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December 11, 2017 12:00 pm

There are worse things in life than getting an important call while hiking in Ireland.

Lady Bird‘s Saoirse Ronan was in her native country sightseeing with a friend on Monday when she couldn’t figure out why her phone wouldn’t stop ringing — and then realized the 2018 Golden Globe nominations were out.

The now three-time Golden Globe nominee says she actually preferred finding out that way. “It was actually quite nice cause it meant I wasn’t thinking about it too much. It was such a lovely, pleasant surprise when I heard. It’s very exciting!” she says.

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Ronan was nominated for the first time in 2008 for her role in Atonement and then again in 2016 for Brooklyn. But when it came time to tell her mom about the happy news, Ronan had another bout of miscommunication.

Now a veteran of the award circuit cycle, Ronan is looking forward to celebrating the night of the show with her cast and Call Me By Your Name‘s Timothee Chalamet, who also appears in Lady Bird.

“Anytime it’s happened it’s been for a film that I cared very deeply about and worked hard on. Whether you win or lose, it’s just always a lovely excuse to celebrate the hard work that you’ve done, with [director] Greta [Gerwig]. And Timothee is nominated too so it’s going to be really nice to share it with them!”

Seth Meyers is set to host the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, airing live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Jan. 7 on NBC.

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