Thursday, August 13, 2015

Irish Outlander star honoured at US awards

Thursday 13 Aug 2015


Balfe - "Best fans EVER have struck again"

Caitriona Balfe, the Irish star of the hit time travel romantic
drama Outlander, has been named Best Actress in key US magazine Entertainment Weekly's EWwy Awards, one of four wins for the show.

The awards, which are voted for by the public, honour "those snubbed by the Emmys", and the Monaghan actress won by a landslide (81.8%).

Outlander also won Best Drama, with Balfe's co-stars Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies winning Best Actor and Supporting Actor respectively.

Reacting to her win on Twitter, Balfe said: "Best fans EVER have struck again. Thank ewe @EW .... Major #Ewwy love. Congrats to @SamHeughan @TobiasMenzies + all our cast/crew."

Earlier this summer, Balfe won Best Actress in a Television Series at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' Saturn Awards for her performance inOutlander.

Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling books, Outlander's first season saw married combat nurse Claire Randall (Balfe) transported from 1945 back to 1743, where she married Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Heughan).

Season two, in which the now-pregnant Claire and her husband are in 18th-century France, is due to premiere in 2016.


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