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IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2016: The Winners & Photos


By Jennifer McShane
10th Apr 2016
IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2016: The Winners & Photos

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Though there was a lack of pre-event promotion again this year, perhaps still down to the fact that they’ve split the IFTAs in two (yes, it’s a tad confusing), the IFTA Film and Drama Awards (broadcast Sunday on TV3 at 9PM) were a grand spectacle and sought to honour the best that Irish film and TV had to offer in the past twelve’months.

The big winner of tonight?was Room (such a deserving winner), solidly ending its award season run on home shores and scooping up seven awards, including Best Film, Best Script Film,?Best Director,?Editing and?Original Music. Saoirse Ronan?took home the Best Actress gong (another statuette to add multiple wins this season) for her acclaimed turn in Brooklyn, and accepting the award via video link in New York; she said: “To have the support of the Irish people has been the greatest honour.”

The all-around legend?that is Liam Neeson was also honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by President Michael D Higgins. The Taken star urged more support of the Irish Film Board in order for Irish film to continue to flourish.?Distinguished actress, producer and humanitarian Roma Downey also received the Irish Diaspora Award presented to her by musician and fellow humanitarian Bob Geldof.

Other notable winners included Ben Cleary’s short Stutterer (which also won an Oscar),?Ab? Media’s Irish language series An Klondike?and?Ken Wardrop’s Mom & Me.

Scan the full list of winners below and browse our gallery of red carpet?appearances above.

Don’t forget to tune into the live broadcast on Sunday at 9 PM on TV3.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Liam Neeson

Best Film: Room

Best Director Film: Lenny Abrahamson for Room

Best Script Film: Emma Donoghue for Room

Irish Film Board Rising Star: Stephen Fingleton

Best Lead Actor Film: Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs

Best Lead Actress Film: Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor Film: Jack Reynor?for Sing Street

Best Supporting Actress Film: Jane Brennan for Brooklyn

George Morrison Feature Documentary: Mom & Me

Best Animated Short: Geist

Best Short Film: Stutterer

Best Drama in association with the BAI: An Klondike

Best Director Drama: Neasa Hardiman for Happy Valley

Best Writer Drama: Marcus Fleming for An Klondike

Best Lead Actor Drama: Dara Devaney for An Klondike

Best Lead Actress Drama: Ruth Bradley for Rebellion

Best Supporting Actor Drama: Moe Dunford for Vikings

Best Supporting Actress Drama: Sarah Greene for Penny Dreadful

Best Director of Photography: Cathal Watters for Viva

Best Costume Design: Joan Bergin for Vikings

Best Editing: Nathan Nugent for Room

Best M.A.C. Make-Up and Hair: An Klondike

Best Original Music: Stephen Rennicks for Room

Best Production Design: Tom Conroy for Legend

Best Sound: Room

Best VFX: The Frankenstein Chronicles (Screen Scene)

Best International Film: Spotlight

Best International Actor: Leonardo Di Caprio for The Revenant

Best International Actress: Brie Larson for Room