In America actress, Sarah Bolger attended the 2018 Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin's Mansion House last night as a nominee for 'Best Actress in a Lead Role' for her work in Halal Daddy.

Sarah lost the award to Saoirse Ronan for her role in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird - you can see the full list of winners here.

The actress gave us major Marilyn Monroe vibes with her blonde hair, red lips and sparkling white dress. Her couture gown was from Don O’Neill’s designer brand, Theia which Sarah said she was proud to wear.

"Irish man, dream man. He sent me over a bunch of dresses and it was so hard to choose they were just all stunning - I'm so proud to wear it."

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When it comes to dressing for red carpet events, the Irish woman says she often tries to wear homegrown designs but in the end, it comes down to how the dress makes you feel.

"I do, I really do [try to buy Irish] but you know, it's about feeling good on the night and I think it's about putting it on your body and feeling nice, and feeling sexy, and feeling confident and that's what Don did for me - he made me feel really confident."

Sarah Bolger
IFTA nominee Sarah Bolger

The Dublin woman has worn her hair in both her natural brunette and bombshell blonde. Sarah explained that she would be sticking to the lighter look for the foreseeable future due to a role.

"It's for a role. I'm doing the spin-off of Sons of Anarchy called Mayans. We're filming in Los Angeles right now and she's blonde, the woman that I play is blonde."

Check out the full gallery from the IFTA red carpet here.

Highlights from the awards will air on RTÉ One at 10:45pm on Saturday, 17th of February.