She's already nominated for her fourth Golden Globe and is tipped for a fourth Oscar nomination for Little Women but Saoirse Ronan picked up her first gong of the award season on Friday night.

The 25-year-old actress scooped a Best Actress award for her role as Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women at the 9th Annual Australian Academy Of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards in Los Angeles.

Ronan was present to accept her award, ahead of the Golden Globes this Sunday.

Saoirse Ronan in numbers.

The star-studded evening also saw Adam Driver win Best Actor for his role as Charlie Barber in director Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story.

Quentin Tarantino won the Best Director award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Sunday’s Golden Globes sees Ronan nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category for her role in Little Women.

She is competing against Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), and Renée Zellweger (Judy).

She previously won a Golden Globe for her role in Lady Bird in 2018.

RTÉ Entertainment will have full coverage of the Golden Globes, which are often seen as a good indicator of who will win what at the Oscars, on Sunday night.

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Watch our interview with Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig

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