But Paul Ronan, who recently joined the cast of RTE's 'Fair City', also reckons his daughter has a great chance of eventually winning an Academy Award.
He admitted that her family was naturally crestfallen to see her lose out to Frances McDormand, but pointed out that Saoirse is still only 24 and has been nominated three times already.
"I was a bit disappointed for Saoirse when she lost out to Frances, although losing is the wrong word to use," he told RTE.
"It’s her third Oscar nomination, and that, to a lot of actors would be a dream come true. Each of the three times she was nominated a wonderful actress won the award so I would never say she was robbed or anything like that.
"She is blessed to be in such amazing company really, and, hey, she’s only 24."
He added: "The great thing about awards and being nominated is the potential work it may bring to you, actors love their job and the best award is more work, good work and experiences in a very competitive field.
"I’m proud of Saoirse for who she is, not for any award or her talent as an actor."
Paul appeared on the Late Late Show alongside his daughter back in 2010. Here' s clip from it:
The Irish actress's mother says she "couldn't be more proud" of her daughter after she won her first Golden Globe earlier this week.Read More
Actress Saoirse Ronan's and writer/director Martin McDonagh's Golden Globe wins yesterday bodes well for Irish Oscar hopes, reckons Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon.Read More
The 23 year old Irish actress is now hotly tipped to pick up a Golden Globe after winning the Best Actress Award for her performance in Lady Bird.Read More
Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Caitriona Balfe and Martin McDonagh will be carrying the flag for Ireland at the next Critics' Choice Awards, it has just been announced.Read More
Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan has earned the leading role in the film adaptation of Camilla Gibb's novel.Read More
The twice Oscar nominated Irish actress has begun filming in Dorset, under the directorial eye of Dominic Cooke, with Billy Howle as the male leadRead More
The Carlow actress is one of the publication's "Next Generation Leaders".Read More
The Carlow native is about to make her Broadway debut in The CrucibleRead More
The Brooklyn star made her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible on Tuesday night.Read More
The two-time Oscar nominee will star in Ian McEwan novel adaptation On Chesil BeachRead More
Last night saw Brooklyn scoop the award for Outstanding British Film while Irish-produced Room’s leading lady won Best ActressRead More
Mrs. Doyle's got nothing on herRead More
Next month, Tinsel town's red carpet might be covered in green confettiRead More
Forget McGregor in Vegas - Tinseltown could be subject to the next Irish invasion!Read More
It's a red letter day for the Irish film industry, with a host of nominations. Feast your eyes on the full list of those who'll battle it out for the 88th Academy AwardsRead More
There'll be plenty of homegrown talent flying the flag next monthRead More
The Irish actress shouldn't have a repeat of Dennis Quaid's butchering againRead More
Awards season is going very well indeed so far for the wonderful Irish actors, Satires Ronan and Michael Fassbinder. So might Oscar glory beckon?Read More
Lenny Abrahamson and Emma Donoghue are among the other Irish talents celebrating nominations for the prestigious awards, which were announced todayRead More
Lenny Abrahamson another Irish winner at last night's ceremonyRead More
We've the trailers, you supply the popcorn!Read More
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and British actor/director Alan Rickman are among the stars helping to bring the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival to a stirring conclusion this weekendRead More
Check out two minutes of Saoirse Ronan's next film...Read More
Saoirse Ronan stars in the video for ‘Garden’s Heart’, a new Bat For Lashes and Jon Hopkins collaboration, which graces Last King Of Scotland director Kevin McDonald’s new film, How I Live Now.Read More
Saoirse Ronan stars in Kevin MacDonald's follow-up to The Last King Of Scotland, due out October 4.Read More
Having just played an assassin in Hanna, currently starring as a sweet but isolated Borrower in the Japanese animated film Arrietty, and with roles as vampires and hit-women in the future, Roe McDermott was pleased to find that the Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan wasn’t anywhere near as scary as her CV might suggest. She reveals how her assassin training, a ukulele and a hula-hoop are going to land her a headlining slot at Oxegen next year.Read More
Ireland's fastest-rising film star has her own plans for next year's Oxegen.Read More
She’s Ireland’s brighest young star and the best thing about Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones adaptation. Saoirse Ronan talks about teenage fame and bonding with Meryl Streep, and explains why she won’t be changing her name just so Americans can pronounce it.Read More
Currently gracing the cover of Hot Press, Carlow teen Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for an Oscar for her turn in Atonement.Read More
Unheard of a year ago, Carlow teen Saoirse Ronan is the actress of the hour in Hollywood. Here, she and her actor father Paul Ronan talk about her remarkable rise.Read More
She mightn’t have won the Golden Globe, but Saoirse Ronan is walking on air this week after her dog was found – almost a month after he’d disappeared.Read More
The young Carlow-based actress Saoirse Ronan is on the brink of Hollywood stardom, thanks to her Golden Globe-nominated performance in Atonement and her upcoming starring role in the next Peter Jackson movie, The Lovely Bones. In her first ever in-depth interview, she spoke exclusively to Hot Press about her sudden rise to fame.Read More
Promising young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for a string of awards at home and abroad.Read More