IFTA Nominations Are In

Hot off the press, the IFTA nominations have been released! It was very touch and go there for a while, after last year's ceremony that was pretty woeful on all accounts, but?rumour?has it the awards are indeed going ahead in 2015. This time, however, they're following suit with the BAFTAs, splitting the awards in two: May 24th will see the film awards take place, while the TV categories will have their time to shine this October.

Regardless of whether or not we actually enjoy sitting down to these awards on the telly, there's no denying the importance of the IFTAs as a worthy vehicle through which we can acknowledge and celebrate our home-grown talent. Once again, this year it's all about Love/Hate while St Patrick's Day (an amazing film that tackles the stigma and reality of mental health) and Lenny Abrahamson's Frank, starring Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson, take the reigns in the film categories.

One glance at the names below and you'll soon be reminded that here in Ireland, we're in pretty good company.


Who will you be rooting for? What piqued your interest over the last year?

Best Film



I Used to live here


Patrick's Day


Song of the Sea

Director ?- Film

Lenny Abrahamson - Frank

Gerard Barrett - Glassland

John Carney - Begin Again

Terry McMahon - Patrick's Day

Script - ?Film


Gerard Barrett - Glassland

Frank Berry - I Used to Live Here

Will Collins - Song of the Sea

Terry McMahon -Patrick's Day

Actor in a Lead Role in Film

Moe Dunford - Patrick's Day

Colin Farrell - Miss Julie


Michael Fassbender - Frank

Jack Reynor - Glassland

Actress in a Lead Role in Film

Tara Breathnach - A Nightingale Falling

Jordanne Jones - I Used to Live Here

Simone Kirby - Jimmy's Hall

Deirdre O?Kane - Noble


Actor in a Supporting Role in Film

Domhnall Gleeson - Frank

Allen Leech - The Imitation Game

James Nesbitt - Gold

Andrew Scott - Pride

Actress in a Supporting Role in Film


Kerry Condon - Gold

Sin?ad Cusack - Queen and Country

Sarah Greene - Noble

Catherine Walker - Patrick's Day

George Morrison?Feature Documentary

Blood Fruit - Ferndale Films

In A House That Ceased To Be - Atlantic Film Alliance


One Million Dubliners - Underground Films

Road - DoubleBand Films

Unbreakable- Ross Whitaker



The Fall Season 2

Game Of Thrones


Love/Hate 5


Director - Drama

David Caffrey - Love/Hate 5

Ciaran Donnelly - Vikings

Colm McCarthy - Peaky Blinders Series 2


Dearbhla Walsh - Penny Dreadful

Script - Drama

Stuart Carolan - Love/Hate 5

Tom Collins/Eoin McNamee/Paul Walker -An Bronntanas

Colin Murphy - The Guarantee

Colin Teevan - Charlie

Actor in a Lead Role in Drama


Jamie Dornan - The Fall Series 2

Aidan Gillen - Charlie

Cillian Murphy - Peaky Blinders Series 2

Tom Vaughan Lawlor - Love/Hate 5

Actress in a Lead Role Drama

Caitriona Balfe - Outlander

Michelle Beamish - An Bronntanas (The Gift)


Maria Doyle Kennedy - Corp + Anam

Charlie Murphy - Love/Hate

Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama

John Connors - Love/Hate

Liam Cunningham - Game of Thrones

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman


Andrew Scott - Sherlock: His Last Vow

Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama

Charlotte Bradley - An Bronntanas (The Gift)

Aisling Franciosi - The Fall Series 2

Charlie Murphy - The Village (Series 2)

Mary Murray -Love/Hate 5

Director Of Photography


PJ Dillon -Vikings

Michael Lavelle - Patrick's Day

James Mather - Frank

Piers McGrail -Glassland

Costume Design

Joan Bergin - Vikings

Consolata Boyle - Miss Julie


Lorna Marie Mugan - Peaky Blinders

Eimear Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh -Jimmy's Hall


Un? N? Dhongha?le -The Missing

Nathan Nugent - Frank

Emer Reynolds - One Million Dubliners

Emer Reynolds - Patrick's Day


Make-Up & Hair

All is by My Side


Ripper Street


Original Score

Ray Harman - Patrick's Day


David Holmes - €71

Stephen McKeon - Queen and Country

Stephen Rennicks - Frank

Production Design

Tom Conroy - Vikings

Mark Geraghty - Vikings

John Paul Kelly - The Theory of Everything


Donal Woods - Downton Abbey


The Canal


Game of Thrones

Patrick's Day

International Film




The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

International Actor

Steve Carrell - Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game


Jake Gyllenhall - Nightcrawler

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

International Actress

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Toni Collette - Glassland

Jessica Chastain - Miss Julie

Julianne Moore - Still Alice


Animation Short

An Ode to Love - Matthew Darragh

Fresh Cut Grass- Boulder Media

Somewhere Down the Line - Julien Regnard

The Ledge End of Phil (from accounting) - Paul Morris

Short Film

Boogaloo and Graham - Michael Lennox / Ronan Blaney / Brian Falconer


I Am Here -David Holmes

Rockmount - David Tynan

Skunky Dog - James Fitzgerald

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