NEW YORK - Actress Saoirse Ronan and her writer/director Greta Gerwig both took home Golden Globes for "Lady Bird," and now, the pair has their sights set on a man named Oscar as Hollywood's award season kicks into high gear.
"I still have Oscar parties every year," Gerwig said on the red carpet at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in New York City. "I don't want to jinx anything, but it's amazing. It's an amazing moment."
The fact that Gerwig is also a performer helped the entire cast and crew.
"I think it does help," Ronan said. "They just have an understanding of what it's like to be in the mind of an actor, because it's a very peculiar place."
"Lady Bird," which also earned Laurie Metcalf a Best Supporting Actress nod at the Globes, is atop many people's list of favorites.
"I think it's a brilliant, brilliant film," Ronan said. "She really nailed it in every sort of way when it came to editing, casting, music, the look of it, everything is so kind of pitch perfect."
After taking the awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, the stars are hoping others will be inspired, particularly women. Empowering women is a prevailing theme in the industry, particularly amid the current environment of sexual assault allegations that has inspired both the MeToo and Time's Up movements.
"As a woman who's always wanted to write and direct movies, what I hope is that other women see it happening and say, 'I'm going to make my movie now,'" Gerwig said.