Awards Season Begins

December is the traditional beginning of Awards season for Hollywood and we’ve already found out who the nominees shall be for the 15th Annual Critics Choice Awards. Sure it’s not the Oscars or even the Golden Globes but it’s a good indication of what we should expect when those two list come out. Ireland is represented in the list of nominees by Saoirse Ronan, the 15 year-old, Carlow born, actress who is starring in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. Previously nominated for an Oscar at age 11 for Atonement, the 7th youngest Best-Supporting Actress nominee ever, she has a chance in two categories at the Critics Choice Awards, having been nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress and Best Actress. Brendan Gleeson starrer Into the Storm is nominated for Best Picture Made For Television but that’s it in regards to Irish nominees.