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Reynor among IFTA award winners

Jack Reynor with his IFTA award

SOME of the biggest names in Irish film and television gathered in Dublin over the weekend for the 10th annual Irish Film and Television Awards at the Convention Centre.

Hosted by Irish actor Simon Delaney, guests who walked the red carpet included John C Reilly, Saoirse Ronan, Jim Sheridan, Chris O’Dowd, Victoria Smurfit, James Nesbitt, Fionnula Flanagan, Michelle Keegan, Chris Fountain, Whitney Able, Kian Egan, The Hardy Bucks and Jamie Dornan.

Big winners on the night included Irish crime-drama Love/Hate which took home six awards, including IFTAs for Best Drama, Best Director David Caffrey and Writer TV Stuart Carolan.

More film:

Love/Hate actors Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Charlie Murphy and Susan Loughnane received IFTAs for Actor Lead TV Drama, Actress Lead TV and Actress Support TV Drama respectively.

Winning big in the film categories, What Richard Did picked up five awards throughout the night including the award for Best Film. Jack Reynor picked up the award for Actor Lead Film whilst Lenny Abrahamson and Malcolm Campbell picked up IFTAs for Best Director and Script with their fifth IFTA going to Nathan Nugent for Editing Film.

Domhnall Gleeson was presented with the Actor Support Film award for his performance in Anna Karenina.  Actresses Ruth Bradley won for her Lead performance in monster movie Grabbers, whilst Brid Brennan won the IFTA for her Supporting Actress role in the thrilling drama Shadow Dancer. 

The Irish Film Board Rising Star Award on the night went to Gerard Barrett who was the writer, director, editor and producer for feature film Pilgrim Hill.

Argo won the IFTA for Best International Film while Daniel Day-Lewis was voted Best International Actor for Lincoln and Marion Cotillard for Best International Actress for her role in Rust and Bone.

The winners in full:


What Richard Did (Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Element Pictures)

Death of a Superhero (Michael Garland, Astrid Kahmke, Bavaria Pictures, Grand Pictures)

Good Vibrations (Chris Martin, Andrew Eaton, Canderblinks Films)

Grabbers (David Collins, Martina Niland, Forward Films, High Treason Productions, Samson Films)

Shadow Dancer (Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Element Pictures)


Lenny Abrahamson, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)

Pat Collins, Silence (South Wind Blows and Harvest Films)

Ian Fitzgibbon, Death of a Superhero (Bavaria Pictures, Grand Pictures)

Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths (MomentumPictures)


Malcolm Campbell, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)

Kevin Lehane, Grabbers (Forward Films, High Treason Productions, Samson Films)

Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths (MomentumPictures)

Kieron J Walsh, Steve Brookes, based on the stage play Jump by Lisa McGee, Jump (Hotshot Films)


Jack Reynor, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)

Richard Dormer, Good Vibrations (Canderblinks Films)

Colin Farrell, Seven Psychopaths (MomentumPictures)

Martin McCann, Jump (Hotshot Films)

Jack Reynor, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)


Ruth Bradley, Grabbers  (Forward Films, High Treason Productions, Samson Films)

Anne Marie Duff, Sanctuary  (Venom Films, Wajda Studio)

Roisin Murphy, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)

Seana Kerslake, Dollhouse (The Factory)


Domhnall Gleeson, Anna Karenina (Universal Pictures)

Ciaran Hinds, The Woman in Black (Momentum Pictures)

Michael McElhatton, Death of a Superhero (Bavaria Pictures, Grand Pictures)

David Wilmot, Shadow Dancer (Element Pictures)


Bríd Brennan, Shadow Dancer (Element Pictures)

Bronagh Gallagher, Grabbers (Forward Films, High Treason Productions, Samson Films)

Charlene McKenna, Jump (Hotshot Films)

Gabrielle Reidy, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)



Lón sa Spéir – Men at Lunch (Sean & Eamonn Ó’Cualáin, Sónta)

