Saoirse Ronan and Jessie Buckley are both in the running at this year’s BAFTA

Irish stars Saoirse Ronan and Jessie Buckley have both been nominated in the Leading Actress category for the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

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Saoirse Ronan is nominated for her portrayal of Jo March in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of "Little Women," and Jessie Buckley is nominated for her breakout performance in "Wild Rose."

The two Irish women are up against Scarlett Johansson ("Marriage Story"), Charlize Theron ("Bombshell"), and Renée Zellweger ("Judy") for this year's award.

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This is Ronan’s fourth Leading Actress BAFTA nomination; she also received a Supporting Actress BAFTA nomination in 2008 for her role in “Atonement.”

While this is Co Kerry native Buckley’s first BAFTA nomination, she did win the BAFTA - Scotland Leading Actress award in 2019 for her turn in “Wild Rose,” which also took home the Best Feature Film award.

Buckley co-starred in "Judy," which Renee Zelwegger took home the Best Actress Golden Globe this year, beating out Saoirse Ronan in "Little Women."

The 2020 BAFTA ceremony will take place on February 2 at the Royal Albert Hall, in London, and will be hosted by Irish television presenter Graham Norton.

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