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IFTA Nominations Announced for the IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2017



Date Posted: March 8, 2017

Congratulations to the Northern Ireland talent nominated at this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA). The countdown begins for the Irish film industry’s biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry’s great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Saturday 8th April 2017.

The Academy will welcome 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 and to celebrate Michael Gambon’s Lifetime Achieve Award.

Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty stated that: “These great Irish Nominees are a testament to the hard work and achievements by Irish creative talent within the film and television industry, delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Awards Ceremony”.

A list of the Northern Ireland nominees can be found below below:

ACTRESS SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM

  • Charleigh Bailey, A Date for Mad Mary
  • Susan Lynch, Bad Day for the Cut
  • Simone Kirby, Notes on Blindness
  • Hilary Rose, The Young Offenders
  • Fiona Shaw, Out of Innocence

DRAMA

  • An Klondike
  • The Fall 3
  • Game of Thrones
  • Smalltown
  • Striking Out
  • Vikings

SCRIPTWRITER – DRAMA

  • Gerard Barrett, Smalltown
  • Barry Devlin, My Mother and Other Strangers
  • Marcus Fleming, An Klondike
  • James Phelan, Wrecking the Rising

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA

  • Dara Devaney, An Klondike 2
  • Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders
  • James Nesbit, The Secret
  • Aidan Turner, Poldark
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Trial of the Century

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA

  • Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones
  • Ned Dennehy, An Klondike 2
  • Moe Dunford, Vikings 4
  • Andrew Scott, The Hollow Crown
  • Robert Sheehan – Fortitude

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • Atlantic
  • Bobby Sands 66 Days
  • In Loco Parentis
  • It’s Not Yet Dark
  • Mattress Men

ORIGINAL SCORE

  • David Holmes, The Fall
  • Steve Lynch, An Klondike 2
  • Patrick Cassidy, Smalltown
  • Brian Byrne, The Secret Scripture

SOUND

  • Game of Thrones
  • The Siege of Jadotville
  • Tomato Red
  • Without Name

VFX

  • Black Sails
  • Game of Thrones
  • Ripper Street
  • The Siege of Jadotville

A full list of all the nominees can be found here.

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