Since she was first nominated for an Oscar in 2007, Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for over 200 international film awards and has won 64 of them. However, she has yet to snag one of those coveted golden statues. When will Saoirse Ronan finally win an Oscar?
Irish and American actress Saoirse Ronan had her major breakthrough in 2007 at the young age of 12 when she played the role of Briony Tallis in the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement. Prior to this, she had appeared in two RTE series in Ireland - The Clinic and Proof - and in the film I Could Never Be Your Woman.
Atonement catapulted Ronan into fame, earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and making her the seventh youngest person to be nominated in that category. Though she lost that year to Tilda Swinton, Ronan's career went from strength to strength as she grew up, and she has twice been nominated for an Oscar since - in 2016 for her starring role in the film adaptation of the Colm Toibin novel Brooklyn and in 2018 for the title role in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird.
With three Oscar nominations but no wins so far, Ronan is hotly tipped to be in line for recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - and soon. Ronan has teamed up again with Greta Gerwig for a rendition of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, starring as Jo March.
Will Saoirse Ronan get her Oscar for Little Women?
Little Women will hit theatres on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019, but had it's first screening last Wednesday, October 23, at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles. Ever since then, the Oscar buzz around Little Women has been strong - for Saoirse Ronan in particular.
Many critics who attended the Little Women screening predicted that Ronan will get her fourth Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and hopefully win. Jenelle Riley of Variety called it that Ronan will get her fourth Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Jo March.
Saoirse Ronan is going to land her fourth Academy Award nomination for #LittleWomen at the age of 25. In related news, I needed a two-hour nap today after stubbing my toe.— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) October 24, 2019
Erick Weber of Awards Ace described Ronan's performance as "Fierce" and also predicted she will be nominated.
First #LittleWomen reax is in, spoke with SAG Nominating Committee member who saw it tonight calling it "great", praising Gerwig's direction as "distinct in vision", describing Saoirse Ronan's performance as "fierce", expects "numerous #Oscars nominations" https://t.co/znrHDKkwvh pic.twitter.com/iGeDKG8ohW— 피핎 AWARDS ACE (@ErickWeber) October 23, 2019
David Canfield at Entertainment Weekly echoed those sentiments.
So I've seen Little Women twice now and it's one of my very favorite movies of the year. Greta Gerwig delivers a both passionately faithful and gorgeously original take. Saoirse is a fierce Jo, Chalamet/Dern/Streep esp are great in support, and Florence Pugh is astonishing.— David Canfield (@davidcanfield97) October 24, 2019
And Marc Malkin at Variety also predicted a Lead Actress Oscar nomination for Ronan.
#LittleWomen could earn multiple Oscar noms, including best picture and directing for Greta Gerwig. As well as another for Gerwig for adapted screenplay.— Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) October 24, 2019
As for acing noms--lead actress for #SaoirseRonan, suppporting for #FlorencePugh and possible #TimotheeChalamet.
What awards has Saoirse Ronan won?
Just because she hasn't won an Oscar does not mean that Saoirse Ronan hasn't received some major awards recognition.
In 2018, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, for Lady Bird.
Ronan has also won a slew of Film Critic Awards: Best Young Actor/Actress for The Lovely Bones in 2010 from the Critics' Choice Movie Awards; Best Newcomer for Atonement in 2007 and Kick Ass Award for Best Female Action Star for Hanna in 2012 from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Best Actress for Brooklyn in 2015 from the Boston Online Film Critics Association; and Best Actress for Lady Bird in 2018 from the Chicago Film Critics Association, to name just a few.
She has also won many Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs), starting with Actress in a Supporting Role - Film and Rising Star in 2008 for Atonement, then Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film for Death Defying Acts in 2009, Actress in a Lead Role - Film for The Lovely Bones in 2010, Actress in a Supporting Role - Film for The Way Back in 2011, and Actress in a Lead Role - Film for Hanna in 2020, Byzantium in 2015, Brooklyn in 2016, and Lady Bird in 2018.
With a strong track record and bright future ahead, it's only a matter of time before Ronan gets to take home her Oscar.