Saoirse Ronan is the second-youngest actor ever to receive four Oscar nominations, and no one is more excited than her Irish mammy Monica
Saoirse Ronan’s Irish mammy Monica was filmed reacting to the 2020 Academy Award nominations on January 13, where Saoirse amazingly became the second-youngest actress to ever score four Oscar nominations.
Joe Utichi, editor of Deadline's AwardsLine magazine, shared the endearing picture and video of Saoirse Ronan’s mom on Twitter just hours after the Academy Award nominations for 2020 were announced.
In the video, Saoirse’s mammy was clinging to Saoirse's puppy Fran, named after a character from the Irish gangland drama "Love/Hate," who was donning an adorable t-shirt that read simply “Good Luck Saoirse From Your Little Woman:”
Upon hearing her daughter’s name officially announced as a Best Leading Actress nominee, Monica starts yelling “Yes!,” throwing her arms in the air, and adding in “Four!”
With her nomination for her portrayal of Jo March in "Little Women," 25-year-old Ronan is now the second-youngest actor to ever receive four Oscar nominations (she's only beat out by Jennifer Lawrence.)
While she has yet to win an Oscar, Ronan has been nominated in the Best Leading Actress category for 2016’s “Brooklyn” and 2018’s “Lady Bird,” and in 2008 she was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for “Atonement” when she was only 13 years old.
At this year’s Oscars, Ronan is up against Cynthia Erivo from "Harriet," Scarlett Johansson from "Marriage Story," Charlize Theron from "Bombshell," and Renée Zellweger from "Judy."
“Little Women” is also nominated in the Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Costume Design, and Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh) categories, but director Greta Gerwig was not nominated in the Best Director category in what some people consider a major snub.
Ronan told Deadline she was left “scratching [her] head a bit” after Gerwig wasn’t nominated.
“I’m really happy that the Academy recognized [Gerwig] for Adapted Screenplay and Picture, and I feel like if you’ve been nominated for Best Picture, you have essentially been nominated for Best Director,” said Ronan, who previously worked with Gerwig on “Lady Bird.”
“But to me, Greta, since she started, has made two perfect films, and I hope when she makes her next perfect movie, she gets recognized for everything, because I think she’s one of the most important filmmakers of our time."
Ronan added: “This just kind of makes her more determined to do brilliant work and to keep pushing great work out there.
“Naturally, as her friend, but as somebody who watches every day just how brilliant she is, I always feel she deserves everything, really.”
“Since all the awards shows started, and she’s been overlooked in the way she has, the thing that’s made us go, ‘This is happening,’ is that the movie has made over a hundred million dollars already. It’s wonderful to win awards, but if your movie makes $100 million in its first few weeks of opening, that’s going to do the most for paving the way for other movies like this to be made, and that’s something Greta’s done. You can see it getting to the stage where you can’t go on with [women filmmakers] being overlooked in the way they are.”
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