Sunday 19 January 2020

Saoirse being tipped to win big for Little Women come Oscar season

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is being tipped for a fourth Oscar nomination by Hollywood's leading industry publication.

Variety has named the Carlow star as a leading contender for another Academy nod alongside seven other actresses.

If she receives a nomination for her performance in Little Women, she will be entering record-breaking territory.

It would make her the second youngest performer, male or female, to amass four nominations.

The record is currently held by Jennifer Lawrence, who was 25 when she received her fourth nomination for Best Actress, for Joy, in 2015.

Lawrence was about four months younger than Saoirse will be at the time of the nominations come January.


Others being tipped by the Hollywood bible include Scarlett Johansson for the Marriage Story, Lup- ita Nyong'o for Us and Renee Zellweger for Judy.

Charlize Theron is also predicted to be in the Oscar frame for her role in Bombshell, while Alfre Woodard is expected to be in the running for Clemency.

Saoirse was 12 when she first walked the red carpet as an Academy Award nominee in 2007 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Briony Tallis in Atonement.

Eight years later she got her first nod in the Best Actress category for Brooklyn, and she was back in the same category in 2017 for her leading role in Lady Bird.

Little Women is an American coming-of-age period drama scripted and directed by Greta Gerwig.

It is the eighth film adaptation of the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott.

The film stars Saoirse, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl Streep.

It explores the lives of the March sisters in 1860s New England in the aftermath of the American Civil War.

The new adaptation focuses more on the sisters' young adult lives, particularly after Meg (Watson), Jo (Saoirse) and Amy (Pugh) leave their family home.

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