Saoirse Ronan has received her third Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in Lady Bird, and on a very good day for the Irish, animated film The Breadwinner, Phantom Thread star Daniel Day-Lewis, Outlander's Caitriona Balfe and writer-director Martin McDonagh are also among the nominees.

Ronan is nominated in the Best Actress - Musical or Comedy category alongside Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes).

Lady Bird has also received nominations for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay (Greta Gerwig) and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf).

Loosely based on writer-director Greta Gerwig's own experiences growing up in Northern California, Lady Bird sees Ronan's character, Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson, desperate to leave home and her overbearing mother (Metcalf) for the wider worldview of college life.

Saoirse Ronan pictured at a VIP screening of Lady Bird in Dublin 

Ronan, who had twice been nominated for Golden Globes in the past, has received rave reviews for her performance in the coming of age story, and is also shortlisted for the upcoming Critics' Choice and Independent Spirit Awards.

London Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh has seen his film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri pick up six nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress - Drama (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Best Score (Carter Burwell).

Described as darkly comic, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri follows Mildred Hayes (McDormand), a grieving mother railing against the lack of progress in the investigation into her daughter's murder. 

She posts three controversial messages outside her hometown, which put her on a collision course with the local police chief (Woody Harrelson) and his deputy (Rockwell). 

The Breadwinner is the latest film from Kilkenny's Cartoon Saloon and director Nora Twomey. It has been executive produced by Oscar winner Angelina Jolie.

Adapted from Deborah Ellis' young adult bestseller of the same name, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. When her father is unjustly imprisoned, Parvana has to disguise herself as a boy in a bid to make ends meet. 

Having recently announced his retirement from acting, Wicklow resident Daniel Day-Lewis, who holds dual British and Irish citizenship, is among the Best Actor contenders for his swan song performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread.

Day-Lewis previously won Golden Globes for Lincoln and There Will Be Blood and has five other nominations to his name. This year at the Globes, he is nominated alongside Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name),
Tom Hanks (The Post)Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Denzel Washington (Roman J Israel, Esq).

Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread

In the television categories, Outlander star Catriona Balfe received her third Golden Globe nomination. Also nominated are: Claire Foy (The Crown)Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce)Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale).

 

 

Catriona Balfe has received her third Golden Globe nomination for Outlander

The Golden Globes take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on Sunday January 7, 2018.

The Golden Globe nominations - the full list:

Best Director - Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Molly's Game

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread
The Post
Dunkirk

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

Best Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Home, Ferdinand
Mighty River, Mudbound
Remember Me, Coco
The Star, The Star
This Is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best TV Series - Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro, Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best TV Series, Comedy
Black-ish
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr Robot
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace