08/01/18

Minister Madigan congratulates Irish winners at Golden Globe Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles

Josepha Madigan, T.D.,  Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has this morning (Monday 8 January 2018) extended her heartfelt congratulations to Irish winners Saoirse Ronan and London Irish winner Martin McDonagh on winning Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

It has been a great night for the Irish at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, with Lady Bird star Saoirse Ronan and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, writer-director Martin McDonagh among the winners.

Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her starring role in Lady Bird, this was her third nomination. Lady Bird was also named Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the awards.

Nominated in six categories, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest film winner on the night, winning four awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Minister Madigan said: “Saoirse Ronan and Martin McDonagh are both wonderfully charismatic people and their success in winning Golden Globes, which are such significant international awards, are indicative of their immense talent and versatility as artists. I would like to send my best wishes to both on their success and I am sure their personal achievements last night will be welcomed by all in the Irish film industry.”

The Minister also congratulated Irish animation company Cartoon Saloon for the nomination of “The Breadwinner” in the category of Best Animated Feature Film.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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