Saoirse Ronan “incredibly grateful” for Oscar nomination

Her movie Lady Bird was nominated in five categories

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Saoirse Ronan has revealed her delight after being nominated for an Academy Award.

The Irish star was recognised for her role in Lady Bird, and will go up against Sally Hawkins, Margot Robbie, Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand in a bid to win the gong for Best Actress.

The movie was nominated for five awards in total, and Saoirse is absolutely thrilled for the team.

“To have been a part of a film like Lady Bird was a true privilege and I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognising this wonderful story about the beauty and strength of women,” she said.

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“I am especially thrilled to share this moment with Laurie Metcalf and our leader and director Greta Gerwig, who, like Lady Bird, is an incredible woman and a dear friend.”

Saoirse was previously nominated for Brooklyn for Best Actress in 2016 and Atonement in 2008 for Best Supporting Actress.


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