‘We’ll claim her as ours’: Sky News dubs actress Saoirse Ronan a Brit

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been all over the papers this week as she does the press circuit ahead with Brooklyn ahead of awards season.

But unfortunately a few high-profile media outlets still refuse to consider her as 'Irish,' despite her Carlow upbringing and Irish passport.

Sky News made that exact faux-pas today, when discussing the BAFTA Best Actress nomination list, on which Saoirse was included.

"If we look at the leading actress category, I think we can take Saoirse Ronan as one of ours," one presenter said, also referencing (actual British person) Dame Maggie Smith.

"She's in Brooklyn, she's nominated."

German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender was another star noted as British later in the report, to really mess things up.

Hmmmm. Needless to say, Twitter went into overdrive after the unfortunate comments:

Barely a month ago, the same problem befell Saoirse, Michael and Colin Farrell as they were all nominated under 'Best British Actor/Actress' categories at the London Critics' Circle Awards.

Anyone need a map? It sounds like it…

Trending
Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.