Fugger: Saoirse Ronan

Oscar Luncheon Fugs and Fabs: The Lead Actresses


I hate to disappoint you, but Cate Blanchett ditched. I assume she’s off making sure that she’s sufficiently radiant on the 28th?

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Unfug or Fab: Saoirse Ronan


So, y’all: 2016. It’s happening. And the opening few weeks have been jam-packed enough that I wrote up this whole post about an outfit Jessica had already included in a slideshow from the SAGs weekend. It ran on GFY for about nine minutes before we noticed, at which point obviously I yelped and took it down and then whined to Twitter about what a moron I am.

But then we decided, “Well, whatever, why NOT look at it again.” Her SAG dress may have overshadowed it the first time, and it’s HERE, and it’s late in the day for some people. We might as well put it under a microscope.

Saoirse Ronan

Chalk this up to a good idea about whose execution I am unsure. Saoirse Ronan could totally pull off a cool suit. She could also pull off a metallic suit and/or a plaid suit, and I’m glad someone is experimenting with edgy ideas here. But IS this actually that edgy? Is it cool? Is it the suit we were looking for, Obi-Wan?

Obviously, she’s at a slight deficit just because she’s in dark clothes in front of a dark backdrop, so it’s very tough to tell WHAT exactly is happening. I’d like to give her either a darker eye or a redder lip. I’d certainly ditch the open-toed shoes with it, or at least, those specific ones, which appear blocky and ’90s in a way that chips away at the ensemble’s polish. Overall, I’m concerned about whether this suit is secretly frumpy. Like, you THINK a metallic plaid suit will be cool, but is the double-breasted cut backfiring on her? Would this have looked better hanging open with a basic shirt or cami underneath? Something is off.

In the light, you can see it’s more silvery:

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SAG Awards Fine or Fab: Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors


I am not wholly sure that I love this dress on her — it’s delicately pretty, and I suspect it’s highly elegant in person, but it might wash her out a wee bit in photos — but she really seemed to be having a good time at the SAGs. Anyone who pops in for a photo with Jon Hamm for no reason I can figure out other than, you know, who doesn’t want a photo with Jon Hamm, is golden with me.

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Critics’ Choice Awards Fug or Fab: Saoirse Ronan in Antonio Berardi


Jessica has already mentioned this, but I have to second it: Brooklyn is a love letter to Saoirse Ronan’s eyes and skin, both of which will knock you flat. I found the movie’s third act underwhelming or at least unconvincing, but SHE always sold it all as best she could, and I can’t wait to see what she DOES win an Oscar for someday. (Brie Larson will be tough to beat, although whether she belongs in Supporting — honest question; I could see an argument either way — is a debate for another day, and besides, I’m sure people would punt and give it to Blanchett in that instance. Blanchett is the new Streep.)

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Golden Globes Well Played: Saoirse Ronan in Saint Laurent


I saw Brooklyn over the weekend, and I kept thinking of what one of you said here about it: It totally is a lovely movie that you can bring your grandma to, and Saoirse Ronan is wonderful in it. The entire film rests on long shots of subtle emotion playing across her face, and she is just exceptionally natural and great. I came away from it thinking that, truly, she could carry basically anything you threw at her as an actress. (We do need to talk about the fact that her American love interest was played by the guy who was also Carpet, Debra Messing’s son on Smash, and that Domhnall Gleason is in EVERYTHING this year; if I have any notes about the movie, it’s that I think the love triangle didn’t feel fully fleshed out, but that’s a minor note. It really is good.)

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Fuglyn: Saoirse Ronan in Roksanda at the W Magazine Party


This is crazy — but the kind of crazy that always makes me laugh.

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That isn’t the outfit of a young lady named Saoirse Ronan. It belongs to somebody’s Aunt Ida, who is known for her ambrosia salad, scotch-and-water that doesn’t have much water, dancing with her eyes closed at parties while smoking a cigarette in a long holder and listening to Best Of Cole Porter records, tinting her hair too blue, and going to the grocery store with two forgotten curlers in the back of her head. That lady be a gas, but she’s also a lot older than 21.

She wore something much livelier earlier in the day:

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Fug the Covers: The W Movie Issue


So I guess all the cover-worthy “breakthrough years” were had by white people? Try harder, W. 

Not only is it disappointing to see such a glaring lack of diversity on these covers — Michael B. Jordan just won Best Actor for Creed from the National Society of Film Critics, and if you think people don’t want to buy a magazine with Michael B. Jordan’s great face on the front of it, you are wrong; Oscar Isaac is great both in The Force Awakens AND Ex Machina; Mya Taylor (who is featured inside the magazine, at least, and gets name-checked in the second line of the piece) is apparently fantastic in Tangerine – but also, albeit much less importantly, every single person who is on these covers has somehow been given exactly the same face. The photographs are well done, but once you’ve seen this, you cannot unsee it and it’s WEIRD. Rooney Mara looks like Carey Mulligan looks like Brie Larson looks like Eddie Redmayne looks like Saoirse Ronan looks like Alicia Vikander. You guys, if I can’t tell, at first glance, if I’m looking at Rooney Mara or Eddie Redmayne, you’ve got a problem.

Not to mention the fact that Rooney Mara was nominated for an Oscar in 2011; she may be wonderful in Carol, but her breakthrough came when she was in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. She’s been the blooming host of the Met Gala already!  Saoirse Ronan was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007 (although I would actually accept an argument that this is the year she’s broken through as an adult; still). Carey Mulligan was Oscar-nominated in 2010 — for pete’s sake, give Daisy Ridley that cover if you’re so intent on a pale British brunette! Even Eddie feels like his breakout was well before this year, but I suppose, given that it’s POSSIBLE this headline refers to LAST year, in which he ALSO won an Oscar, I will allow it. That said: A MAJORITY OF THESE PEOPLE HAD DEFINITELY BROKEN THROUGH BEFORE THIS YEAR.  I DON’T THINK THAT WORD MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS.

[Covers: W Magazine]

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