Irish Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan FaceTimes her mother during acceptance speech for Best Actress at Golden Globes
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Irish Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan FaceTimes her mother during acceptance speech for Best Actress at Golden Globes

IRISH Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan facetimed her mother during her acceptance speech for Best Actress at the Golden Globes last night. 

The actress scooped the award for her role in Best Film winner Lady Bird at the 75th Golden Globe Awards last night in Beverley Hills.

Nominated for the award alongside Judi Dench, Margot Robbie, Helen Mirren and Emma Stone, it's the first Golden Globe win for Ronan as she was previously nominated for her roles in Atonement and Brooklyn.

Her work in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird is one of the most talked about performances in film over the last year.

Accepting her award she said: "Oh thank you! My mam's on FaceTime over there on someone's phone over there so hi!

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"I have no time at all to say thank you but I just want to say how inspirational it's been to be in this room tonight.

"I'm here with my best friend Eileen, and I just want to thank Hollywood Foreign Press for the award, all the producers on the film, all of the women who I love so much in my own life who support me every single day - my mother, who’s on FaceTime. Margot, all of my friends and family and actually everyone in this room."

It wasn't the only win of the night for the Irish as London Irish director Martin McDonagh's film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was nominated in six categories.

Martin McDonagh accepts the award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." (Picture: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
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It was the biggest film winner on the night, winning four awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay and two of his stars, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, won Best Actress - Drama and Best Supporting Actor respectively for their performances.

Accepting the award for Best Screenplay, McDonagh also spoke about his Irish mother - who he said really wanted LadyBird to win.