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Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender named as ‘British’ for London film awards

The London Critics has changed the names of the categories in response to criticism.

ronan Saoirse Ronan in Brookyn. Cut her open and she'll bleed Kerrygold.

ANOTHER AWARDS NOMINATION announcement, another hames made of calling Irish people ‘British’.

This time it’s the London Film Critics Circle, who’ve got together in their circle and decided that Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender are all British.

While Ronan and Fassbender were all nominated in their international categories (grand), they were also nominated in these categories (not grand):

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Irish-born, Canada-living Emma Donoghue was also nominated as “Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year” for Room (she wrote the novel and the screenplay). Not grand.

Brooklyn was also referred to as a ‘British’ film. No*.

However, since receiving a number of complaints online, London Critics has now changed the names of the categories, inserting ‘Irish’ next to British:

critics circle Source: Critics' Circle

We have been through this! To recap:

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Hozier isn’t British, Paul Dunne isn’t British, Colin Farrell isn’t British, Conor McGregor isn’t British, Michael Fassbender** isn’t British and Saoirse Ronan*** most certainly isn’t British.

GET YOUR OWN DEADLY PEOPLE.

*Okay so it received some BBC funding, but there was so much Enniscorthy. The lad from The Gloaming sang a song. Come off it! 

**Okay so he’s German-Irish. But he grew up in Kerry and there are the school pictures to prove it.

* *And Saoirse Ronan was born in New York, but she’s as Carlow as they come. Quare Carlow. 

H/T @DonaldClarke63

Written by Emer McLysaght and posted on DailyEdge.ie

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