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This afternoon.

ODEON Point Square, Dublin 2

Double Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan and young actress Molly McCann at the Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People which runs until Sunday, June 9

There will be a special screening of Rosie (2018)  – starring Molly – alongside a Q&A with Director Paddy Breathnach at the ODEON Point Square at 7pm TONIGHT.

Tickets here

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

This afternoon.

Damn you, Academy.


The Oscar nominations have been announced in the US, with Irish co-production The Favourite tying for the most nominations with 10 – including one for cinematographer Robbie Ryan – and the Irish short films Late Afternoon and Detainment also among the nominees.

Great day for Irish among Oscar nominees (RTÉ)

Saoirse Ronan talks politics in the August issue of US Vogue

Ronan was born in the 1990s and grew up in Ireland at a time of rapid social change. The dominance of the Catholic Church over state institutions was beginning to fall away, homosexuality was decriminalized, divorce became legal, and contraception was made widely available for the first time.

In 2015, when Ronan was 21, the Irish electorate affirmed the right to same-sex marriage with a 62 percent majority. She remembers that day:

“driving through north Dublin, and everyone had the flags out,” she says. “They were having street parties. It felt as though we had moved into a new stage. It was like we had woken up.

I ask if Ronan ever worried about facing a backlash for speaking her mind on abortion, long considered a particularly divisive issue in Ireland.

“I just felt like that wasn’t important,” she says. “I know people who had to travel abroad in order to get an abortion, and that’s when I knew I would speak out.”

But Ronan doesn’t engage only with policy concerns that touch her life directly. She also voiced her support in 2016 for the illegal takeover of an empty building in Dublin’s city centere to accommodate the homeless; and she takes the time to recommend me Jeff Chang’s We Gon’ Be Alright, a book of essays on racial resegregation in the U.S._

“I wouldn’t say I grew up politically minded,” she tells me, “but the older I get, the more in touch I am with what activists are doing—and the more I want to help them.”

In fairness

Saoirse Ronan on Growing Up on Camera, the Changing Politics of Ireland, and Becoming a Queen (Vogue)

Saoirse Ronan (top) at tonight’s Academy Awards ; Frances McDormand receives her Best Actress Oscar


The Academy Awards 2018.

Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”

Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

*ceremoniously tears up betting slip in two*

The 2018 Oscar Winners: Full List (New York Times)

Pic:s Rex/Variety

In fairness.

Saoirse Ronan and Martin McDonagh win Golden Globe (RTÉ)

Golden Globe Award Winners 2018: The Complete List (New York Times)

The Golden Globe nominations are being have been announced…

Carlow actress Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical of Comedy, for her role in Lady Bird.

Saoirse’s nomination was announced with a little difficulty by actress Alfre Woodward when she called her ‘Sheer-sa’ before correcting herself.

She did try and tell them, in fairness.

Meanwhile Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner has also been nominated for Best Motion Picture (Animated).

And Martin McDonagh is up for Best Director in a Motion Picture with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


Watch the nominations being announced back here

Here Are the 2018 Golden Globes Nominees (Time)