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Saoirse Ronan tipped for an Oscar with latest nomination

By Sarah Finnan

January 13, 2020 at 2:45pm

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This is the Irish native's fourth time being nominated for an Oscar.

The Oscar Award nominations were announced today at 1:18pm Irish time.

Saoirse Ronan leads the way for the Irish contingent, nominated for best actress for her portrayal of Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.

A regular name amongst the nominees this awards season, Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe and a Bafta so far this year.

No stranger to the Oscars, this marks her fourth nomination, previously acknowledged for her roles in Atonement, Brooklyn and Lady Bird respectively.

Ronan’s fellow nominees in the best actress category include Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger. All strong contenders no doubt.

Laura Dern and Florence Pugh, who co-starred with Saoirse on Little Women are also up for nominations, both in the running for best-supporting actress – Dern for Marriage Story and Pugh for her portrayal of Amy March in Little Women.

Heading up the nominations in the best actor category is Joaquin Phoenix for his role in Joker along with Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonathan Pryce.

This year’s ceremony, set to take place on February 9th, will be without a traditional host for the second year running.

You can read the full list of nominees here.

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