'Lady Bird' Star Saoirse Ronan Says Every Win Is for Director Greta Gerwig (Exclusive)

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Greta Gerwig may have been snubbed for Best Director at the 2018 Golden Globes, but in Lady Bird star Saoirse Ronan's eyes, she deserves every accolade. 

ET's Nancy O'Dell sat down with the 23-year-old actress in our one-on-one room after her win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, where she praised her director for putting "every grain" of herself into the movie, which won Best Picture, Musical or Comedy at the awards show. 

"If the movie wins, and even me getting [this award], that's her's," Ronan insisted. "This is all her, and she's put so much of herself into it, not even in an autobiographical sense, but just every grain of her is in this." 

"She worked very hard on making it as great as it is," she continued. "It's brilliant." 

Ronan and Gerwig both expressed their solidarity with those experiencing inequality, sexual harassment and assault in the workplace by donning all-black looks to the Golden Globes as part of the Time's Up movement. According to Ronan, however, it was listening to Oprah Winfrey's powerful speech on the topic while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award that really encompassed everything she and others in the entertainment industry were feeling. 

"I just loved the speech. I loved the clarity of it, I loved what she had to say," Ronan raved. "I think it's also not just the content of what she says, but the way she delivers something is so inspiring that she had everyone on board. And also I liked that she made sure to kind of say there are wonderful women in this industry and there are wonderful men too and it's all about us supporting each other, so it was great." 

"Just perfect," she added. "She's perfect." 


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