Fans of Irish star Saoirse Ronan might not have to wait long to get over their disappointment of her missing out on the 2020 Best Actress Oscar.
A leading movie magazine believe she may be in with a shout for another nomination next year.
Ronan had received her fourth Oscar nomination – her third for Best Actress – for her performance as Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.
It followed Best Actress nominations in 2018 for Lady bird and 2016 for Brooklyn, as well as a Best Supporting Actress nomination in 2008 for Atonement.
Sadly, Ronan didn’t win the big prize on any of these occasions – a fact that fellow Irish actress Grainne Keenan believes is a blessing in disguise.
However, she could be in with another chance very soon, according to Variety magazine.
Ronan is set to star in the romantic drama Ammonite, which focuses on the life of palaeontologist Mary Anning, who is played by British star Kate Winslet.
Ronan plays the love interest of Anning, a fact which has upset some of Anning’s relatives who say that she wasn’t gay.
Despite the controversy, Variety magazine believe the film is set to be a huge hit.
Variety said: “Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in a period piece are what Oscar dreams are made of. The ‘Titanic’ star portrays Mary Anning, the 20th-century British palaeontologist who becomes romantically involved with another woman (Ronan).
“Some members of Anning’s family have publicly protested because they insist her sexuality was never confirmed. Director Francis Lee shot back, saying it’s not hard to imagine she was gay because there’s ‘no evidence whatsoever’ that she was ever in a heterosexual relationship. Will controversy overshadow the final film?”
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling