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Little Women star Florence Pugh celebrates Oscar nod with boyfriend Zach Braff

She received her very first Oscar nomination this week for her nuanced performance as Amy in Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of Little Women.

And Florence Pugh celebrated the momentous occasion with her boyfriend Zach Braff, 44, on Tuesday, clutching a bottle of champagne in one hand as they prepared to toast to her Best Supporting Actress nod.

The talented 24-year-old actress looked overjoyed as she left her West Hollywood hotel following a busy morning of interviews, before meeting up with Scrubs joker Zach.

Success: Florence Pugh celebrated her Oscar nomination with boyfriend Zach Braff, 44, on Tuesday, clutching a bottle of champagne in one hand as they prepared to toast to her Best Supporting Actress nod

Spring in her step: The 24-year-old actress looked overjoyed as she left her West Hollywood hotel following a busy morning of interviews, before meeting up with Scrubs star Zach

The couple, who went public with their romance in April last year, looked head-over-heels for one another as they shared a sweet embrace.

British beauty Florence couldn’t keep the smile off her face, wrapping her arms around her man.

The Midsommar star looked lovely in a white dress with a ditsy floral print, set off with large gold earrings, her blonde hair styled in loose curls.

The couple have previously faced criticism from online trolls for their 20-year age difference, prompting Florence to laugh off any negativity.

Delighted: The couple, who went public with their romance in April last year, looked head-over-heels for one another as they shared a sweet embrace

Overjoyed: British beauty Florence couldn’t keep the smile off her face, wrapping her arms around her man

Defining role: Florence has been recognised for her performance as Amy in Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of Little Women

Stylish: The Midsommar star looked lovely in a white dress with a ditsy floral print, set off with large gold earrings 

Age gap: The couple have previously faced criticism from online trolls for their 21-year age difference, prompting Florence to laugh off any negativity

Pugh took to Instagramn in December to share a photo of herself outside posing outside a restaurant in Los Angeles, with Zach sharing a princess emoji in the comments section.

One of her followers hit out at Zach, telling him ‘you’re 44 years old,’ prompting Florence to interject, ‘And yet he got it.’  

Florence’s celebrations come just after she shared two rather cheeky snaps on Monday.

The star revealed one picture was taken a moment before she discovered her Oscar nod – and the second showed the exact moment it was confirmed she has been nominated. 

Laughing it off: In December, Florence shut down a troll who criticised the age difference between Florence and Zach – after he commented a princess emoji on this picture

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Comeback: The actress responded with, ‘And yet he got it’

Florence made sure to cover her modesty with a bedsheet in one of the pictures and used two artfully placed avocado emojis to cover up in the other.

Captioning the image, she wrote: ‘Before the moment.. the exact moment. #nominated #foraf***ingoscar!!!!!!’ 

Florence has some stiff competition when it comes to the category for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards on February 9.

She is up against the likes of Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, Margot Robbie for Bombshell and Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell. 

This is her moment: Florence’s celebrations come just after she took to Instagram on Monday to share two rather cheeky snaps, showing the EXACT moment she discovered she was nominated for an Oscar

A moment before… Florence also shared this snap which showed her waiting to hear whether or not she was up for a gong 

Gerwig’s version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women tells the story of Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, 25, and her life with her sisters. 

Jo is the main protagonist, an ambitious young writer who is keen to make her own way in the world. 

Ronan has been nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards and is up against Cynthia Erivo for Harriet, Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story, Charlize Theron for Bombshell and Renée Zellweger for Judy. 

Eldest sister Meg, played by Emma Watson, 29, boasts a traditional outlook on life, while Beth, played by Eliza Scanlen, 21, is the most caring of the siblings. 

Iconic: Greta Gerwig’s version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women tells the story of the March sisters (pictured L-R: Florence as Amy, Saorise Ronan as Jo, Emma Watson as Meg) 

Florence plays Amy, the youngest of the March sisters, who prizes her appearance and aims to marry rich.

The flawed character has always been looked down on in favour of spirited heroine Jo, but Florence is hoping her layered interpretation will speak to viewers, playing her as an ambitious and passionate young woman. 

Speaking about the role to Junkee.com, she said: ‘I really appreciate playing fascinating and interesting women.  

‘They don’t always have to be likeable. I enjoy women who have something to say, they have a point that they represent.’ 

The movie is also up for Best Picture, Best Costume Design, Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay. 

Director Greta Gerwig won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday.

Sadly, Florence lost out to Laura Dern in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as divorce attorney Nora in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. 

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Florence will be leading the Brits when it comes to the Academy Awards. 

She, Anthony Hopkins and Sam Mendes’ war epic, 1917, are featured among the homegrown nominations at the upcoming ceremony. 

Nominations across 24 categories were announced live on Monday afternoon ahead of the annual ceremony at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.    

Leading the Brits: Florence joins a limited number of homegrown talent at this year’s Oscars 

Achievement: Irish star Saoirse (top left) also gets a Best Actress nomination for the film

Mendes will compete against a strong American contingent for the award, with former winner Martin Scorcese also named for his sprawling Netflix opus The Irishman.  

Todd Phillips also features for Joker, while Quentin Tarantino gets a nod for his love letter to the final days of classic American cinema – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood. 

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho makes up the group thanks to his work on psychological thriller Parasite. 

Elsewhere, Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce have both been nominated for their work on biographical drama The Two Popes.   

Firing ahead: British World War I epic 1917 has been named across an impressive ten categories

Epiphany: Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce have both been nominated for their work on biographical drama The Two Popes (pictured) 

Recognised for his portrayal of former Catholic Church prelate Pope Benedict XVI, Hopkins, 82, has been named in the category for Best Supporting Actor. 

Meanwhile co-star Pryce, 72, gets a Best Actor nomination for his leading role as current heads of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

It is the talented British star’s first Academy Award nomination following a career spanning more than 40-years. 

But it’s familiar territory for Hopkins, who claimed Best Actor for his iconic role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of The Lambs at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992.  

92nd Annual Academy Awards – the nominees in full

BEST PICTURE 

The Irishman

Ford vs Ferrari

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Parasite

 

BEST ACTRESS 

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renée Zellweger – Judy

 

BEST ACTOR 

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory 

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes  

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

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BEST DIRECTOR  

Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

Sam Mendes – 1917

Todd Phillips – Joker

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

The Irishman   

 

BEST SOUND MIXING 

1917

Ad Astra

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

Ford V Ferrari – Donald Sylvester

Joker – Alan Robert Murray

1917 – Oliver Tarrney and Rachel Tate

One Upon as Time in Hollywood – Wylie Stateman

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Matthew Wood and David Acord

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4

I’m Gonna Love me Again – Rocketman

I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough

Into the Unknown – Frozen II

Stand Up – Harriet

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE 

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4  

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM 

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love

Kitbull

Memorable Sister

 

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Brotherhood

Nefta Football Club

The Neighbor’s Window

Saria

A Sister

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama

Honeyland   

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT 

In the Absence

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha    

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

1917 – Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Knives Out – Rian Johnson

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Parasite – Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han 

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

The Irishman – Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi

Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

Little Women – Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

  

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE 

Corpus Christi (Poland)

Honeyland (North Macedonia)

Les Miserables (France)

Pain and Glory (Spain)

Parasite (South Korea)     

 

BEST  PRODUCTION DESIGN

1917

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Parasite          

 

BEST FILM  EDITING 

Ford v Ferrari – Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker

The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles

Joker – Jeff Groth

Parasite – Jinmo Yang  

  

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  

1917 – Roger Deakins

The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto

Joker – Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson          

 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING 

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

1917

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