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Saoirse Ronan just won the award they had to rename because she's Irish

Best British… er IRISH actress of the year.

21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals Ronan at the Critics' Choice Awards last night Source: Associated Press

IN AMONGST THE various incidents of Saoirse Ronan being identified as ‘British’ this awards season, you might cast your mind back to one of the first: The London Film Critics Circle.

They were the subject of much scoffing after making a hames of categorising Ronan as a British actress.

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(They also claimed Colin Farrell and Michel Fassbender as their own).

The category was swiftly renamed as British/Irish Actress of the Year, and a good thing too because she went and won the bloody thing.

Ronan wasn’t there to pick up her award though. She was in California at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Burn.

She lost out to Brie Larson’s Room performance at the US ceremony.

The little boy from Room just destroyed hearts (and the dancefloor) at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender all just named as ‘British’ for London film awards>

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