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29/02/2016 00:19 GMT | Updated 29/02/2016 01:59 GMT

Oscars 2016: Saoirse Ronan Chose Her Academy Awards Dress For The Sweetest Reason

Saoirse Ronan attended the 2016 Oscars tonight looking stunning in a custom Calvin Klein gown.

The best actress nominee also had the best reason behind her choice of red carpet attire - Ronan told E! News that the shimmering green dress was a tribute to her Irish heritage (though born in The Bronx, both her parents are from Ireland).

See her dazzling Academy Awards appearance below:

Saoirse Ronan Oscar 2016 (list)

Want more Oscars fashion action? Check out every look from the red carpet in our gallery:

Saoirse Ronan Oscar 2016 (list)

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