No Saoirse Ronan this year but Caitriona Balfe wins her fourth Best Actress in a TV Series nomination for Outlander. 

An Irish production is the second most-nominated movie in the list of 2019 Golden Globe nominees announced on Thursday morning. 

"The Favorite," a Yorgos Lanthimos-directed movie produced by the Irish company Element Pictures, received five nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes, although there was some surprise that it lost out on the Best Director shortlist. 

The comedy, which is set in the court of Queen Anne, stars Olivia Coleman as the Queen. Coleman was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, battling it out with Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

“It’s absolutely brilliant for the film,” Ed Guiney, the producer of "The Favourite," told the Irish Times.

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“Getting these nominations is a very important way of telling audiences: this is a film you should see this year. It also highlights the film when it comes to the Academy Awards. It points out that it is something they should pay attention to.”

Irish star Saoirse Ronan is noticeably absent in the Best Actress nominations this year, despite what is said to be a stellar turn in "Mary: Queen of Scots," released on Friday, December 7.  

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Saoirse Ronan stars in Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan stars in Mary Queen of Scots

Her fellow Irish actress Caitriona Balfe has received her fourth nomination for Best Actress in a TV series for "Outlander," however, continuing her spell as a Golden Globes regular.  

Who do you think is a shoo-in for the Golden Globes this year? Let us know about your favorites in the comments section, below. 

Caitriona Balfe attends the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival Red Carpet for 'Outlander' Season Four on October 28, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia.Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD