#IFTA2016: The nominations have been announced for the IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2016
The nominees have been announced for the 2016 Irish Film and Television AcademyThe Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation with a Membership of 1,240 individuals across 14 Chapters of Discipline. More (IFTA) Film and Drama Awards.
The annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Saturday 9th April 2016. The Ceremony & Red Carpet will be broadcast primetime on TV3 and highlight and news clips will be distributed worldwide.
The Lord Mayor will welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins along with 500 guests from across the world of Film & Drama, all coming together to celebrate the continued great work and success of Ireland’s home industry. The Irish Academy will also welcome Liam Neeson to Dublin to celebrate his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and will also welcome Roma Downey who will receive the Inaugural Irish Diaspora Award.
TG4’s Irish-language drama An Klondike leads the pack with nine nominations in total, including Best Drama, Actor in a Lead Role Drama, Director Drama, and Actress in a Supporting Role Film. The film competes in both strands having been released as a mini-series and as a theatrical feature film.
The Oscar nominated Roomfollows with 8 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson, Best Editing for Nathan Nugent, Best Script for Emma Donoghue, Best International Actor for Jacob Tremblay, and Best International Actress for Brie Larson.
Best Film is a testament to the strength of Irish film in the last year, with Brooklyn, My Name is Emily, Room, Sing Street, The Survivalist, and Viva nominated, and all worthy winners.
Saoirse Ronan leads Brooklyn‘s charge, competing for Best Actress with Ruth Bradley (Pursuit), Eva Birthistle (Swansong), Evanna Lynch (My Name Is Emily) and Orla Brady (The Price of Desire).
Fellow Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender has been nominated for Best Actor competing with Colin Farrell (The Lobster), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Barry KeoghanBarry Keoghan is an Irish actor from Summerhill in Dublin, best known for his roles in Dunkirk and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. More (Mammal) and Martin McCann (The Survivalist).
Best Director is another tightly contested category, with Room’s Academy Award nominated Lenny Abrahamson up against John Carney (Sing Street), John Crowley (Brooklyn), Paddy Breathnach (Viva) and Stephen Fingleton (The Survivalist).
[quote title=”Aine Moriarty – Irish Film & Television Academy, CEO”]What a superb year for Irish production and this year’s Nominations showcase to the world what Ireland’s small but excellent film industry has to offer. Irish creative talent is delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Ceremony.[/quote]
Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world.
The 2016 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday 9th April at the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin.
Full list of nominees:
Brooklyn My Name is Emily Room Sing Street The Survivalist Viva
Actor in a Lead Role Film
Colin Farrell – The Lobster Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina Barry Keoghan – Mammal Martin McCann – The Survivalist
Actress in a Lead Role Film
Eva Birthistle – Swansong Ruth Bradley – Pursuit Orla Brady –The Price of Desire Evanna Lynch – My Name Is Emily Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Actor in a Supporting Role Film
Domhnall Gleeson –Brooklyn Sean T. Ó Meallaigh – The Callback Queen Jack Reynor – Sing Street Owen Roe – Pursuit Michael Smiley – My Name is Emily
Actress in a Supporting Role Film
Jane Brennan – Brooklyn Gemma-Leah Devereux – Get Up and Go Olwen Fouéré – The Survivalist Siobhan O’Kelly – An Klondike Ger Ryan – The Callback Queen
Lenny Abrahamson –Room Paddy Breathnach –Viva John Carney –Sing Street John Crowley –Brooklyn Stephen Fingleton –The Survivalist
John Carney – Sing Street Emma Donoghue – Room Simon Fitzmaurice – My Name is Emily Mark O’Halloran – Viva Johnny O’Reilly – Moscow Never Sleeps
George Morrison Feature Documentary
A Doctor’s Sword – Bob Jackson and Gary Lennon The Land of the Enlightened – Morgan Bushe and Bart Van Langendonck Mom and Me – Ken WardropKen Wardrop is an Irish documentary filmmaker best know for his short Undressing My Mother,a nd features His & Hers, Mom & Me, and Making the Grade. More Older Than Ireland– Alex Fegan Garry Walsh and Colm Nicell The Queen of Ireland – Ailish Bracken
Change in the Weather – Muiris Crowley Ernestine and Kit – Kevin Barry The Great Wide Open – Ciaran Dooley How Was Your Day?– Damien O’Donnell Love is a Sting – Vincent Gallagher Stutterer – Benjamin Cleary
A Coat Made Dark – Damien Byrne Geist – Daniel Spencera Tea with the Dead – Susan Broe Unhinged – Tom Caulfield
The Revenant Spotlight Mad Max Fury Road Ex Machina
Leonard DiCaprio –The Revenant Matt Damon – The Martian Jacob Tremblay – Room Bryan Cranston –Trumbo
Brie Larson – Room Cate Blanchett – Carol Charlotte Rampling –45 Years Rachel Griffith – Mammal
An Klondike Game of Thrones S5 Penny Dreadful S2 Rebellion Vikings
Actor in a Lead Role in Drama
Dara Devaney – An Klondike Colin Farrell – True Detective Stepehn Rea – Dickensian Aidan Turner – Poldark Barry Ward – Rebellion