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'We've Tayto and Barry's Tea, bring on the Oscars,' says Saoirse's mum

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Stepping out: Saoirse Ronan is well versed with the awards circuit. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Stepping out: Saoirse Ronan is well versed with the awards circuit. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

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Stepping out: Saoirse Ronan is well versed with the awards circuit. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar glory or not, Saoirse Ronan's mum says she could not be prouder of the young woman her daughter has grown into.

Monica Ronan was in Los Angeles last night to support her actress daughter at Hollywood's most glittering awards ceremony.

It was the Carlow star's fourth time to be nominated for an Academy Award and she was in the running for the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Jo March in 'Little Women'.

Speaking to the Irish Independent ahead of the ceremony, Monica said: "For a young 25-year-old to be nominated four times for an Oscar is beyond believable.

"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 a young woman.

"She's my best pal and we've been on a journey together from day one," she added.

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Saoirse with her mother Monica in Dublin in 2013. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Saoirse with her mother Monica in Dublin in 2013. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

And Monica was prepared for a fun night ahead.

"We have the Barry's Tea and Tayto crisps, bring it on," she said.

Saoirse was nominated alongside Hollywood A-listers, including Scarlett Johansson who appears in 'Marriage Story', Charlize Theron in 'Bombshell', Cynthia Erivo in 'Harriet', and the hotly tipped to win Renée Zellweger who appears in 'Judy'.

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'.

Irish Independent