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Irish film Brooklyn scores ANOTHER award in the US

Irish box office hit Brooklyn has added to its long list of awards by receiving the top honour at the Denver Film Festival.

In the People’s Choice categories, the film starring Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson was named Best Narrative Feature.

Brooklyn has already won a number of People’s Choice and Audience awards at the Vancouver, Virginia and Mill Valley film festivals.

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Success: Brooklyn, starring Saoirse and Domhnall, has nabbed several awards in recent months

Carlow native Saoirse Ronan took home the New Hollywood award at the Hollywood Film Awards earlier this month, as well as that Brooklyn has been nominated in five categories at next month’s British Independent Film Awards.

Saoirse is nominated for Best Actress while her co-star Domhnall Gleeson is up for Best Supporting Actor.

Nick Hornby is nominated for Best Screenplay for his adaptation of the Colm Tóibín’s novel, with casting director Fiona Weir among the nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Craft.

Saoirse Ronan spotted with shopping bags

Rising star: Saoirse has won and been nominated for numerous awards | VIPIRELAND.COM

The romantic-drama was filmed in Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow and Montreal, telling the story of Eilis Lacey, who leaves 1950s Ireland for New York.

She falls in love but later has to choose between her life in the US and her life back home.

Brooklyn made Irish box office history earlier this month, claiming the biggest opening of any Irish film in Ireland since Michael Collins in 1996.

The film opened in 87 screens, making it the largest screen count for an Irish film ever in Ireland.

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