The mother of Irish star Saoirse Ronan has spoken about how proud she is of her famous daughter.
Monica Ronan was in the US ahead of the Academy Awards, which saw Saoirse nominated for the fourth time in her career, thanks to her outstanding performance as Jo March in Little Women.
Unfortunately, Ronan lost out this time to Renée Zellweger, who was also excellent in Judy.
However, to have received four nominations at the age of 25 is an extraordinary achievement and it is likely that Ronan will get more chances to win the coveted award.
Whether she picked up the gong or not, her mam is immensely proud of her.
Monica said: “For a young 25-year-old to be nominated four times for an Oscar is beyond believable.
“I’ve been proud of this kid since the day she was put in my arms, so Oscars and awards don’t come close to the pride I have for her as young woman, she’s my best pal and we’ve been on a journey together from day one”.
“We have the Barry’s tea and the Tayto crisps, bring it on!”
Ronan has previously been nominated for Best Actress Oscar in 2016 for Brooklyn and 2018 for Lady Bird, as well as a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Atonement in 2008.
She has recently spoken of her bond with director Greta Gerwig who said that the pair hoped to be making movies together until they are ‘old ladies’.
Ronan also recently spoke about how proud she was to became the first ambassador of the Irish Film Institute.
Monica had previously posted a video of her reacting to the news that Saoirse had been nominated for the Best Actress award for Little Women.
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling