28/02/2016 19:19 GMT | Updated 28/02/2016 20:59 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:

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