16 December 2019 22:32
Saoirse Ronan has broken her silence after Little Women director Greta Gerwig failed to pick up a Golden Globe nomination. Ronan recently picked up a nod for her turn as feisty Jo March in the period drama, which hits cinemas on St. Stephen's Day. Channelling her character, the actress has hit out at the lack of recognition for the film's director. Thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her nomination, Ronan namechecked Gerwig and said her 'performance in this film belongs to Greta as much as it does myself'. The actress said: 'I am eternally grateful to Greta Gerwig for her guidance and partnership, and for her fierce perseverance that brought this incredible cast together and created an environment for us to become a real family and tell this very special story. 'My performance in this film belongs to Greta as much as it does myself and I share this recognition completely with her'.
The actress also said playing 'one of the most inspiring characters in literature' was an 'honour'. Ronan previously worked with Gerwig in the comedy drama Ladybird, and was rewarded with a Golden Globe in 2018 for Best Actress in a Comedy. Gerwig, although nominated last year for Best Screenplay, did not appear among the nominees for Best Director this year. In its 77-year history, only a handful of women directors have been nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press: Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay, Jane Campion and Barbra Streisand. Streisand is the only woman to have received the Best Director gong, an accolade she won for her 1984 romantic musical, Yentl.
Gorillaz is a virtual band created in 1998 by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and visual artist Jamie Hewlett. Saoirse Ronan (left) and Florence Pugh (Lia Toby/PA) The band primarily consists of four animated members: Stuart '2-D' Pot, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs. Irish actress Ronan, who plays Jo March, wore a belted brown polka dot playsuit, while Pugh opted for a monochrome outfit with ankle boots and gold jewellery. (left to right) Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Greta Gerwig (Lia Toby/PA) Gerwig, who wrote and directed the film, a follow-up to her Oscar-nominated debut Lady Bird, sported a dark green trouser suit, cream blouse and red lipstick. They were joined by Norton, who plays John Brook in the film, as well as influential producer Amy Pascal. (left to right) Amy Pascal, Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Greta Gerwig and James Norton (Lia Toby/PA) Gerwig's version of Little Women also stars Laura Dern as Marmee and Meryl Streep as Aunt March. It will be released in UK cinemas on Boxing Day. Little Women is one of the most beloved novels of all time - and now comes a brand new movie adaptation. It's the eighth film version of Louisa May Alcott's story, following the lives of the four March sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood in a male-dominated world. The new blockbuster features an all-star cast, including Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Timothee Chalamet. Sunrise UK showbiz Correspondent Steve Hargrave sat down with the stars before the film opens on New Years Day. Watch the interview in the clip above Want more Sunrise entertainment? Tap here!