Saoirse Ronan honoured at Hollywood Film Awards

Saoirse Ronan honoured at Hollywood Film Awards

Ireland’s sweetheart Saoirse Ronan bagged the New Hollywood Award at the prestigious awards ceremony.

The ceremony marked the start of a long run of awards shows in Los Angeles leading up to the Oscars on February 28, 2016, including the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The event celebrated many films which are not yet on general release but are expected to feature prominently in the awards race.

British director Tom Hooper, who was responsible for The King’s Speech and Les Miserables, was given the Hollywood Director Award for his new movie The Danish Girl, which stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as a transgender pioneer in the 1920s.

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan won the New Hollywood Award for her performance in Brooklyn, a film about a young woman leaving her small town in Ireland to move to New York in the 1950s.


Ryan Gosling gave pause to teach the room how to pronounce Saoirse… “like inertia”.

Will Smith took home the Hollywood Actor Award for his portrayal of a doctor in new film Concussion, about the discovery of brain trauma in a professional American football player.

Jane Fonda was given the Hollywood Supporting Actress prize for her role in new film Youth and Benicio Del Toro took the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for drugs thriller Sicario.

Thelma And Louise director Ridley Scott was named Hollywood Producer for his blockbuster hit The Martian, which he also directed.

There were also gongs for the cast of Furious 7, which was named Hollywood Blockbuster, the actors in Straight Outta Compton, who were given the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award, and the stars of Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated new film The Hateful Eight, which won The Hollywood Ensemble Award.

Asif Kapadia’s moving documentary about singer Amy Winehouse, named Amy, won the Hollywood Documentary Award, while Disney Pixar’s Inside Out won the Hollywood Animation Award.

Brooklyn is now showing in cinemas across London.


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