Billboards

Molly's Gam


Best Original Score (Motion Picture)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Shape of Water

Phantom Thread

The Post



Best Motion Picture (Animated)

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent


Best Original Song (Motion Picture)

Ferdinand – ‘Home’

Mudbound – ‘Mighty River’

Coco – ‘Remember Me’

The Star – ‘The Star’

The Greatest Showman – ‘This Is Me’


Best Television Performance by an Actor (Limited Series)

Robert De Niro – The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law – The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan – Twin Peaks

Ewan McGregor – Fargo

Geoffrey Rush – Genius


Best Television Performance by an Actress (Limited Series)

Jessica Biel – The Sinner

Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon – Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies


Feud: Bette and Joan

The Sinner

Top of the Lake: China Girl

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