Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Saoirse Ronan's Fierce High Schooler In 'Lady Bird' Takes Golden Globe

Saoirse Ronan says her friends back home in Ireland are very supportive Saoirse Ronan says her friends back home in Ireland are very supportive
Edmund Robinson | 09 January, 2018, 01:05

Saoirse Ronan, who played the title character, took home a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.

Gerwig's directorial debut won the Golden Globe Award for best film comedy or musical.

The writer-director of "Lady Bird", Greta Gerwig, won best director and best screenplay as the society voted in NY on Saturday.

Moments later, a visibly overwhelmed Gerwig found herself on the same stage accepting the Best Motion Picture, Comedy award alongside the celebrated cast. Many in the industry believe that Gerwig missed a well-deserved nomination in the director category at the Globes, which was won by Guillermo del Toro for "The Shape of Water".

She was previously nominated in best actress category for the movie "Brooklyn", and was a supporting nominee for her breakout role in "Atonement". Ronan made it a point to thank her female director as well as "all of the women who I love so much in my own life who support me every single day.and actually everyone in this room".




Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, the film was up against James Franco's "The Disaster Artist", Jordan Peele's "Get Out", "The Greatest Showman", and "I, Tonya".

"If the movie wins, and even me getting [this award], that's her's", Ronan insisted.

In the television categories, Big Little Lies was the big victor with four awards.

The Golden Globes are on RTÉ2 on Monday night from 9pm.

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