Saoirse Ronan tipped for Oscar glory as 'Little Women' receives rave reviews from critics
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Saoirse Ronan tipped for Oscar glory as 'Little Women' receives rave reviews from critics

DUBLIN ACTRESS Saoirse Ronan has been tipped to receive her 4th Oscar nomination for her performance as Jo March in the upcoming 'Little Women' film.

The 151-year-old story, directed by Greta Gerwig of 'Ladybird' fame, was recently screened to critics in the US and reviews have been raving, with one critic saying he has seen it twice and that is is "one of my very favourite movies of the year".

The editor of entertainment outlet Variety, Marc Malkin, has described the film as taking "giant steps" into the 2020 Oscars race, and predicted that Saoirse Ronan could well be up for a nomination for best lead actress, as well as the film itself earning a nomination for best picture.

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'Variety' award writer Jenelle Riley also predicted a nomination for the Irish actress, saying "Saoirse Ronan is going to land her fourth Academy Award nomination for #LittleWomen at the age of 25".

Ms Ronan has previously been nominated for an Oscar for her roles in Atonement, Brooklyn and Lady Bird.

She is the second-youngest actress to ever receive three nominations for the prestigious award, coming second only to 'The Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her third award at the age of 23 years and 5 months.

Ms Ronan appears alongside big names such as Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet in the newest adaption of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

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'Little Women' will hit Irish cinemas on December 27th 2019.