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Hollywood Film Awards: Saoirse Ronan to receive the New Hollywood Award for “Brooklyn”

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One of the biggest contenders for Best Actress at the Academy Awards this year is Saoirse Ronan for her performance in Brooklyn. Helping her make the case for an Oscar in a big way is the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards, which will be honoring her with the New Hollywood Award. This is a very prestigious citation, one that will surely help her in the Actress race with Academy voters. She’s outstanding in Brooklyn and has been impressing for years already, so Ronan very much deserves this honor. With the precursor season basically upon us, I strongly suspect that it won’t be the only one that she receives before Oscar nominations are announced…

Here’s part of the press release once again announcing this honor:

dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan will receive the “New Hollywood Award” for Brooklyn. The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins.

“New Hollywood Award” recipient Saoirse Ronan will be recognized this year for her performance in Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn.” Ronan portrays a young woman in the 1950’s, choosing her fate between her home country or a new life.

Saoirse Ronan (Eilis Lacey) is best known for her starring role in the feature film ATONEMENT, directed by Joe Wright, in which she starred opposite Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Ronan was 13 years old when she earned an Oscar nomination as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for the critically-acclaimed performance. Ronan is currently in production on the movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL directed by Michael Mayer. She stars opposite Annette Bening and Corey Stoll based on the play of the same name.
Recently, Ronan was seen in Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. The film also starred Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Edward Norton. She also starred in STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA directed by Nikole Beckwith and also starring Cynthia Nixon which screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
In Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, LOST RIVER, Ronan starred opposite Christina Hendricks. The film held its premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. In 2013, she starred in Open Road Films’ THE HOST, the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s popular novel. She also lent her voice in JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR, an animation film directed by Manuel Sicilia which also stars Antonio Banderas. She was also seen in HOW I LIVE NOW, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Kevin Macdonald, Ronan played the lead role of ‘Daisy’ opposite George MacKay, Tom Holland, and Harley Bird. Ronan was also seen in BYZANTIUM starring opposite Gemma Arterton and directed by Neil Jordan which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012. Ronan was seen in 2010 starring in Focus Features’ action-thriller HANNA, directed by Joe Wright. Ronan played the title character, a teenage girl trained from birth to be an assassin. The cast includes Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. She was also seen in THE WAY BACK, directed by Peter Weir and starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess. Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz’s novel The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, the film tells the story of a small group of multi-national prisoners who escaped a Siberian gulag in 1940 and made their way across five countries. In 2009, she starred in THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson, and based on the popular novel. Ronan was honored for the performance by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in the Leading Actress category. 38
Among her previous credits are VIOLET & DAISY; CITY OF EMBER, starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, and Toby Jones; Amy Heckerling’s I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd; Bill Clark’s THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY; and Gillian Armstrong’s DEATH DEFYING ACTS, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce. Ronan currently resides in Ireland with her parents Monica and Paul.

Congrats again to Ms. Ronan!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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