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At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Saoirse Ronan is Honoured

Congratulations to Saoirse Ronan, who has won the Best Actress Award at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Brooklyn.

The awards are closely monitored as a strong indicator for a possible Academy Award®-nomination, which will be announced on January 14th.

Saoirse was presented with her award by Liam Neeson and is the latest accolade she has won in recent months, which includes the Best Actress prize at the British Independent Film Awards. She has also been nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, which take place on Sunday, January 10th.

Brooklyn has proven to be a hit at the Irish and international box office since its release in November, taking over €19 million in the US and €2.6 million in Ireland to date.

Brooklyn is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future – and love, in the form of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen). When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma – a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries.

Directed by John Crowley and adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s novel, Brooklyn also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.

Brooklyn was produced by Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films and Item 7 and was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the BAI, RTÉ, BBC, Telefilm and the BFI.

Brooklyn is out now in Irish cinemas.