Rooney Mara has said that she is excited by her Golden Globe nonimation for Best Actress for her role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mara said: "It's really exciting. It was a very happy surprise this morning. It's always great when you work really hard on something and people show their appreciation for that work".

She added that she had been so busy in the lead up to the nominations being announced that she completely forgot about them.

She said: "Honestly, because of our crazy schedule having three premieres in three countries in three nights, I totally forgot they were even doing this."

"I was half asleep having hair and make-up done to go do something else."

"So I really was actually quite surprised. My mum came running in sort of jumping up and down. I was like, what is wrong with you?"

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will open in cinemas on St Stephen’s Day.