Bernard Dunne’s Bród Club (Production Team, Independent Pictures)

Congo 1961 (Akajava Films)

Rásaí na Gaillimhe (Great Western Films)


Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Trevor Birney, Eimhear O’Neill, Ruth O’Reilly, Below The Radar)

Barbaric Genius (Paul Duane, Screenworks)

John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man (Sé Merry Doyle, Loopline Films)

Skin in the Game (Donald Taylor Black, Poolbeg Productions)



Morning (Cathy Brady)

The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden (Andrew Legge)

Fear of Flying (Conor Finnegan, Lovely Productions)

Rhinos (Shimmy Marcus)



Macropolis (Flickerpix Animations)

After You (Damien O’Connor, Cell Division)

Fear of Flying (Conor Finnegan, Lovely Productions)

Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale (Brown Bag Films / Silvergate)



Argo (Warner Bro)

Amour (Artifical Eye)

Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)

Lincoln (20th Century Fox)


Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln, 20th Century Fox

Ben Affleck, Argo, Warner Bros

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook, Canal Entertainment Film

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master, Entertainment Film


Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone, Studio Canal

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook, Entertainment Film

Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer, Paramount Pictures

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour, Artificial Eye




DRAMA sponsored by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Love/Hate (Suzanne McAuley, Steve Matthews, Octagon Films)

The Borgias (Neil Jordan, James Flynn, Octagon Films)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Titanic: Blood and Steel (Paul Myler, Roberto Minni, Ciaran Donnelly, Epos Films)



David Caffrey, Love Hate (Octagon Films)

Ciaran Donnelly, Titanic: Blood and Steel (Epos Films)

Declan Lowney, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)

Aisling Walsh, Loving Miss Hatto (Left Bank Pictures)



Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Colin Heber-Percy & Lyall Watson, Saving the Titanic (Tile Films)

Neil Jordan, The Borgias (Octagon Films)

Chris O’Dowd & Nick Vincent Murphy, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)


Actor TV

Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Gabriel Byrne, Secret State (Company Pictures)

Colm Meaney, Hell on Wheels (Endemol)

Robert Sheehan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)


Actress TV

Charlie Murphy, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Orla Brady, Sinbad (Possible Pictures)

Carrie Crowley, Rasai na Gaillimhe (Great Western Films)

Amy Huberman, Threesome (Big Talk Productions)


Supporting Actor TV

Andrew Scott, Sherlock (Hartswood Films)

Peter Coonan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Allen Leech, Downton Abbey (Carnival Films)

Chris O’Dowd, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)


Supporting Actress TV

Susan Loughnane, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Cathy Belton, Roy (Jam Media)

Ruth Negga, Secret State (Channel 4)

Deirdre O’Kane, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)





Good Vibrations, Maggie Donnelly (Canderblinks Films)

Loving Miss Hatto, Alison Byrne (Left Bank Pictures)

King of the Travellers, Joan O’Cleary (Vico Films)

Ripper Street, Lorna Marie Mugan (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)



Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina (Universal Pictures)

PJ Dillon, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Tim Fleming, Citadel (Blinder Films)

David Grennan, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)


Editing Film/Drama

Nathan Nugent, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)

Dermot Diskin, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Mick Mahon, Saving the Titanic (Tile Films)

Helen Chapman, Ripper Street (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)


Makeup & Hair sponsored by MAC

Sharon Doyle, Eileen Buggy – Ripper Street (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)

Morna Ferguson, Dee Corcoran – Loving Miss Hatto (Left Bank Pictures)

Lynn Johnston, Eileen Buggy – Shadow Dancer (Element Pictures)

Tom McInerney, Dee Corcoran – Titanic Blood & Steel (Epos Films)


Production Design

Mark Geraghty, Ripper Street (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)

Tom Conroy, Titanic: Blood & Steel (Epos Films)

Stephen Daly, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Ray Ball, Saving the Titanic – (Tile Films)


