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WGA Strike Takes Away ‘Golden’ Opportunity for Young Actress, Saoirse Ronan

January 12, 2008

Atonement, has won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama.  Although the show was without the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, young Saoirse Ronan (pronounced "Sertia") was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.  As if being up against some pretty stiff competition like Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett wasn’t tough enough, the young actress also had to endure the fact that she, along with many other actors, would not get to experience the excitement of the Golden Globes.  Unfortunately due to the unresolved WGA strike, the Golbes were canceled.  
While the posters of Atonement triumph the presence of the grown-up star Keira Knightley, the film wouldn't work without the innocent destructiveness of 13-year-old Saoirse Ronan.  It has been a whirlwind of a weekend for Ronan, who did get to attend the BAFTA tea party on Saturday and the official NBC/Universal/Focus Globes party on Saturday night, where she hung out with Atonement director Joe Wright and co-star James McAvoy.   Read More