Saoirse Ronan mingled with fellow A-listers like Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Schumer, Robert DeNiro and Reese Witherspoon at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday night. The Brooklyn star accepted the New Hollywood Award from her friend and former co-star Ryan Gosling – or “The Goss” as she called him.
Saoirse, 21, is really wonderful to watch -- a young woman who rose to the top thanks to her buckets of talent and not her foul mouth and exposed cleavage.
She was quite charming during her three minute acceptance speech, talking about her parents’ journey to the U.S. and her birth in New York. “I’m a Bronx girl obviously,” she said in her Irish accent, to laughter from the audience. “Me and J-Lo are like that, we’re very close.”
Gosling, who directed Saoirse in Lost River, called the star one of his favorite actresses and favorite people. He also provided a lesson on how to pronounce her name.
“It’s sher-sha, like inertia,” he said.
People better get used to pronouncing her name, because we’ll be hearing much more from the young star, especially as awards season kicks into high gear.
Brooklyn had its U.S. premiere in Los Angeles last week, and among the stars who came out to show their support was Saoirse’s fellow Irishman and LA resident Colin Farrell.