10th Apr 2016
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
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