Irish film and Television Award nominees announced - SEE POLL


Crime drama “Love/hate” has been nominated for 10 awards for the upcoming Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA), to be held in Dublin on Saturday, February 12.

Brendan Gleeson and his two actor sons, Domhnall and Brian have all been shortlisted in separate categories for the awards ceremony.

Juanita Wilson’s Bosnian-set drama “As If I Am Not There” has been nominated for six awards.

In the best actor categories, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson were both nominated for their performance in the Irish gangster comedy “Perrier’s Bounty”. Co-stars Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan are shortlisted for their supporting rles in Peter Weir’s “The Way Back”.

Ruth Bradley is up for best actress for her role in “Love/Hate”, she will be judged against Amy Huberman (“Rewind”), Ruth Bradley (Love/Hate), Orla Brady (Mistresses), Sarah Flood (Fair City) and Charlene McKenna (Raw).

Aine Moriarty, IFTA chief executive, spoke about the high standard of work produced by Irish artists.

"The Academy is delighted the industry, with the ongoing support from the Irish Government, is continuing to provide excellent feature films, dramas, entertainment programmes and documentaries," she said.

"Audiences in Ireland and around the world consistently respond to the work produced and made by our home-grown creative talents and, alongside many of our industry greats, I am pleased to see so many exciting new names in the shortlist - this reflects the growing pool of talent in our creative industries, long may it continue."

Here are a fill list of the nominees:



As If I Am Not There-James Flynn (Octagon Films)
Perrier's Bounty - Alan Moloney (Parallel Film)
Sensation - Katie Holly (Blinder Films)
Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne - Edwina Forkin (Zanzibar Films)
The Runway - Macdara Kelleher (Fastnet Films)

Director Film

PJ Dillon -Rewind (Carbon Films)
Tom Hall -Sensation (Blinder Films)
Ian Power - The Runway (Fastnet Films)
Juanita Wilson - As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films)

Script Film

Will Collins - My Brothers (Rubicon Films)
Conor McDermottroe - Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne (Zanzibar Films)
Mark O'Rowe - Perrier's Bounty(Parallel Film)
Juanita Wilson - As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films)

Actor in a Lead Role - Film

Martin McCann -Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne (Zanzibar Films)
Colm Meaney-Parked (Ripple World Pictures Limited)
Cillian Murphy - Perrier's Bounty (Parallel Films)
Liam Neeson- Chloe (Element Pictures Distribution)

Actress in a Lead Role - Film / Television*

Ruth Bradley - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Orla Brady-Mistresses (Ecosse Films for BBC Wales)
Amy Huberman-Rewind (Carbon Films)
Sarah Flood - Fair City (RTÉ)
Charlene McKenna -RAW (Octagon Films / Ecosse Films)

Actor in a Supporting Role - Film

Pierce Brosnan-The Ghost (Element Pictures Distribution)
Colin Farrell -The Way Back (Exclusive Films)
Brendan Gleeson - Perrier’s Bounty (Parallel Films)
Cillian Murphy -Inception (Warner Bros.)

Actress in a Supporting Role - Film

Kerry Condon -The Runway (Fastnet Films)
Marcella Plunkett -Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne (Zanzibar Films)
Saoirse Ronan -The Way Back (Exclusive Films)
Eileen Walsh -Snap (Samson Films)

The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award

Burma Soldier - Julie leBrocquy (leBrocquy Fraser)
Pyjama Girls - Maya Derrington (Still Films)
The Pipe – Risteard Ó'Domhnaill& Rachel Lysaght (ScannáinInbhearTeo)
What We Leave in Our Wake - Pat Collins (Harvest Films)


International Film
A Prophet (Element Pictures Distribution)
Inception (Warner Bros.)
The Social Network (Sony)
Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Pictures)

International Actor

Russell Crowe - The Next Three Days (Lionsgate Films)
Leonardo DiCaprio-Inception (Warner Bros.)
Jesse Esienberg-The Social Network (Sony)
Rahar Rahim - A Prophet (Element Pictures Distribution)

International Actress

Annette Benning - The Kids are All Right (Universal)
Helena Bonham-Carter - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone (Artificial Eye)
Natasha Petrovic - As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films)


Single Drama / Drama Serial

Mo -(Channel 4 / ITV Studios)
Na Cloigne - CiaránÓ'Cofaigh (ROSG)
The Silence - Eleanor Greene (Company Pictures & BBC)
When Harvey Met Bob -Catherine Magee (Great Meadow Productions)
Wild Decembers -Edna O'Brien, Anthony Byrne (Touchpaper Television/ Octagon Films)