Original Score

Niall Byrne, Loving Miss Hatto (Left Bank Pictures)

Ray Harman, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Steve Lynch, Saving the Titanic (Tile Films)

Stephen Rennicks, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)


Sound Film/Drama

Citadel – Garret Farrell, Hugh Fox, Steve Fanagan

Game of Thrones – Ronan Hill, Mervyn Moore

Titanic Blood & Steel – Dan Birch, Jon Stevenson, Garret Farrell

What Richard Did – Paddy Hanlon, Steve Fanagan, Niall Brady





Roy (JAM Media)

The Octonauts (Brown Bag)

OMG! Jedward (Tyrone Productions)

Ó Tholg go Tolg (Red Pepper Productions)


Current Affairs

Spotlight: Sean Quinn’s Missing Millions (BBCNI)

Midweek: Rural Ireland Fights Back (TV3)

Prime Time – Profiting from Prostitution (RTE)

Vincent Browne Tonight (TV3)



Congo 1961 (Akajava Films)

A Time to Die? (Yellow Asylum Films)

MND: The Inside Track (Independent Pictures)

WB Yeats – No Country for Old Men (Hot Shot Films)


Documentary Series

Bullyproof (Firebrand Productions)

24 Hours to Kill (TV3)

The New Irish After the Bust (Animo Television)

Ray D’Arcy: How to Beat Depression (Animo Television)



Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)

Mrs Brown’s Boys (RTE / BBC / BOC Pictures)

The Savage Eye (Blinder Films)

The Voice of Ireland (Screentime ShinAwiL)



The Radharc Squad (Tyrone Productions)

Dead Money (ProMedia Productions)

Room to Improve (Coco Television)

The Zoo (Moondance Productions)



Jockey Eile (Abú Media)

Masterchef (Screentime ShinAwil)

ICA Bootcamp (Independent Pictures)

Come Dine with Me (ITV Studios for TV3)



When Ali Came to Ireland (True Films)

Olympics (RTÉ)

Paralympics (Setanta Ireland)

Jump Boys (Touchline Media)




Maurice Sweeney, WB Yeats No Country for Old Men (Hot Shot Films)

Alison Millar, The Shame of the Catholic Church (BBC Northern Ireland)

Damien O’Donnell, The Savage Eye (Blinder Films)

Lynda McQuaid, Masterchef (Screentime ShinAwil)





Michael O’Donovan, Gaeil Nua Eabhrac (Real Films)

Ronan Fox & Mick O’Rourke, WB Yeats No Country for Old Men (Hot Shot Films)

Kieran Slyne, My Civil War (RTÉ)

Feargal O’Hanlon, Lorg na gCos (Colm Bairéad Ltd/Midas Productions)


Editing TV

Brenda Morrissey, Inside the Department (Wildfire Films)

Mick Mahon, Gaeil Nua Eabhrac (Real Films)

Mick Mahon, Chaplin the Waterville Picture (Keeshla Communications Ltd)

Zaini Darragh, The West’s Awake (Iris Productions)


Sound TV

Am An Ghátair – Mark Henry, Conall de Cléir, John Brennan (Magamedia)

Scéal na Gaeilge – Paul Rowland, Niall O’Sullivan (ROSG)

WB Yeats No Country for Old Men – Killian Fitzgerald, Fiachra O’Hanlon (Hotshot Films)

The West’s Awake – David O’Regan, Killian Fitzgerald, Zaini Darragh (Iris Productions)



Gerard Barrett (writer-director-editor-producer, Pilgrim Hill)

Lisa Barros D’sa & Glenn Leyburn (directors, Good Vibrations)

Ciaran Foy (director, Citadel)

Jack Reynor (actor, What Richard Did)



Steve Cummins

Steve is the Irish Post's digital media & entertainment editor and looks after the paper's website and weekly entertainment supplement, Rí-Rá. Follow him @steve_cummins

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